Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and now living in San Antonio, Texas, artist Angel Rodriguez Diaz earned his B.F.A. at the University of Puerto Rico and his M.F.A. at Hunter College in New York City. Santos y Pecador is a self-portrait with cropped image of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Diaz explains that portrait painting holds a special fascination for him. He sees portraiture as a representation of historical and social mores condensed into a sense of self. It is a collection of the essential traits that emphasize the dignity and grandeur of the human being. No other genre of painting is capable of transmitting such an intimate sense of living presence.