|Studio Location||Arts League of Lowell|
After a sabbatical year spent to take Art courses at the School of Images in Epinal (France), Dominique starts exhibiting oil and acrylic on canvas, then etchings. He also travels a lot and in 1994, he goes to the USA to teach in an international school. Gradually, he specializes in landscapes made with relief printing techniques and watercolors, but he keeps using photography as a visual travel log.
His visual work is not intended to describe particular places, but the ideas related to them, and his short stories, philosophico-humoristic takes on everyday life, follow the same trend.
He can be found in private and public collections in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, England, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the USA.
I travel, I look around, I take pictures; it is sometimes far away, sometimes just around the corner, in any case, I never work on the spot; on the spot, I sense the colors, the surroundings, the sounds, and it is only later and far away that I can use what I have seen; in this respect, I agree with Zen painting techniques - meditate in front of a landscape and then draw it by heart –
My works, whether they are prints, photos or short stories, are then a mix of impressions, the ones I had at the time I traveled, the ones I have when I am working and remembering these times; I want to express a memory more than reproduce a detailed scenery, so I create images opened to interpretation, conveying the message you want them to convey.
I want them to be colorful, warm, and a bit mysterious. If they make you smile, or travel, or imagine, if you feel the need to get one for you, I have reached my goal.
|Medium||Prints, photos, fotoprints, cards, books|