• Gerald Domingue

    Date posted: January 26, 2010 Author: jolanta
    Though differing vastly in mark, Domingue’s pieces all have a characteristic feeling of a slow growth and gradual manipulation. In his piece, Symbol of Inner Strength, the gracefulness of the steady easing of the bright orange into the black background tames the difference between the two opposites.

    Though differing vastly in mark, Domingue’s pieces all have a characteristic feeling of a slow growth and gradual manipulation. In his piece, Symbol of Inner Strength, the gracefulness of the steady easing of the bright orange into the black background tames the difference between the two opposites. The two colors at their most saturated moments are quite extreme and it’s remarkable to see such a peaceful transition between the two. The subtle scale changes in the fragmentation are rather slight and very delicate, as well. The differing size, shifting from larger to smaller also gives the piece a sense of perspective and depth. Keeping within a two-color color scheme, the relationship also helps to build a stronger presence of light and perspective. In his piece, Global Warming, the color variations leak in and out of numerous colors instead of just two. The result is a more abstracted form. At first the black area appears as a cut-out obstructing the view of a beautiful, colorful, kaleidoscope. However, in looking more closely the viewer can make out a few ambiguous areas that lie somewhere in between the absolute black and the segregated, opposing vibrancy of the colored area. In both these pieces there is a bleeding haziness that gives the textural feel of a cross between watercolor and an airbrushed feel. This texture along with the unique organic shapes compiling these forms invent some intriguing and delightfully atmospheric abstractions.

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