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404 South 8th Street Suite L105
Boise, ID, 83702

Swell Artist Collective is an open studio and Art Gallery located in Boise's historic downtown. Formed in November of 2015 and managed by artists Julia GreenNoble HardestyKelly Knopp, Stuart Holland, and Victor A. Jimenez, Swell is located on the lower level of the Old Mercantile Building in Boise's BoDo district. 

By combining their individual artistic practices and ideas into a common space, the five artists' mission revolves around creating a vibrant studio and gallery environment that is open to the public and intent on helping bolster the community's rapidly-growing arts culture. Swell will be host to both First Thursday and independently organized artistic events while maintaining hours of operation during which people can visit.   

Jacob Diaz

Swell Artist Collective’s Jacob Diaz works in a number of mediums including painting, printmaking and photography. The medium he chooses effects his work, often indramatic ways. Aesthetics, imagination, and patterns play a central role. Diaz believes that the art and the artist are intrinsically linked. His goal is to insert the intellect into all of his endeavors without the sacrifice of emotional content. His hope is to bring the viewer into his world, invitingthem to feel what he feels, to see what he sees, to love what he loves. He contemplates the juncture in which the animal becomes human, instinct becomes reason, when consciousness arises, and searches for ways that he can use art to reflect these ideas back to people in a visual, meaningful way. Inspired by animals and landscapes, he thinks of nature as the great unbiased space by which he measures human endeavors. Diaz is an Idaho-based artist and musician currently residing in Boise. He received His B.F.A in Printmaking from Boise State University in 2015. https://jacobdiazart.com/

 

JACOB DIAZ


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Jacob Diaz

Most of my work leading up to this point has been animal and landscape inspired. I think of nature as the great unbiased space which I measure human endeavors against. When does the animal become human, when does instinct become reason, when does consciousness arise and what do we do when we become aware of it? From that perspective I think to myself, how can I reflect those ideas back to people in a meaningful way? How can these ideas be represented visually? I work in a number of mediums Including Printmaking, Painting and Illustration among others. The mediums I use effect the art I produce often in dramatic ways, though aesthetically imagination and pattern seeking plays a central role in my work. For me the art and the artist are intrinsically linked. My goal is to insert the intellect into all of my endeavors without the sacrifice of emotional content. My hope is to bring the viewer into my world, inviting them to feel what I feel, to see what I see; to love what I love.

Jacob Diaz is an Idaho based artist and musician currently residing in Boise, Idaho. He received His B.F.A in Printmaking from Boise State University in 2015.

More work can be found on: www.jacobdiazart.com