Diego Pizarro, Electric Man, 2022
Launch Date: 19 November 2022, 4-6 pm
Exhibition Date: 11 November - 29 January 2023
Inspired by the qualities of Superman, Batman and Spiderman, Electric Man is a tracks worker who becomes a superhero when he encounters an electric fuse box at a local railway station.
Electric Man is the brainchild of Diego Pizarro, a comic-book artist who is currently undertaking an ArtLife Residency at Footscray Community Arts.
Loosely based on the narrative of Robin Hood, Electric Man first came to Diego as a solution to social issues after witnessing homelessness in the streets of Melbourne and Santiago. The narrative focuses on electricity and light, addressing global imbalances of power and the unequal distribution of resources in the world.
The project will be the stepping stone for a future comic book – to explore and share the narrative of Electric Man.
Date and Time
Exhibition dates: 11th November – 29th January 2023
Launch event: Saturday, 19th November 2022, 4-6pm (joint launch with House of Mother Tongue)
Footscray Community Arts, Gabriel Gallery
Footscray Station, Seddon Station, Yarraville Station, Spotswood Station and Newport Station.
Presented by Footscray Community Arts in association with The Substation.
Date & Times
Friday 11 November 9:30 am
Sunday 29 January 5:00 pm
- Gabriel Gallery
Auslan interpreter for speeches at the launch, Wheelchair accessible
Meet the Artists
Diego Pizarro is a visual artist who is influenced by comics and popular culture. Currently undertaking an ArtLife Residency at Footscray Community Arts, his leading character, Electric Man, features extensively throughout his prints, paintings, ceramics and digital media.
Diego’s installation, Maze of Lost Souls, which referenced missing his extended family who live overseas, was exhibited as part of group installation, Sometimes I Just Miss Hearing Their Voice at Due West Arts Festival in 2019.