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Friday, June 7, 1968. La Voz de Almería

  Provincial Youth Delegation Failure of the XI Juvenile Art Competition 1968 After examining the works submitted to the XI Youth Art Competition, the jury unanimously agreed to grant the following prizes: OIL PAINTING Youth Category A First, "Niña", by Loli Lucas, l.000 pesetas; second, "Bodegón, by María Dolores de la Casa, second prize," Mi balsa ", Estanislao de Haro, 300 pesetas. Youth Category B First, "El ciego", by Manuel Domínguez. 500 pesetas; second, "Paisaje", by Antonio Martínez, 330. Infantile A First Category, "Bodegón, by Javier Cortés, 300 pesetas WATER PAINT Youth Category A First. Arlequin ", by Margarita Morras, 500 pesetas, second," Garden ", by Anita Vergara, 300. Youth category B First," Calle del Arco ", by Antonio Bojas, 300 pesetas. PRIZE Juvenile Category B First, "Bailarinas", by Antonio Martínez, 300 pesetas. ENGRAVING AND PIROGRAPHY Youth Category A First. "Soledad", by Anita Vergara, 500 pesetas. SCULPTURE Youth Category A First. "Unnamable Lagrima" by Ana María Castillo. 1,000 pesetas; second. "Flora", by Anita Vergara. 500; second prize. "Maternity", by Margarita Morras. 300 Juvenile Category B First, "Descanso", by María Gómez, 500 pesetas. Best picture of figure: "Zoco", Dolores Marín, 300 pesetas. Best landscape painting: "Pesca-d ría", by Diego Domínguez. 300. Best still life: "Anaquel", d. Ana María Castillo, 300   Best picture of abstract art: "Huerto", by José F. Cantón. 300



Friday, May 16, 1968 La Voz de Almería Provincial Youth Delegation Resolution of the 1968 drawing and painting competition YOUTH CATEGORY "A" (From 11 to 21 years old) First: 750 pesetas. Juan Ceba Pleguezuelos 17 years old. Minor School "Alejandro Salazar". Second: 500 pesetas. Jesus of Haro Martinez. 17 years. Diocesan Seminary. Third: 250 pesetas. Anita Vergara Calle Moneada Calvache, 7. School of Arts and Crafts. Accésit: Tomás Jesús Ortega Fernández, 17 years old. "Francisco Franco" Trade Union Institute, Almería, "B" YOUTH CATEGORY (From 13 to 16 years old) First: 750 pesetas. Mari Loli Gómez. School of Artistic Arts and Crafts, Almería. Second: 500 pesetas. A. Martínez Moya. Third: 250 pesetas. Jesús Hierro. 13 years. Diocesan Seminar, Almería. Accésit: Mary García Artero. College "Romualdo de Toledo", Almería. Accésit: Antonia Gómez López. School of Artistic Arts and Crafts of Almeria. CHILDREN'S CATEGORY "A" (From 9 to 12 years old) First: Lot of artistic material. Manuel Domínguez Velázquez de Castro. 12 years. National Institute of Secondary Education, Almería. Second. Lot of artistic material: José Luís Caparrós Lorenzo, 12 years old. Second year A, National Institute of Secondary Education, Almería. Third: Lot of artistic material. José Luís Cantón Pavón, 12 years old. Calle 8alitre, 4. National Institute of Secondary Education, Almería. Second prize. Gabriel Moreno López, 12 years old. Calle San Juan, 30. Instituto Enseñanza Media, Almeria. Second prize. Luís Andrés Valverde. 12 years. "La Salle" School, Almería. Second prize. José Luis Batlles Medina. 11 years. Avenida Generalísimo, 153. Second course Colegio "La Salle". Almeria CHILDREN'S CATEGORY "B" (Under 9 years old) First. Lot of artistic material. Alejandro Vega Barranco, 5 years old. Colegio Compañía de María. Almeria Second. Lot artistic material. Manuel Andrés Armada Santamaría. 7 years. La Salle College". Almeria Third. José Miguel Mendiguchia, 8 years old. School "Mother of the Light". Almeria Second prize. María de las Merced-s Santander Fernández, 7 years old. Colegio de María School, Almería. Prize in sports equipment (Center with the largest number of participants). National College "Caudillo Franco". Fishermen's quarter SATURDAY. MAY 11, 1968 XVII PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION OF EDUCATION AND RELAXATION Ninety-six paintings by thirty participants were exhibited On the occasion of the first of May, Resta del Trabajo, and within the events scheduled by the Trade Union Organization of the Movement, the XVII Provincial Exhibition of Education and Rest was celebrated, which was a remarkable exponent of the magnificent work that the Work has been developing in the in the important mission entrusted to him The exhibition closed last Wednesday, in which act was held by union jewels awards to award-winning artists, has been visited by large audience, which has had the highest praise for, exhibitors, for the quality and quantity of work presented They have been exhibited in the exhibition, installed in the Hogar Sindical, ninety-six paintings of undoubted artistic value, presented by thirty participants. THE AWARDS The following works have been awarded: with the first prize, the landscape entitled "Vista de Almería", by José Domingo: second prize, "Niña", by Paquita Caí and third prize "Cabeza do de Juan G. Grima. They were also granted six Accésis to the paintings «Cortijo», by Julián Serrano; «Bohemio», by Manuel Domínguez; "Mi pueblo", by Francisco Salmerón: "Hortensias", by Margarita Monas; «Bodegón», by María Dolores de la Casa and «Bodegón», by Elisa Sánchez



