Dominique Dalbourg Exhibition
19 November - 05 December
Opening on Tuesday 19 November, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Dominique Dalbourg is a French artist currently living in New Caledonia, only 3 hours away by plane. Her artistic journey started in her childhood alongside her father, an artist who created his own enamels.She experimented with many different artistic techniques from all over the world, but it was in Melbourne a few years back that she discovered and fell in love with the beauty of making art with resins. After following a creative course in jewellery crafting, she chose to adopt the work of resins on painter's cloth.
It's by working with these resins that Dominique winks at her father. The icing and shiny finish as well as the transparency of these materials fondly remind her of the enamels her dad taught her how to make when she was a teenager.
The shades of blue she particularly enjoys using represent the pacific ocean she lives close by to. The portrayal of islands and the sea floor are a big influence in her art, however she also draws her inspiration from the warm colours and shades of the Australian outback that she quite often visits, as well as flowers from Melbourne's Botanical garden which she's particularly fond of.
Intuitively, it was in Melbourne she wanted to come and present her recent work at the Alliance Française.
It is hard to define Dominique’s work through a single academic style, but the people who know her work well call her "The Colourer".
You will discover her "transparence" and will certainly be tempted to dive into the warm waters she praises, and feel the need to breathe in the scent of her brush strokes moving in the wind.
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