May – June 2012
Benjamín Domínguez, b. 1942, Ciudad Jiménez, Chihuahua, Mexico; lives and works in Mexico City
Domínguez graduated from the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City. He studied painting with Nicolás Moreno y Antonio Rodríguez Luna and printmaking techniques with Francisco Capdevilla. The Academy provided him with a rigorous classical training that has served him well. He is one of few artists in Mexico who have a complete knowledge of classical painting techniques.
Domínguez had his first retrospective in 1985 at the Fine Arts Museum of Mexico City, a second one in 2005, was held at the Centro de las Artes in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2011 the artist was honored with a retrospective of his work at the Treasury’s Museum in Mexico City.
Domínguez is famous for his use of original Renaissance painting techniques, which he combines with contemporary culture and art history. He creates a fascinating and startling concoction of lavish gold repoussé and luxurious fabrics contrasted with our current world of tattoos, motorcycles, myth, and magic.