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Diogo Montes is a Brazilian multidisciplinary visual artist and creative director based in Brooklyn, NY.

By harmonizing order and chaos, his work explores the transformational effect of cultural change, and exchange. The complexities of one’s identity, through the lenses of cultural perceptions, are expressed both as a theme and as a practice, by using diverse mediums like collage, painting, coffee art, photography, and on-site installation.

As art director and designer, Diogo worked for communications companies and cultural institutions. His work was exhibited in Brazil, Mexico and China, and was recognized by various industry awards and publications.


Country of residence

United States (US)



As an artist, I am interested in the complexities of people’s personalities, in what constitutes their identities, mostly from a cultural standpoint.

I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1979, and I moved to New York in 2010.

In my multidisciplinary practice, I investigate the transformational effect that cultural dislocations can cause in individual identities. This exploration is profoundly influenced by my personal experience as an immigrant.

Elements like repetition, cadence, and control, are obsessively recurrent in my art. Order and chaos, opposites at first, beautifully coexist under a tense harmony, almost unanimously, in my body of work.

Interests and medias


Collage, Illustration, Mixed media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking

Painting medias

Acrylic, Watercolor

Printmaking medias

Computer printing, Linocut

Collage medias



Digital image