Award ceremony of the first Almerian Painting Salon and the Youth Outdoor Painting Contest At eight o'clock yesterday, in the auditorium of the School of Applied Arts and Artistic Crafts, the awards ceremony for the artists took place winners in the 1st Almerian Painting Salon and the Outdoor Painting Youth contest. They presided the act, with the first deputy mayor, Mr. Miguel Alcocer Usero and the director of the school of Arts, Mr. Mateo Seiquer; the Miss Tourism 1970 Miss Gabriela Francais and the ladies of the court of honor of the Queen of the Festivities, who gave the pleasant event a delicate note of beauty and distinction. The winners, collected their corresponding awards from the aforementioned municipal authority of the beautiful ladies, for assistance, in a very optimistic and pleasant climate. Text at the foot of the image: The First Lieutenant Mayor, Mr. Alcocer Usero in the presidency of the act- The Miss Tourism 1970, Miss Gabrielle Fais, Handing over to Manuel Domínguez Velázquez de Castro, the prize with which she was honored in the Outdoor Painting Contest- (Photos Ruiz Marín)


Saturday, May 22, 1981 La Voz de Almería

MANUEL, A YOUNG PAINTER WITH A GREAT FUTURE THE SAGA DE LOS DOMÍNGUEZ The Domínguez, as endearingly and affectionately known in the artistic field of the City, constitute a unique clan at the service of painting in the most noble, specific and profound expression of the term The truth is that this type of family sagas tend to attract feelings of admiration and sympathy among people. They are like parallel lives and, nevertheless, coincide in a hidden vertex called Art. Nine brothers and each one with his special human charisma, but always turning in tone to an invariable artistic theme - Of course, they have in their parent the most edifying example: a vocational discipline; innate conditions and an unbreakable will. Today are the "Dominguez" news because one of its roots, firmer and promising soon, will soon make an appearance with a new pictorial sample "to be held in the Harvy Gallery. This is Manuel Domínguez (Manolo Domínguez, his artistic name), with whom he will be presented for the first time in his pictorial baptism for the public. Manolo, is a young man of 25 April, serious, cordial and with a preparation out of the ordinary. Prize hoarder Together with his older brother Diego, he broke into the disturbing and turbulent world of painting at the age of twelve. YOUR STUDIO, DRAWER DRAWER The study of the Dominguez brothers, and of their progenitor, resembles an immense box of tailors said with a more plausible intention. A little of everything. From a guitar hanging on one of the walls, through pieces of ceramic or red clay, placed in a symmetrical battery, to stacked frames and models. There are also rows of books interspersed with discs, or at least this seemed to us. Here, in this small space. Manolo Domínguez usually works in | or his, which is painting, three to four hours a day. The funny thing is that Manolo can not paint without music. Music is for this young artist as a kind of sedative that isolates him from the noises of the house. On a small table in the dining room a pretty vase with exultant red flowers. In one of the walls an exceptional, impressive and exceptionally emotional and worthy of figure in any Museum. It represents Berta, | a mother, embraced by several of her children. The work, Diego, the head of fa mili ». Another picture of similar theme hangs on another of the walls. Manolo Domínguez, already in a dialoguing franchise, telling us about his memories provoked by our questions about his years of career at the Superior School of Fine Arts of San Carlos, de. Valencia. "It meant a fundamental learning in terms of technique, in part, by the teachers, as well as by living with my fellow students, we worked a lot in terms of drawing and painting, but the truth is that I did not go deeply into it, since the things we did it was more or less like sketches of study to which we printed exceptionally fast, since we had little time, what lay there was to reach levels.


