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Miami's Urban Art scene and How to Find Your Style with Miami Artist Diana "Didi" Contreras

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Diana "Didi" Contreras

Miami has emerged as a world-class art destination. Miami street art is always changing, so you never know what’s around the next corner. Colorful murals from internationally renowned artists to local legends decorate warehouses and restaurants. One such example is the influential Miami artist Diana “Didi” Contreras.

Didi has painted murals in the Urban Art scene and her artwork can be seen in galleries around the world including the Street Art Gallery in Dubai.

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Miami has emerged as a world-class art destination. Miami street art is always changing, so you never know what’s around the next corner. Colorful murals from internationally renowned artists to local legends decorate warehouses and restaurants. One such example is the influential Miami artist Diana “Didi” Contreras.

Didi has painted murals in the Urban Art scene and her artwork can be seen in galleries around the world including the Street Art Gallery in Dubai.

In this interview, we talked about how she got started and her first big break as an artist? How does she continue to find inspiration? and how she developed her unique style.

 

Who is Diana “Didi” Contreras

Diana Contreras (b. Peru, 1981) has established herself as an influential Miami artist. From painting murals in the Urban Art scene to exhibiting canvas pieces in galleries, her work has been seen in exhibitions and private collections in several parts of the world including Street Art Dubai Gallery in Dubai.

Contreras’s primary medium is oil, and also enjoys experimenting with anything she can get her hands on. From canvas, walls, stickers to shoes, her work embodies femininity and always sets her characters in whimsical portraitures. Her distinct style emerges from her love of classical techniques infused with her passion for illustrations and street murals.

Contreras received her B.S. in Art Education and a Post-Graduate of Art in Education from Florida International University. She also studied abroad in Florence, Italy where she focused on Art History. Additionally, Contreras was enrolled at the Art Students League of New York in New York City.

Didi has exciting plans coming up in the future, creating more artwork and sharing it with the world.

I loved this conversation with Didi, and I know you’re going to love hearing her wisdom! If you loved this episode, please take a screenshot and share it on Instagram along with your biggest takeaways. And make sure to tag Didi, @didirok and, @themiamiguide. We’d love to hear what you got from the episode!

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Until next time!

SOME QUESTIONS I ASK:

  • How did it get started as an artist?

  • What was your first big break as an artist?

  • How did you develop your own style?
  • Why did you decide to open your restaurant in Miami?

  • How do you continue to find inspiration?

  • What artwork are you most proud of? and why?

  • Do you have any advice for those who want to start as a artist?

  • What is your favorite thing to do in Miami?
  • Favorite Miami neighborhood and place to hang out?
  • What can we expect from you in the future?

SHOW NOTES:

Instagram: @didirok

Website: dianacontreras.com

 

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