This is a limited edition hand signed giclee by Domenech titled “SILENCIO”.
Medium: Canvas Giclee on thick board [Signed and Numbered by the artist]. This piece does not necessarily need framing, can be hung as is on the thick board.
Edition size: 195. Size: 16.5″ x 16.5″. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. In mint condition!
Born in 1952 in Barcelona, Spain, Domenech was raised in a family of artists. His father and grandfather established a carpenter’s workshop in the center of the city and he grew up among the fascinating tools and textures of the trade. His interest in art began early and has been strong ever since. Encouraged by his father, Domenech took lessons in technical design when he was young and later studied at the High School of Arts and Crafts in the Masana School, as well as at the Tarrega Academy, where he perfected his technique and learned charcoal drawing. He studied by repeatedly drawing the same thing over and over, perfecting his reproductions of famous sculptures such as Michelangelo’s “David” and the Venus de Milo.
Over the years, Domenech’s style has developed intricately. When he began exploring painting, he worked on Impressionist landscapes, often painted en plein air. He also experimented with Realist still life paintings for a short time. This early work has been described as “too academic,” and at the end of the 1970s, he began to be less analytical and more expressive. It was the birth of his daughter in 1978 and his two younger children over the next few years that wrought this change in his artistic style. At this time, Domenech was forced to be creative with his supplies as he was struggling economically. As a result, he learned to apply his oil paints with rags and other unorthodox tools and he diluted his paints to conserve his supply. This textured, interestingly colored style developed out of necessity, but it made his style something unique and unusual. Domenech utilizes this unique style to express peace and quietness, he explains, especially that which is inherent in the feminine form. “Women,” he says, “give to me that peacefulness, sensibility, sexuality, and the maternal instinct.… I want to make people understand that my figures are not just a woman, but a feeling of love, peace, and shyness.”
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