This series takes up a previous procedure of copying handwritten texts. In this case, it is about images that circulate on the internet with reproductions of writings of various times and authors. The medium of the copy is the computer screen that behaves like a light bank and allows images to be traced on paper. As in the previous series, this one investigates the limit between the spontaneity of the gesture and its mechanization, the intimate nature of a text and its public circulation and the limits between the singular and the collective that are always at stake in the old practice of handwriting.

Ink and pencil on paper | Assorted sizes



Illustrations for the novel Florentina, by Eduardo Muslip, published in 2017 by Blatt&Rios, Buenos Aires.

Pencil and ink on paper | 21 x 29,7 cm ; 21 x 14,8 cm




Ink and pencil on paper | 21 x 29,7 cm; 29,7 x 21 cm



The letter of B.
This series of drawings copy some manuscripts of the German philosopher Walter Benjamin, the thinker who reflected, among other things, on the nature of mechanical copying and its relationship with art. Some of them are notes for The Arcades Project, his unfinished project, others are snippets of complex theories or a simple bill for the cost of a lunch, sleeping puns, trivial things of everyday life that became documents. In this attempt to copy the handwriting, a trait of individuality almost as impossible to imitate as a fingerprint, drawing becomes a form of proximity, crossing time and space.

Ink on paper | 29,7 x 21 cm



This series of drawings deals with a group of graphic lines linked to memory, to the automatic gesture, to the residual images of a type of illustration present in books such as the argentinean Robin Hood collection, where the images freely recreate the engraving style of century XIX. Comic, surrealism, kitsch, ornament and gesture intersect, intertwine, move away, to play with an increasingly distorted echo of the original forms. Diamante travels the mobile border between the figurative and the abstract, the geometric and the organic, writing and drawing; in short, it seeks the limits between what is spontaneous and what is learned within the gesture of drawing.

Ink and pencil on paper | Sizes 42 x 29,7 cm; 29,7 x 42 cm; 21 x 14, 8 cm

Go to exhibition | Galería 713


2007 – 2008

This series accompanied the research process around Walter Benjamin´s The Arcades Project, to carry out the video-essay B.
The street becomes the central theme in this series: movements, words, characters and fleeting images that remain like impressions on the retina when closing the eyes, like echoes of ideas that are activated when walking.

Ink on paper | 21 x 29.7 cm



This series takes as a starting point translation between languages, to reflect on the relationship between form and content and to test whether it is possible to break down this dichotomy. Is translation a mechanical change of forms or does it construct another reality? The translation between the words here becomes a transformation of the image and the writing of the sound.

Ink on paper | 35 x 20 cm



Music is part of a process of works carried out as an emotional inventory, if such a paradox were possible. Recreating lists of songs and albums of popular music, copying their lyrics or using them as a starting point for drawings, this series takes a journey through musical and emotional memory, where it is very difficult to find the distinction between the individual and the collective. We remember the songs we love as milestones in our personal lives but at the same time we share that background with many others and the sound brings that memory to the surface.

Música serie

Ink on paper | 29,7 x 21 cm | 50 drawings