I spent my early years in Rambervillers, a small town in Les Vosges (France).
In 1984, after a two years sabbatical devoted to study many forms of visual art at Ecole de l’Images in the nearby town of Epinal, I started to exhibit oils, acrylics, and etchings. I came to the USA in 1994 –by way of Cambodia between 1992 and 1994, to teach French as a foreign language and philosophy. It is when I decided to specialize in linocuts and woodcuts, mainly by lack of proper studio space at the time. Photography, which I had always used as a visual travel log, became the base of my work.
This work is not intended to describe particular places, but the ideas related to them, and my short stories, philosophico-humoristic takes on everyday life, follow the same trend.
I am represented in private and public collections in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, England, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the USA.
I create original woodcuts and linocuts but the option above doesn’t exist; my main subject is landscapes
Materials and Techniques
Linocuts and woodcuts are original prints in limited and numbered edition, made from a previously cut wood or linoleum block. Once the block is ready, the relief is inked and a thick paper is pressed on it with a hand-pulled press or a wooden spoon. Colors, when present, are watercolors applied later with a brush (details and History of the technique at www.lecomtedominique.com)