Illustrator Gabriel Díaz was born to a soundtrack of gunshots and panic during an attempted coup 'état in Caracas, Venezuela, 1992. Stemming from a family of multi-disciplinary artists sprawled across The Americas, he has been drawing pictures since he can remember. 

Raised in the island of Puerto Rico, he was deeply influenced by the juxtaposition of the island's rich history, natural beauty and festive spirit along with its high crime rate and questionable morals.  A steady supply of punk rock, hip hop, cartoons and skateboarding permeated his formative years. 

In 2014, Gabriel obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Eternally bound to his roots, his artwork is riddled with sarcastic cultural commentary with a hint of the macabre. Using an unconventional, out-of-the-box approach, he's able to mix these matters harmoniously.

His illustrations are often typography-oriented and possess distinct heavy-handed lines that gives his work an unmistakable look.

Gabriel is based out of Saint Pete, Florida.

(Photograph by Iggy Smalls)

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