Saturday, May 15, 1982 La Voz de Almería Manuel Domínguez Velázquez de Castro, painting prize «Caja de Ahorros 1982 ALMERIA (Note forwarded) .- The Jury, qualifier of the VI Provincial Competition and VII National Youth Painting 1982, convened by M. P. and Caja de Ahorros de Almería and the Ateneo, has issued its ruling, in a meeting held for that purpose. Awards «Caja de Ahorros de Almería 1982.-First to the work« Guitarist », of which Manuel Domínguez Velázquez de Castro, from Almería is the author, and second, to the work« The way of peace », of which Don is the author José Fernando Barrionuevo García, from Almería. "García Góngora 1982" Award. - To the work "Painting", of which is love Don Antonio Guzmán Capel, of Falencia, It was agreed to congratulate - because the awards were limited in the bases - for the artistic quality of his works, to Don Antonio Blanca Torres, from Torre del Campo, (Jaén), and to José María Bernal Márquez, from Huércal-Overa. - All these paintings and up to a total of thirty-one works admitted to the competition, will be on public display in the room of the Culture Classroom of the Caja de Ahorros de Almería, from 19.30 to 21.30 hours, on the 17th to the 29th of current may.




NEW PICTÓRICO AWARD TO MANOLO DOMÍNGUEZ He was recently awarded the "García Góngora" award «It means for me a great encouragement to move forward» MANUEL FALCES Last days, the prizes of the Contest - already deeply rooted in the pictorial world- "García Góngora" - were declined and among the winners there is a young and outstanding Almerian painter, Manolo Domínguez, to whom the critics have deserved praise not only for the work object awarded but for his work in general. Forty contenders for the aforementioned Prize went to the Competition and as it is often said in these cases "it was difficult for the Jury to discern the best". Manolo Domínguez, has spoken to us about the outstanding characteristics of the awarded work. «It represents my brother Juan Carlos, who is very fond of the guitar, practicing do, and it is an artistic accomplishment that rides between impressionism and realism, and has nothing classic about it. I can say that it is a looser thing, as it may well constitute a note, but even more profiled than if it were the latter. " While he speaks to us, Manolo in quick strokes gives himself up to the task of "making us a caricature", in whose task he also points out extraordinary conditions. The work of Manolo Domínguez Velázquez de Castro, awarded in the "García Góngora" Contest. We asked him how much time he spent on finishing the work that was the object of the award. "About four and a half hours." And he adds: "On other occasions I made another picture to a brother of mine at the same time." It occurred to us to ask you what is the meaning of the concept Time for an artist. And the answer, like the execution, was quick: "Time determines it in which the action is finished, and it is an abstract, imprecise thing, without contour, but nevertheless, Time, is essential in the task with which we we face." Therefore, the question of whether he considered himself a painter of rapid thematic conception was imposed. "I intend, at least to make a conception as quickly as possible, but sometimes this speed is conditioned to various unforeseen motivations." Manolo Domínguez meditates before answering and descends to the detail in the answers. He is simple, calm and deeply reflective. When we wanted to know his reaction to receiving the news of the award, he smiled slightly as if to imply that it had surprised him in a certain way. And it is that Manolo Domínguez is already back of prizes and awards since he was a kid. «This is one more, but important. And of course it means great satisfaction and encouragement to move forward. " We had to talk even more about the winning painting, that painting, and that guitar, and indeed, Manolo, with few words, dissects it perfectly. «I wanted to pay more attention to what is the image of the guitar, to the outline of this musical instrument, being this, and not the person, the central motive of the work. And he emphasizes: "Instead of focusing the human figure as the main element, I have inverted the terms, and as I say, I" turned around "artistically on the guitar». -And what does Manolo Domínguez do now? -I'm preparing watercolors and I have the scenery, the city, the people, the customs, everything is valid for me. -But the watercolor as an essay to "stay" in it. - A couple of years ago I was concerned about watercolor, but I abandoned it because of the engraving. After living this last experience, I wanted to return again and so I am. Although I still lack practice and trade, I will try to master it. Up to now I have made seventy to eighty watercolors on landscapes, still lifes. Although the oil for me is what interests me the most. -And your next exhibition. When? - I still do not know it fixed, but I would like to expose before I went to the «mili» in September ... -That's done. And congratulations, Manuel.


