Dominik Mareš

Dominik Mareš ( *1972, czech artist)

It is hard to say which source of inspiration dominates, which is the stronger whether technical civilisation with all that it brings or virgin landscapes untouched by human hand. Some painting give an impression of seething, swirling matter: the creation and extinction of planets or hot lava flowing over the...

Dominik Mareš ( *1972, czech artist)

It is hard to say which source of inspiration dominates, which is the stronger whether technical civilisation with all that it brings or virgin landscapes untouched by human hand. Some painting give an impression of seething, swirling matter: the creation and extinction of planets or hot lava flowing over the surface of the Earth. Fire also appears in Dominik Maresś paitings.

He has a fell for structuring space splitting if into clearly articulated sections. He also displays a sence for the rhythmic structuring of a surface, recaling the improvisations or jazz.

He emphasises the contrast between solid form and flowing matter whose composition and state are constantly changing, representing a never ending flow of inexhaustible energy.

Dominik works with simplified forms, or mere suggestions or forms and seeks to highlight the most prominent aspects of the motifs depicted. In his art different sources of inspiration alternate and overlap as do his diverse means of expression both traditional and entirely new. imperetrability of such a vast landscape with so many layers- He structures a painting so that the stylised architecture unmistekably evokes the living reality we know from images or our own visual experience. At other times he transforms an urban detail into a metaphorical image whose structure and colours are only distantly related to a specific location and where he is more concerned with capturing an intimate memory or the mood he exprerienced there as he was earlier in different subjects. Yet here too we are on the wave of an abstract rendition of the motif only approaching reality in small steps – for instance in the way blue sometimes appears over the imaginary horizon in these paintings. Daylight which penetrated into the otherwise almost monochrome structures of earlier works, doesn often visit the maze that is the city.

Twilight and night dominate Dominikś imagination. In my view he is more of a poet of the night as is also evident from his lifestyle. Honewer, on his travels he can not avoid down art he heat of noon, and as he gathers experience there is an opportunity to play with colours saturated with light ( Spring city 2008). Here and there there is also open landscape in limpid tones ( Outing 2007). Some panoramas distantly recall Jaroslav Paurś work from the 1960ś., when Paur also worked with the theme of the modern metropolis, seeing it as a cold, greay and silver structure derived from the aesthetics of machines and mechanisms. An Art informel panorama of a crowded housing estate with high rise apartment blocks stoo dout against a dar background. Neiher can Dominik Mareš resist a feeling of a ambivalence in the face of the unfathomableness and historical, religious, architectural – that it is impossible to comprehend and present. That is why some urban systems seams unwelcoming as in Jaroslav Paurś paitings where he expressed his uncertainly throught the sombre and ominous atmosphere of his „cities of steel“. It is noteworthy that this time Dominik has approached his theme from many different points of view, and his visual language has been adapted to those various needs.

Earlier he measured all his experiences with the same yardstick looking neither left nor right in the fervour and obsession of his work. Today his approach is mucn more consideredand he seeks an appropriate means of expression. His eye and memory are better trained now, and his analysis of the materiál is more profound. We can see a clear dividing line betweeen intimate, personal see a clear dividing line between instimate, personal subject and monumental works in which, while he has not abandoned the subjective viewpoint, he has transformed objectively, fixed reality in his own In works of the first kind he operates with suble means and does not avoid lyrical tones and delicate structures, in works of the second kind he is exorbitantly fierce and forcible and uses massive and staturated colours. His proverbial spontaneity has not however, left him and it drives him on to further adventures on his canvases and on his travels or rather in the reverse order.

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