Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art (Brooklyn Museum)


Polibio Díaz (b. Dominican Republic 1952). Después de la siesta (After the Siesta), 2002–5, from the Interiors series. Chromogenic print, 59 x 118 1/8 in. (150 x 300 cm). Courtesy of the artist.

Artist Statement

My art is oriented first to my fellow Dominicans, so we recognize and accept ourselves as we are: the wonderful complex mixture of several civilizations with their shades of color reflected in the complexity of our skin and culture. By making images of black and mulatto subjects the basis of my work, I challenge the aesthetic Greco-Latin codes on which we pretend to base the concept of Dominican beauty.

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