151 Sharon Street
Woodcuts, linocuts, photos
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 French and Philosophy 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 works do not describe particular places but the ideas related to
them. They can be found in private and public collections in France,
the USA, Canada, England, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Japan, and
in various galleries in France and the USA.
I never work on the spot; on the spot, I take photographs, I sense
the colors, the surroundings, the sounds, and it is only later and
far away that I can use what I have seen. I need to keep a distance
between the subject and me to be able to grasp its core meaning and
in this respect, I agree with Zen painting techniques - meditate in
front of a landscape and then draw it by heart - In any case, I want
to express a memory more than reproduce a detailed scenery, be it
in my prints, my photos, or my stories.