Frédérique Domergue - contemporary Painting

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Frédérique
Domergue
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education: 

2014 - Researches on new forms of application of the metal oxidization technique
2010 - Education at the carpentry workshop, study of wood veneer
2000 - Researches on the application of the metalic gainage technique
Documentary in the "Reg'Art de Femmes" (Reg'Art of women) collection broadcasted on the cultural channel ARTE

exhibition(s): 

2017 - Atmosphérique (exposition collective), Galerie Collection, Paris
2017 - Salon Ob'art, Montpellier
2017 - "Revelations Salon", Salon des Métiers d'Art et de la Création (Art professions and Creation Salon), Grand Palais, Paris (France)
2015 - International Salon of Contemporary Art in Marseille, Marseille
2015 - "Revelations Salon", Salon des Métiers d'Art et de la Création (Art professions and Creation Salon), Grand Palais, Paris (France)
2015 - International Contemporary Art Salon ART3F Nantes, Nantes, France
2015 - Salon Maison & Objet (Home and Object Salon), Paris
2014 - Authentic Art design, Dubaï
2014 - Maison et Objet (Home and Object), Paris
2014 - Résonances (Resonances), Strasbourg
2014 - Ob’Art, Montpellier
2013 - Galerie Authentic Art Design, Dubaï
2012 - Galerie Derrière la dune, Touquet Plage
2011 - Salon Maison & Objet (Home and Object Salon), Paris
2011 - Galerie Derrière la dune, Touquet Plage
2010 - Maison et objet (Home and Object), Paris
2010 - Carrousel des Métiers d’art (Carousel of the art professions), Paris

Recommendation(s): 

Documentaire dans la collection "Reg'Art de Femmes" diffusé sur la chaîne culturelle ARTE
Frédérique
Domergue
opened up her studio to us. Watch the video of our visit to learn more about the artist's approach.
about: 

Artist Frédérique Domergue is into metal. She explores this material, comprised of a wide range of colours and textures, in all its diversity. The challenge for her is the misappropriation: She stamps the metal with its ordinarily associated coldness and brutality. Through polishing and oxidation, she bestows upon it a warmth, softness and sensuality which makes you want to caress the oxidized surface of her paintings that have become all radiant and silky.

Because the sheen of metal alters, works are often drawn into a perpetual evolution : they become proof of time passing. By the same token, bit by bit the oxidation transforms the work as though it were living.

Frédérique Domergue gets her inspiration from nature and the sea-side. Her paintings evoke landscapes, skies and seas that are sometimes calm and tranquil sometimes stormy, dark and ablaze. The horizontal line around which many of her compositions revolve is the place where land, sea and sky mix and mingle. The very place where the elements fuse.

Growing up with her grandparents, a painter and a dress-maker, Frédérique Domergue early on developed a taste for working materials and their relation in an experimental process. This is what first led her to furniture design (wood, metal-framed). This largely experimental process allowed her to develop an intimate knowledge of a wide variety of metals: bronze, zinc, pewter, titanium, steel… The passion and meticulousness of the finishing touch gradually drew her towards an essentially artistic approach. Liberated from the practical side, Frédérique Domergue now creates paintings in which her technical skill and artistic creativity are clearly expressed.

 

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