Dimensions: 9 X 11 IN.
Gino De Dominicis (1947-1998) was an artist of eccentric and mysterious sensibility. Often described as an isolated case in the Italian art context, he turned his back on the logic of groups and movements in favour of solitary artistic creation. His work is characterised by its interest in the principles of alchemy and metamorphosis, impossible transformations that express immortality. De Dominicis laid claim to an iconography influenced by ancient civilizations (from the Sumerian culture to the demigod Gilgamesh and the nymph Urvasi), using mythology as a form of storytelling to propose alternative approaches to time. His work is both abstractive and figurative, and none of the above.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Gino De Dominicis: Works from the Collection of Guntis Brands, at Luxembourg & Dayan, London, this catalogue includes: a preface by Hans Ulrich Obrist, an essay by Flavia Frigieri, a poem by Daniel Buren, a biography, installation views, and the images and details of the 16 exhibited works.