(Image: Domingo Vega, The Couturier's Altar, 2010, Mixed Media, 17"x 17"; © Domingo Vega)
Domingo Vega (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico)
My art pieces are conceived from “an educated yet, intuitive creative thought and a conscious mind visualization process”. I start with a philosophical statement and work on it, until I develop an executable idea. I proceed, from that departure point to plan how to accomplish the basic preparation for the piece. I look, create and locate diversified objects that best assist me to literally “give shape” to my dreams. After certain amount of sketches, studies, technical experimental work, and energy infusion into my art pieces, the actual artwork “comes to life” and starts communicating with me. The pieces are constantly directing me as to what they need for their completion “taking a life of their own”. It is hard to imagine an inanimate object communicating with the artist, however all matter has a form of vibrational energy and all it takes is for us to observe, and be perceptive to feel this source of energy, interpret it and express it.
My intention with my current body of work is to raise awareness of the overabundance of rituals, religions, philosophies and meaningless sources of worship and beliefs that we have in today’s world. We as a society worship everything and anything. Are these religions and rituals really necessary? Are the Gods really pleased with our rituals? Or, Are rituals purely human and without the Gods? I intend to stimulate people to look for answers just within themselves and not in the human expressions of our business based religions and layman institutions and look towards the Universal creations of the cosmos for their truth. I also thematically work with Universal creations as shown on " Solar Flares" (the shape canvas in red cadmium shown below).
Education: BFA, University Of Puerto Rico, School Of Humanities, 1982. Coursed Graduate studies in Architecture, Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, 1986. Studied Interior Design, The Palm Beach College, 2004.
Domingo Vega was chosen as a Juried Select Winner in Round #3 of the 2012 Showcase Series.
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