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DIEGO DUCART

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Diego Ducart was born and raised in General Levalle, a bucolic village in central Argentina (Cordoba). He studied photography in 1994 at the School of Arts in Córdoba. He made some exhibitions of artistic photography in the Cordoba region; photos that he developed in black and white. After digital photography came on the scene, he became disheartened of this art and switched from photography to a career in geology. However, he continued to take artistic pictures, thinking that someday he would use them. In 2015, Diego moved to Brazil, where he works as a professor of geology at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). “I thought I had a “normal life, with my profession and routine as a geologist and university professor. I was never interested in painting, and I was never a regular visitor to museums and exhibitions. However, two events shook my head at the end of 2020” . He underwent two surgeries in a row at the base of the skull to remove a tumor at the most critical moment of the covid pandemic. From that moment on, he began to feel an uncontrollable urge to paint. Self-taught, he began to paint and his interest and passion for painting grew exponentially. Within the painting, different Impressionist painters are its referents: Claude Monet and Camille Pisarro, the Neo-Impressionists Paul Signac and Henri-Edmond Cross, and the Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh. I think my taste for impressionism comes from the need to 'deconstruct' photography, to get out of the structure or perfectionism of a photo, to be freer, to show the unconscious. The source of inspirational themes for his paintings is his own photographs.

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