Manuel Domínguez painting in Potosí (Bolivia) Watercolors by Manuel Domínguez When expressing the impressions produced by the contemplation of the painting of Manuel Domínguez, it may be necessary to talk about his father, well-known and good Almerian painter Diego Domínguez, of whom a few months ago we were lucky enough to admire a sample of his work in the same art gallery that his son did in a short time. And not because the painting of the son resembles that of his father, nor because of the influences that could be in the background or in the form, since Manuel Domínguez has his own style and personality. But what father has not left his mark on his children ?. If someone talks about possible influences of Diego's painting on Manuel's, I think that it is the skills that are transmitted, hobbies that grow in the family environment. And it is an honor for the good son to know himself, from the beginning of artistic inclinations, surrounded by the good work of the father painter. As it is now, it is an honor for the father to perceive the joy in his heart as he sees his son fly higher and higher and by his own power. Because today Manuel Domínguez flies high in his making and conceiving painting. It is in the watercolor and in the way of making the watercolors, where the soul of the personality of Manuel Domínguez is found, soul that transmits tranquility. Why the sample exposed? «Manuel Domínguez flies high in his making and conceiving painting. It is in the way of making the watercolor where the soul of Dominguez's personality is found » ? «Technically in his brushstrokes two aspects are combined: one adjusted and classic and one more loose» transmits that: youth, internalization of the external in the expression and above all something as necessary as the simplicity of the everyday. The subjects treated, the general tone of the work, the color and even the brushstroke are the preachers of peace and tranquility. Technically, his work combines two aspects of brushstrokes: some more adjusted and classic; others more loose that are capable and manage to do the drawing themselves. In the first aspect mentioned above, the drawing emphasizes color. Worthy of mention in this regard, among others, are the works entitled "Alfarería de Níjar", "Prensa" and "Garrafas", also emphasizing their re-alist meaning. In the second aspect of loose brushstroke we have the example of "pots" and "Jars with flowers". Both in one technique and in another, the common denominator is the resolute, absolute brushwork, preserving the white of the paper to give more light to the color that surrounds it. The whole work is full of sensitivity and lyricism that sets every painting by Manuel Domínguez. His path in art is drawn, being toured by the artist with security, ease and independence. Mari-Carmen Fernández Capel Bathrooms Historian and art critic


