by Friday, March 6, 2015


Diego Fazio, aka DiegoKoi, born in Lamezia Terme in 1989. It looks at the world of self-taught, developing in a very short time a precise technique and refined. He started playing the Carpakoi, variety developed in ancient China then introduced in Japan. The carpakoi in Japanese popular culture is a symbol of love and friendship. A Chinese legend tells of a carp instead courageous and persevering who managed to climb the falls located on Dragon Gate overcoming obstacles and evil spirits.




The gods impressed by such courage transformed into dragon thus becoming in a short time a symbol of those who aspire to do great things and who was not afraid to face adversity. The young artist was so fascinated by what he has decided to enter the word Koi in his name so finding the stimulus and the strength to continue on this path pausing his attention on the eyes and on the look of persone.la his art, at first, focuses on the realization of designs for tattoos in Japanese style. With the passage of time, developed his technique, rediscovering the delicacy and beauty that every nuance can ‘offer, setting aside the gross features of the tattoo and focuses hyperrealism.



He is dedicated to the creation of drawings bodily giving them a great sense of personal that is expressed within each subject through the lines sensible that surrounded him, giving rise to compact shapes and elastic, supported by shadows and imagination of ‘artist that serve to make the work a mix of real and unreal. The ability ‘to DiegoKoi perceive the hundreds of shades’ chiaroscuro, induces the artist to create contrasts that touch the soul of the man who says his works. Initially dedicated to the development of feminine traits bringing out the delicate psyche of these women through their eyes and the folds of their faces, leaving the viewer to investigate the silent emotions they express. Later, he devoted himself to the creation of faces that seem to scream in despair and anger of a ‘whole society’ today. About these characteristic elements of the technique of the young artist, DiegoKoi and ‘managed to get known in many areas of his native country by presenting his works in some exhibitions, gaining recognition as “Audience Award Best Artist NonfermArti 2011” and “Prize painting section NonfermArti 2011” conferred personally in the province of Cosenza at the artistic event Nonfermarti 2011. In March 2012, including about 7,000 participants from all over the world, DiegoKoi selection wins International Prize Arte Laguna of Venice with ‘ work “Judgment”. In the same year he won the selection and become a finalist for one of the most prestigious awards in Italy, which is the premium Cairo Milan, with the work Raptus. The start of 2013 coincides with the explosion of media artist, he won first prize at the international contest Limen emerging artist with the work “Luccicanza”.



The January 25, 2013 she opened her first international exhibition, entitled “Sensations” (which takes its name from the opera’s most famous DiegoKoi), in Singapore in the prestigious international gallery Raffian ART (Singapore / Russia / Israel). The May 21, 2013 participates in the “Wonder Works” in Hong Kong organized by “The cat street gallery” space The Space in Hollywood Road. In June, attends a first action painting in Milan, at the historic shop Crespi. In August, held an action painting in Lucerne, Switzerland. Subsequently, November 7, 2013 through the association “healing Heridas AC” works by DiegoKoi were donated to a charity auction to help disadvantaged children in Mexico. On November 15, however, DiegoKoi participates personally to another charity auction, at the court of Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife Charlene of Monaco, for the association “Monaa against autism”, founded by Princess just the same, to help children affected dall’autismo.Il November 16 is selected as a finalist in the biennial award Carlo Bonatto of Turin, who sees in jury Vittorio Sgarbi, with the opera War and Peace. The November 30, 2013, was inaugurated the exhibition at the gallery DiegoKoi Italian “Because Art Space”, where fans flocked. To usher in a new year of artistic career, on January 11, the doors open for a group show in New York at the renowned gallery “Jonathan Levine Gallery”. The May 17, 2014 held an action painting in Florence at the store “Lory”. In September, participates as a special guest at the Vogue Fashion Night Out at Rome Vertecchi. In October of the same year he participated as a special guest at the exhibition entitled “Realism” at ExpArt to Bibbena (Italy) and the Biennale Next Step in Paris.

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