DIANA BENEDETTI

REALITY BITES

“Reality Bites” is filled with love, and even a touch of mystery. I use symbols that express reality and fantasy, which come together to tell a story of human nature, of our perfection and of course, our imperfection. I contemplate social and cultural issues to show them in a new light, with a bit of sarcasm, humor, and even criticism to spark a flame in the soul and open hearts and minds.

NI CON EL PETALO(NOT EVEN WITH A PETAL0 oil & collage on linen 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

NI CON EL PETALO(NOT EVEN WITH A PETAL0 oil & collage on linen 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

NI CON EL PETALO

LA MULTIFACETICA oil & collage on linen 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

LA MULTIFACETICA oil & collage on linen 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

LA MULTIFACETICA

EL AMOR DE UNA MADRE(THE LOVE OF A MOTHER) oil & collage on linen 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

EL AMOR DE UNA MADRE(THE LOVE OF A MOTHER) oil & collage on linen 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

EL AMOR DE UNA MADRE

TU AMOR ES INFINITO(YOUR LOVE IS INFINITE) oil & collage on linen 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

TU AMOR ES INFINITO(YOUR LOVE IS INFINITE) oil & collage on linen 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

TU AMOR ES INFINITO

Five Ways of Listening to the Sea-oil on linen 36in x 48in (90cm x 122cm)

Five Ways of Listening to the Sea-oil on linen 36in x 48in (90cm x 122cm)

Five Ways of Listening to the Sea

Breathe-oil on linen 48in x 48in (122cm x 122cm)

Breathe-oil on linen 48in x 48in (122cm x 122cm)

Breathe

Thinking About Peace-oil on linen 30in x 24in

Thinking About Peace-oil on linen 30in x 24in

Thinking About Peace

Without Love There is No Happiness oil on canvas 36in x 36in (90cm x 90cm)

Without Love There is No Happiness oil on canvas 36in x 36in (90cm x 90cm)

Without Love There is No Happiness

Humanity - Oil on canvas 20in x 20in (51cm x 51cm)

Humanity - Oil on canvas 20in x 20in (51cm x 51cm)

Humanity

Coordinates - Oil on canvas 48in x 48in (122cm x 122cm)

Coordinates - Oil on canvas 48in x 48in (122cm x 122cm)

Coordinates

Me Basta - Oil on linen 48in x 36in (122cm x 92cm)

Me Basta - Oil on linen 48in x 36in (122cm x 92cm)

Me Basta

This is what I call love - Oil on canvas 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

This is what I call love - Oil on canvas 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

This is what I call love

A rose is a Rose - Oil on canvas 24in x 48in (60cm x 122cm)

A rose is a Rose - Oil on canvas 24in x 48in (60cm x 122cm)

A rose is a Rose

Don't be Tempted - Oil on linen 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

Don't be Tempted - Oil on linen 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

Don't be Tempted

Let me Fly - Oil on linen 30in x 30in (76cm x 76cm)

Let me Fly - Oil on linen 30in x 30in (76cm x 76cm)

Let me Fly

La Fuga - Oil on canvas 48in x 48in (122cm x 122cm)

La Fuga - Oil on canvas 48in x 48in (122cm x 122cm)

La Fuga

Me & Thee - Oil on canvas 48in x 30in (122cm x 76cm)

Me & Thee - Oil on canvas 48in x 30in (122cm x 76cm)

Me & Thee

Love is Here oil & collage on linen 36in x 36in (90cm x 90cm)

Love is Here oil & collage on linen 36in x 36in (90cm x 90cm)

Love is Here

Do you want to know a secret - Oil on canvas 48in x 24in (122cm x 61cm)

Do you want to know a secret - Oil on canvas 48in x 24in (122cm x 61cm)

Do you want to know a secret

Oil on canvas 24in x 48in (60cm x 122cm)

Oil on canvas 24in x 48in (60cm x 122cm)

Oil on canvas 24in x 48in (60cm x 122cm)

En busca de la Felicidad I - Oil on canvas  three pieces of 12in x 12in each (31cm x 31cm)

En busca de la Felicidad I - Oil on canvas three pieces of 12in x 12in each (31cm x 31cm)

En busca de la Felicidad I

En busca de la Felicidad III - Oil on canvas  three pieces of 12in x 12in each (31cm x 31cm)

En busca de la Felicidad III - Oil on canvas three pieces of 12in x 12in each (31cm x 31cm)

En busca de la Felicidad III

En busca de la Felicidad II - Oil on canvas  three pieces of 12in x 12in each (31cm x 31cm)

En busca de la Felicidad II - Oil on canvas three pieces of 12in x 12in each (31cm x 31cm)

En busca de la Felicidad II

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MG_6204

On The Edge-oil on linen 60in x 48in (150cm x 122cm)

On The Edge-oil on linen 60in x 48in (150cm x 122cm)

On The Edge

Can Somebody put the Damn Fruit Back?-Oil on linen 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

Can Somebody put the Damn Fruit Back?-Oil on linen 36in x 36in (92cm x 92cm)

Can Somebody put the Damn Fruit Back?