September 21 to 27, 1990             •POINT                          OF THE ARTS             DIRECTOR: José Perez Guerra             Madrid, September 21 to 27, 1990 Price 120 pesetas             (Zúccaro Gallery, Hermosilla, 38. Until October 6th.                          MADRID                          Manuel Dominguez or simple beauty             The simple reality captured without macula becomes pure poetic in the watercolors of Manuel Domínguez, a painter from Malaga who takes advantage of the whiteness of the support to, with those gaps, compose nature and humanity. It is an eagerness that acquires subtle tones with the models of a creation that is astonishing and dynamic; they are the resources used, water to indicate contrasts, a sketch drawing, the imagination that manages to elevate the skill and put on the work the stamp of a style.             The watercolor, and a good sample of it, is exhibited in the Zurbarán gallery, it is an ancient technique that maintains multiple possibilities. It was used in the legendary East, colors religious and profane motifs and got a high recognition in the eighteenth England, in that spirit traveler of an enriched town that wanted to paint the Mediterranean classicity and make the corners and monuments their own "postcards » Watercolorists have been most of the great masters of this and other centuries; Watercolorist with many resources is Manuel Domínguez, who, after a brilliant itinerary through galleries and centers of Andalusia and Levante, presents his realizations at the beginning of the new course in Madrid. They have the basis of an obedient drawing that indicates and perhaps whispers; they have the balances of a composition adjusted to reality, and they have colors with enriching lights and transparencies full of encan-to. And it is that Manuel Domínguez has prepared himself conscientiously to carry out a vocational work, which is like steps loaded with resources, a constant search, giving and giving back. That is why each painting had its aim and brought about a climatology. "... His painting -says Pedro Francisco- has a great variety: his watercolors are thin, have a faint color, a lovely stroke of drawing, and an almost poetic nuance The atmosphere in them And José Andrés Díaz adds: "When it comes to valuing color, it is recreated in the immense range of sensations that nature itself brings. Their interiors, the choice of objects and the landscape itself move within the respect of reality, but with ample room for personal and capricious feelings.                                       image: «Niña», by Manuel Dominguez


A B C MADRID, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1990 Zúccaro Hermosilla Gallery. 38 Until October 16 From 75,000 to 180,000 pesetas His ability to draw, says the critic José Andrés Díaz, allows him to face a plural world, in which objects, detail, sentimental note and a purely aesthetic aftertaste play. "There is, indeed, in the watercolor work by Manuel Domínguez, a chronicle of his immediate world, imbued with the luminosity of Almeria, as an objective testimony offered to any location. But, at the same time, the objectivity of the mi-fado is informed by passion in the palette, not of "fauve" passion, but of quiet passion, that which exalts, or better said, translates into emblematic color a world that, in his indifferent appearance does not have to be an emblem of anything. Manuel Domínguez develops his family chronicle (beaches, palm trees, fruits, corners of his city) submitting to the neat discipline of the genre, treating watercolor as it is, light, sudden, from where the soft clarity is that it stars. I do not know if Domínguez is indaliano, but it could be. A. M. C. (Campoy) image: "Aguamarga" Manuel Domínguez


The chronic from the south Almería, Thursday, May 21, 1992 25 85 11 Price: 90 Ptas. Year 10, N93529 The exhibition of Manuel Domínguez In the Indaliana Tertulia last Thursday, fourteen days of the current, full of attendees for the quality of the speakers, Parejo, D. Florentino Castañeda, D. Antonio Lopez and the presence of José Manuel Soriano, surrounded by many of his students, D. Bartolomé Marín announced with his customary refinement the exhibition of the young painter, Manuel Domínguez, great draftsman and notable watercolorist "son of Diego Domínguez" well known in the world of the same art. I do not remember his words with precision, but he made an underground praise of both implying that "like father ..." and I want to step out of the origin of the pictorial vein of Manuel Dominguez because it may not be known or forgotten that this young painter is the conjunction of two ancestries of art: Of his father, seriousness, balance, modesty, the natural vision of things, and his mother an art unexpressed, uncultivated, an aptitude for drawing and the colorful inheritance of his father Don Manuel Velázquez de Castro and Echávarri, a pharmacist who was from Zurgena for several decades, the birthplace of a very large family, a birth prize some year, and a great painter who did not exploit his faculty but who He left some Histology sheets in the Granada University School of Pharmacy, where he studied, and some paintings that are still kept by the two unmarried daughters who remain in the manor house of much merit: one, "The Temptations of San Antonio" of 2x1,40 m. expansion of another of the same title that is in the Museo del Prado and a portrait of his wife Dona Elvira also very well done. I can not comment on its artistic value because I am not a critic of art, but I assure you that they are very beautiful and show great skill and waste of faculties for the exercise of painting, especially if we take into account that he was self-taught and painted for entertainment. The same was for mechanics. How much Don Manuel would have enjoyed the age of electronics! Having made this clarification I can only congratulate Manolo for the idea he has had of presenting in sepia this collection of drawings from corners of Almería, so reliable that they have made me think that I am from Almería, because I recognize them all and of first impression, That's what I like. I am not happy with the painters who say referring to the theme expressed in canvas "is that I see it that way". My ignorance of art leads me to want reproductions as faithful as possible and that is what I find in the drawings and watercolors of Manuel Domínguez for what I give my sincere congratulations and I advise you to incorporate the Velazquez de Castro signature, as his brother Diego (qepd) did because he takes a lot of him. By Domingo Muñoz García


