Dominique Meunier artiste peintre

BIOGRAPHY

The perception of impermanence
From matter to light... up to the glare

 

I have been painting from a young age, a passion transmitted by my mother, painter and drawer herself and whose work has been exhibited at the Besançon’s Fine Arts Museum.

She taught me the observation, the nature of which I draw an infinite register of forms and colors, and that of the painters she admired as Corot, Millet and Courbet, painter of my region the Franche-Comté.

Nature, poetry and meditative texts, especially those of the far Eastern philosophies are major source firing my imagination. They also give the spiritual sense for my drive of painting the breaths Cosmic rythms and dealing with soul states and human consciousness.

Health concerns resulting from a serious accident reminded me of the inherent fragility of all life and the constant changes of nature permeate me with the feeling of impermanence.

Painting has become an "inner necessity" in order to go to the reconquest of my life. I learn, I assimilate every time something new like a mirror of myself. Slowly conceptualized, my paintings exploring the symbolic balance of landscapes, seek to translate the luminous impermanence through the modes of passage, between the inner and outer worlds, the vibrations of my conscience, the reminiscences and resilience.

In the light, the substance of the objects gradually loses its materiality. By progressively becoming predominant on the form that tends to dissolve, light creates a dialogue between colours and transparency, fluidity and movement, matter and opacity. It is a matter of telling a story by transfiguring the real through the interplay of light vibrations that energize the spatial tensions.

My predilection for mixed techniques promotes the presence of many texture effects in my work. My creations are born of the material and the tool, often my hand, and keep track of this passage. It is in the cracking of a painting, a line, a trace, that a cathartic quest begins and that is that of resilience. The subjects represented are then and more and more simply suggested, "accidents" or "fragments", always in symbolic correlation to properly express the mind by continuing to materialise memories and feelings, passages, interstices, a balance between emptiness and full, Yang and yin, to give a dynamic that is that of impermanence.

The light guides me, as it has already done in my experience at the frontiers of death, in my quest for harmony and balance. Since she never left me. My painting slides gently from the material to the light until the glare.

In the continuity of my spiritual development, I decided to "open the cage" 5 years ago in order to share with the world the vital breathings of my meditative painting, a true Ode to nature. Since then, I have exhibited both in France and abroad, in galleries and in contemporary art fairs.

Represented on 

Concept Store Gallery PARIS (75006) and LA BAULE (44500)

www.concept-store-gallery.com

 

Marco Antonio Patrizio Gallery

Riviera Albertino Mussato 14 B, Padua, Italy 35139

www.marcoantoniopatrizio.com 

 

Awards 

October 2018 - Public's first price - group exhibition (80 artists, 300    artworks) LIONS CLUB -Besançon- France 

 EXHIBITIONS

December 2019 - Concept Store Gallery - Paris, France 

October 2019 - YIA ART FAIR - PARIS - France - Marco Antonio Patrizio Gallery (Padua, Italy) 

October 2019 - 28° édition du Salon Lions Club - Besançon - France 

September 2019 - ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH - Switzerland- représenté par Marco Antonio Patrizio Gallery (Padua, Italy) 

July 2019 - Concept Store Gallery - La Baule, France

June 2019 - 2nd INTERNATIONAL FINE ART BIENNAL BASEL - Switzerland- MAMAG Modern Art Museum, exhibition curator Herr Heinz Plainer, PAKS Gallery (Vienna, Austria) 

April 2019 - CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR - PARIS - Marco Antonio Patrizio Gallery (Padua, Italy)

May 2019 - Concept Store Gallery - La Baule, France

February 2019 - solo exhibition using Art Room "In the intimacy of my workshop" - Buthiers - France

December 2018 - group exhibition at the Concept Store Gallery in Paris.

October 2018- group exhibition at the Grand Kursaal Lions Club- Besançon - France.  Public's first prize. 

October 2018 - group exhibition at the ‘Louvre Art Shopping Carrousel’ Fair -Paris, France -  ‘Artists Workshop Club’ selection.

March 2018 - solo exhibition using 'Art Room', '' Clarity ", Buthiers,  France.

Each year since 2003, solo exhibition using ‘Art room’ concept. ‘Matter and Sensations’ in 2016, ‘Reminiscence and Resilience’ in 2017,...