J Valenzuela Didi (pronounced “dee-dee”) is an award-winning Brisbane artist, specialising in contemporary paintings. The artworks of JV Didi depict a solitary universe where signposts of civilization are confronted by the intangibility of time. He draws inspiration for his landscape and figurative works from familiar urban scenes. These backdrops are manipulated and reworked in his paintings, allowing drips of paint, marks on the canvas and superimposed design elements to inform the work as much as the original reference.
Through this methodology, JV draws on the emergence of patterns and geometric shapes. As an artist he endeavours to reduce his work to these base elements.
(Australian, b. 1977)
His method of deconstructing and rebuilding an image creates works that reveal the beautiful and abstract characteristics of commonplace objects. The artworks pivot on mathematical relationships, cinematic structuring and spatial sensibility to form intentionally ambiguous, thought-provoking narratives.
At its core, the artworks are sublime, sombre examinations of the everyday – conversation pieces that both echo and question our modern reality.