The Voice of Almeria THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1992 Trine TORTOSA GRANDSTAND The painter Manuel Domínguez AQUARELISTA alménense, deeply rooted in his land and in his customs, shows us a work that is varied both because of its theme and because of the concepts it invests in it. He treats with seriousness the motives that he makes, boasting a great knowledge of the drawing and with a soft brush of tones he solves matters of great compositional difficulty. He is orderly, meticulous and precise, studious of the light with which he recreates achieving equilibrium and sense of unity in the totality of his works where difficulties abound. His work full of freshness makes it clear that the artist does not resort to workshop solutions to face a natural that does not fear, and that makes the most of the most noble and loyal. Look for sensations by studying and observing the detail avoiding the brushstroke at random, to focus on any corner that captivates and can benefit. Discarded routine and does not identify at all with achieving success by taking references through others. His work increasingly colorful, with rhythm and juiciness, eightteenth-century cut, offers qualities worthy of a good painter with aspirations of great master. It maintains the forms and advances quickly from the deep knowledge reaching results of true merit. Manuel Domínguez is undoubtedly finding the path of painters with pretensions, becoming already a clear alternative to those who practice their craft being one of the firmest pillars of the moment. Tortosa Trino



Tuesday, June 1, 1993 The Voice of Almeria D. MARTÍNEZ The artist presents more than 30 works, including some oil Manuel Domínguez opens this afternoon an exhibition of watercolors in Unicaja The Manuel Domínguez painter, Manuel Domínguez, opens an exhibition of watercolors in the Unicaja Culture classroom, located at number 69 of Paseo de Almena, at 7.30 pm this afternoon. Domínguez hangs more than 30 watercolors on the walls of the room. although on this occasion it seems that he also wants to show some painting done in oil. The content of the sample ranges from landscapes to still lifes through figures. "It's quite varied," says Dominguez, so that there is something for everyone. Manuel Domínguez is a consolidated artist. It can be said that he masters all the techniques, watercolor, pastel, pencil, nib. However, his work emphasizes his quality as a portraitist. In this facet of the portrait is when a painter can truly be judged. To portray with the brush is something that is not learned in a School, it is something that is carried inside and is precisely the condition of artist. Another of the great virtues of Manuel Domínguez is that he does not market with painting, but he feels it, and he feels it to such an extent that he sometimes suffers because of a certain motive. Manuel Herrador, in comments on the painting by Manuel Domínguez, points out that "the paintings of Manuel Domínguez are bearer shares of a coveted multinational company, the one who truly has sensitivity could judge for himself the quality of this painter-painter and if he has the privilege of being able to acquire a sample, you will be able to recreate your spirit in the contemplation of it ". Manuel Domínguez made a year ago a job for LA VOZ DE ALMERÍA, consisting of 16 drawings of sepia from different corners of Almeria. His watercolors are considered one of the best in Almeria. His hand is an artist and he has a talent for painting like few others. Master the art. Diego Martínez image: Manuel Domínguez


