Melancholy is a graphic intervention project on my personal archive, through acrylic paint, oil, or graphite, reflecting on the nostalgia of love breakups. Through archival images of couples that I have collected over the years, including my family’s, I revisit the complexity of relationships, where drama, pain, desire, and the failure of love, are activated with short phrases that I write about them, as scars taken from popular culture. Melancholy explores personal relationships in a playful, fragile and full of nostalgia for what will never be.
Diego Moreno (San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas. México. 1992) is specialised in photography between Mexico and Switzerland. He has received different awards around the world such as The FOAM TALENT 2022; iPhone Photography Awards 2021 in New York, the 2021 LensCulture Art Award, the 2020 OpenWalls by the British Journal of Photography, the 2019 Cheerz Photo Festival Award in Paris, the 2019 POY Latam Award in Iberoamerica, the 2019 International Image Festival FINI and the LensCulture Emerging Talent Award in 2018.
Diego’s work is part of collections and solo and group exhibitions in some of the most important visual arts festivals in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the USA.