Benjamín Domínguez, Ciudad Jiménez, Chihuahua, Mexico, b.1942
Domínguez graduated from the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City. He studied painting with Nicolás Moreno and Antonio Rodríguez Luna, and printmaking techniques with Francisco Capdevilla.
The Academy provided Benjamín Domínguez with a complete knowledge of classical renaissance painting techniques and art history that he interweaves with contemporary notions. He creates a fascinating and startling concoction of lavish gold repoussé and luxurious fabrics, contrasting classic renaissance themes with our current world of tattoos, motorcycles, myth, and magic. “The Baroque, allows me to get inside the human psyche and examine the good and evil that one finds there.” – Benjamín Domínguez
Domínguez had his first retrospective in 1985 at the Fine Arts Museum of Mexico City, and a second one in 2005 was held at the Centro de las Artes in Monterrey, México. In 2011, the artist was honored with a retrospective of his work at the Arzobispado Museum in Mexico City. The artwork of Benjamín Domínguez has been showcased in the United States as well as throughout Latin America. Some public collections include the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrery, Nuevo León, México; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Chihuahua, México; and Museo Fundación Ralli de Arte Moderno, Punta de Este, Uruguay.