DICTIONARY OF SPANISH PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS OF THE Twentieth century DOMÍNGUEZ, MANUEL nineteen ninety six (Almería, December 5, 1954). Painter. After his primary studies, he entered the Superior School of Fine Arts (le San Carlos de Valencia, in which he obtained his title teacher] in 1978 In the year 197: 5 and exhibited his paintings in a collective organized by the Association Cultural Heap of Painters and Sculptors In 1983 he exhibited his works in the Argal gallery, and in 1985 in a collective traveling artist of Andalusian painters and engravers, he won several prizes throughout his artistic career. In a contest organized by Education and Rest and in that same year, the First Prize also of the XI Young Painting Contest García Góngora In 1977 the Third Prize of the Second Provincial Hall of Cáceres, and in the year 1982. The First Prize of the VI Young Painting Provincial Contest Manuel Domínguez, descendant of a long family of Almerian painters, gave prestige to his limpid, luminous and very simple diction in Andalucia. cia and the Spanish Levante. Their aguadas do not have impressionist connotations, nor are they expressive, they are situated within extreme realism and with tendencies to preciousness. A. C. S.


THURSDAY. JANUARY 6, 1994 The Voice of Almeria The sample will be during January and February Manuel Domínguez, a master painter, exhibits watercolors in a room in Bilbao THE VOICE The Almerian painter Manuel Domínguez inaugurates on the 19th of this month an exhibition of watercolors in the Bilbao Bilbao Vizcaya Box, with the exhibition open until February 12. The access to the painting arrives by different means. From the most innate self didactic to the willful will educated in academies and workshops, going through the different degrees of practice and technical mastery, there are many examples. In the person of Manuel Domínguez from Almería, there is the innate talent -and genetic, we would have to add-, the powerful visual capture of the environment -with flowing touches of restless and original observer- and the technical versatility: able to pass from oil, to drawing , to the sanguina until consummate masterfully in the instantaneous art, of the first touch, the watercolor. And is that after a first contemplation of his young work, we must not forget his age, 39 years, and the powerful office and the maturity that moves in each of the scenes with which he perpetuates the most beautiful and everyday corners of the everyday environment . Something Manuel Domínguez himself painting in those who do not apprehend reality with rehash or photographic imposture but who travel tirelessly to absolve the most recondite landscapes and places and, from the direct of immediate observation, translates the areas, recreates the scenarios with extreme placidity , with refined power. See some of its marinas, the autumnal and greyish landscapes of hamlets, parks and submerge in its urban scenes - it is prodigious simplicity but powerful ease with which it transcribes the corners of a Bilbao neighborhood, with anonymous beings or the view of an estuary next to the passers-by of ajar and serious to look at the fields confirm the humanistic philosophy that reigns in the sense of Art that our painter possesses. That Manuel Domínguez enjoys establishing a silent dialogue with the landscape, communicating poetry; where there was only texture and tonalities; resisting the enormous seduction of fashions and polemic reasons, full of topic and routine to emerge triumphant in the noble exercise of ethics applied to the work well done, the only one capable of crossing the elusive barrier of time to settle in its own right in a classicism humanist.


