ARTmonday: Diana Delgado Colorful Abstract Paintings

I discovered painter Diana Delgado on Elements of Style, in which Erin Gates went bananas for the leopard print swatch in the first painting below. Based in New York, Delgado received her MFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2007 and her BFA from Syracuse in 2005. I love the colors in these paintings—note the neon—and mix of geometric forms with drips. In her artist’s statement she explains:

While color is a driving force behind decisions made on the canvas, raw gesture, geometric shapes/forms and pattern play important roles. Representational elements and seemingly unstable architectural structures exist within the abstract atmospheres. . . Reoccurring themes in the large-scale canvases are personal narrative, glam, fashion and the embracing of frivolousness.

You Can Lead a Horse to Water

 Menstrual Mountain

Chocolate Fountain

She Could Drape it in Color

Cotton Candy Love

Neon Deer

White Goose Blue Jeans



Copycat Cluster


Double Bubble


 Rabbit Ears

And a Hot Air Balloon

Smelly Yellow

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