Raúl Diáz at Jerald Melberg Gallery

Raúl Diáz, Near Unquillo, 2016, mixed media on wood panel, 56 1/4” x 74 5/8”

Top Charlotte art destination Jerald Melberg Gallery features celebrated Argentina artist Raúl Diáz. 

Raúl Diáz, Apilados I, 2016, painted bronze, 21 3/4” x 27 1/2” x 20”

Jerald Melberg Gallery is the top Charlotte art gallery representing nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.   Recently featured in artGuide Magazine's Arts Destinations Charlotte segment, Jerald Melberg Gallery is a top art destination when visiting North Carolina

Founded in 1983, Jerald Melberg Gallery prides itself on enjoying a fine reputation based on years of honesty and integrity among our colleagues and collectors.  We provide the professionalism, knowledge, and expertise needed to place quality works of art in public, private, and corporate collections.  

The gallery represents artists from all regions of the United States as well as Europe and South America.  Among these are internationally celebrated artists
Romare Bearden, Wolf Kahn, Robert Motherwell, Brian Rutenberg, Raúl Diáz, Thomas McNickle, Charles Basham, among others.  The artists are chosen with extreme care, as we seek to exhibit works of art that have a particular visual poetry, a spiritual quality and an inner integrity that transcends the everyday.

Jerald Melberg Gallery was pleased to present a solo exhibition of recent paintings and sculpture by Argentine artist Raúl Diáz (b. 1952) on view through March 18.  Diáz has spent many years perfecting a technique for his bas-relief painted panels, and his pieces are notable for their contrast of dream-like imagery and contemplative silence with technical invention. His imagery draws on childhood memories of lake fishing, where the sight of floating wooden boats occupied by solitary figures remains indelible in Diáz’ memory.  Now he calls on this memory to create visual metaphors for life’s journey.  Recently he has taken his work into three dimensions, carving boats and figures in wood or casting them in bronze.     

The subjects of Raúl Diáz’ paintings are the topics of life.  His recent work is a poetic vision symbolic of our human existence.