“Painting comes from the place where words can no longer be expressed.” Gao Xingjian/ From Soul Mountain
In a passage, the impression of catharsis
Following the impressionist style, Dominique Meunier chose landscape as a preferred model. He invites us to explore the vibrant, symbolic and bright side of nature. He prospects in the steadiness and the lines of a mountain in response to watercourse energy and depth.
His production process is complex and lengthy. Once the sand mortar is dry, he gets back to paint and pigments. He then removes by hand or using a trowel or a knife to adjust his work. As a philosopher, he does not let his work become static; he gives the opportunity for a second print birth which, by mending torments, allows us to see more clearly.
Dominique Meunier has had 19 years ago a near-death experience. Memories remained after this event, but also the ‘passage’ topic which is highly detected in his artwork. The peace prevailing in the poetry and the balance of his landscapes takes us, in between transience and persistence, to a meditative state.
Sarah Heussaff, Art critic and French specialist in Disability Arts.
A word from the Artist: the perception of impermanence, from the matter to the light, until it glares like a serene dissolution.
“The substance of objects, in the light, gradually loses its materiality. Light slowly becomes dominant over the form that remains present, but the matter soon dissolves or fades into the light. The dialogue between colour and transparency, fluidity and movement, matter and opacity is a way to tell a story by transfiguring reality through the play of light vibrations that stimulate spatial tensions.
ttentive to the passage of time, to the subtle modulations of light, I am particularly interested in translating transient and impalpable natural phenomena. The subjects represented are then only suggested, “accidents” or “fragments”, although always in symbolic correlation, and will continue to materialize memories and feelings, passages, a balance between emptiness and fullness, the yin and the yang, to create a dynamic that is that of impermanence but also that of resilience, my cathartic quest. Light guides me in my quest for harmony and balance. My painting gently glides from the material to the light until it dazzles."