BARCELONA, 1952 Domènech i Sánchez
The shapes that emerge from the paintings of Domènech i Sánchez are steeped in the caresses with which he has presented them to the painter.
Describe emotional states that interest and with which we can connect with ease.
He began his exhibition career in 1985. From that moment his work has been exhibited in the main cities of our country as well as in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Mexico. Also noteworthy is its participation in group exhibitions and competitions both inside and outside our borders.
Winner of prestigious painting awards, we also find his work at museums such as the FC Barcelona Museum, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne or the Farrés Planella Foundation, among others. His works are the result of an investigation of the materials he uses and, especially, of the expression of a sensitivity towards the surroundings of the feelings and moods that he or the model projects and translates to the canvas.
We are before an artist with his own technique. An artist who paints based on taking out the material filling. Like the sculptor who discovers the immersed image inside the block of stone, he makes the figure emerge from the inert magma of the paint that he takes out with solvent of turpentine essence soaked in cotton cloths, which serve him as glass paper that wears away the surface making appear spots that incite the imagination.
JOSEP DOMÈNECH AND THE AFFECTIVE PROXIMITY OF ITS ENVIRONMENTS
by Josep M. Cadena
Josep Domènech (Barcelona, 1952) knows how to get inside the subject of the things that surround us – especially the furniture of the home – to give them life. Not mobility, but feeling, presence, sense of knowing to be in a place and that this is the one that corresponds. He projects in them his personality as an artist that estimates the environment and makes it collective.
For years I have been following his work with constant interest and I can say that, true to the constants of his thought, he constantly renews himself. It is like a mirror that collects and makes the images that pass, such as the surface of a table through which it moves, slow and solemn, a thread of sun outside, that has allowed to pass the hollow eye of a blind, like the comfortable with a tray of fruits above the shelf, which suggests all kinds of mysteries to discover in the golden handles of its drawers with elegant curves like waves. He knows how to discover mysteries in what, in principle, is natural within the day to day of a normal apartment, of a house where people come and go who we do not usually see, but who are there.
This ability of Domènech and Sánchez to understand the magic of environments created with objects, always points to human objectives. The painter thinks of us when he does his works. He does it in a general and always unnamed way, since the singularities are by the most intimate family circle, but he never ceases to feel soon cordial towards his neighbor. Solitary by profession -Pintar is abstracted from everything that surrounds it, except what you want to capture with the maximum possible power-, it experiences an intense participatory will within it and wants to communicate it. That is why his paintings, so serene and seemingly so distant, call us and offer us, generously, their company. Looking once, the pictorial work of Josep Domènech is remirar and asks, without any requirement on the part of its author, a special attention for what internally explains. Describe emotional states that interest and with which we can connect easily. He speaks, but he also listens and, with subtlety, helps to clarify concepts and in which everyone who contemplates them finds himself.