They become transfigurations of objective reality, or “sublime facets of the mind,” as the artist explains, revealing an extraordinary capacity to render – both in watercolours and oils – the exquisite beauty that nature has bequeathed to us.
In watercolours, which is a particularly difficult technique and leaves no margin for error, Domalas excels in conveying lighting effects thanks to his extremely fluid pigments with which the water plays. In oils, the artist skilfully handles the knife on abstractly composed paintings, to which he adds thick strokes of colour from a very rich palette to allow figurative motifs to gradually emerge.
Here is an art of painting that can be described as “poetical spiritual metamorphosis”.
Francine BUNEL-MALRAS, Art Historian