Monday, 13 October 2014

Dominique Fortin IV

Dominique Fortin takes us on a walk through the forest, in paintings that are unsettling in a number of ways, for Dominique's works are full of opposites. 
Dominique contrasts colour in a haunting way combining monochrome pallor with intense jewel like areas of very strident pattern and colour. 
Dominique also uses very polar techniques in her application of paint, for she uses very crude loose brush work over much of the canvas, making us concentrate on the sharp focus photorealism of the human subject ( Dominique's daughter). 
Finally her subjects are unsettling as you are unsure to read them as of this world, or the world of imagination, dream or despair?