Diogenes Ballester

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"Diogenes Ballester's mastery of encaustic art takes us back to the ancient Egyptians and the desire to preserve a legacy for future generations. His practice coalesces intersecting forces manifested within the Caribbean Identity- native ancestry with an African spirit cloaked by the vagaries of European Colonialism, striving for that clean air to breathe."

Anderson M Pilgrim - Director, The Caribbean Fine Art Fair

Diógenes Ballester was born in Playa de Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1956. He is a renowned visual artist, self-described Arteologist, writer, and educator who has lived in New York City, (El Barrio of Hispanic Harlem) for 40 years. His work has been exhibited in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, the United States, France, China, and other countries in hundreds of galleries and museums.

His work is part of the permanent collections of many prestigious institutions, such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Currently, he works and travels between New York and Puerto Rico. A prolific artist, Caribbean.Global is proud and excited to present this influential and important work.

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