Almería, Thursday, January 20, 1994 Year 11, No. 4129 THE CHRONIC The Almeria painter exhibits these days in Bilbao Manuel Domínguez, the prodigal eloquence Diego CARA The access to the painting arrives by different means. From the most innate autodidactic to the tenacious will instructed in academies and workshops, going through the different degrees of practice and technical mastery ... there are many examples. ManuelDomínguez is born in the person of innate talent -and genetic, we would have to add-, the powerful visual capture of the environment -with fluent touches of restless and original observer- together with the technical versatility: able to pass from oil, to drawing the sanguine, to consummate itself masterfully in the instantaneous art, of the first touch: the watercolor. And is that after a first contemplation of his young work, we must not forget age: 39 years, and the powerful office and maturity displayed in each of the scenes, with which manages to perpetuate the most beautiful and everyday corners of the environment . Something typical of those who do not apprehend reality with rehashing or photographic imposture, but who tirelessly travel to absorb the most recondite landscapes and places, and from the direct observation immediately translates the areas, recreates the scenarios with great placidity, with refined power. IN BILBAO An eloquence, converted into unusual power to reflect all the places and roads of our country -as a sample these days in Bilbao where he exhibits scenes from that land-. A wisdom carved in humility and simplicity of character but possessing a constant gift for capturing and casting color. That comes nobly to shine in this his first professional output from Almeria. See some of its marinas, the autumnal and grayish landscapes of hamlets, parks and submerge in its urban scenes - it is prodigious simplicity but powerful ease with which it transcribes the corners of a Bilbao neighborhood, with anonymous beings, or the sight of an estuary together to the passers-by of ajar and serious look- suppose to verify the humanistic philosophy that reigns in the sense of Art that our painter has. That Manuel Domínguez enjoys establishing a silent dialogue with the landscape, communicating poetry where there was only texture and tonalities; resisting the enormous seduction of fashions and motives postaleros, full of topic and routine, to emerge triumphant in the noble exercise of ethics applied to the work well done, the only one able to cross the elusive barrier of time to settle in their own right in a humanistic classicism. LOA DE OCTIDIANO A communication that the painter establishes from his works, after the dominance of small formats dominates the great ones until endowing them with an arcangelic atmosphere, and exceeds the simple will to please to show how incapable it is to betray itself by self-coping or exploiting the formulas that have given him continued success. In each of his scenes we will find unpublished angles, his still lifes will transmit us the daily moment even with noises and smells ... While it triumphs in Basque lands, it is good to be proud of it, and to tell it in that legion of humble and serene Almerians who make their work the proof of their trade, the show of generosity and loyalty towards a land that saw them being born and, little by little , she finds half perplexed and excited, how capable they are to return the witness of talent and light that she received from her. Manuel Domínguez does it once more with silent eloquence, letting his brushes speak. Diego Cara Barrionuevo


. Thursday, April 28, 1994 La Voz de Almería Manuel Domínguez Velázquez de Castro, a master painter, exhibits in Luxembourg THE VOICE Today, an exhibition of contemporary Spanish painting is inaugurated in Luxembourg, in which Manuel Domínguez Velázquez de Castro, a painter from Almaden participates. The exhibition has been sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Luxembourg and the Spanish Embassy in that country. In the exhibition that opens today, painters from the 50s and 60s participate with a minimum sample of 10 works of free technique each. The Luxembourgish Prime Minister Jaques Santer, Alfred Steinmerzer, will speak at the opening of the meeting. Conservative and Honorary Head Vice President of "Amigos del Castillo de Vianden." Rosa Garcerán, dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid and the organizer of the exhibition, Fernando Esteban. The exhibition will be installed in the Castle of Vianden. It is an impressive fortress of the 1st century that today is one of the main attractions of the region. Manuel Domínguez Velázquez. graduated in Fine Arts and winner of several prizes as the first of the national contest of young painters, as well as the national prize of designs and painting of 1971. Starting on June 2, a series of watercolors and oil paintings will be exhibited in the Unicaja Room.


June 1994 Art in Almería Watercolor, protagonist of the season In another of the "Unicaja" Rooms and simultaneously with the previous one, we have had the opportunity to contemplate the works of Manuel Domínguez, who continues to establish himself as an authentic value in the field of watercolor, for his refined technique and Inspired use of drawing and the color. Once again he demonstrates his evident talent for the interpretation of the landscape and the figures, without resorting to vain efficiencies, relying only on the plasticity that encloses the actual reality that he contemplates, that reproduces and recreates with clean and direct strokes, with strokes safe and imperceptible for the quality of their textures. It can be affirmed, without any modesty, that he is one of the artists who makes what he wants with watercolor, which is nothing other than what he sees. Everything appears neatly real and convincing, a truth that he discovers and offers us as a tribute to unprecedented beauty. He is an artist with soul and craft that expresses in his own language discovering us, with the greatest simplicity, the hidden Intimacy of things. An artist with whom we will have to tell from here on. Juan GARCÍA BELLVER JUNE 1994


FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1994 THE VOICE OF ALMERIA Manuel Domínguez: "I paint things that evoke something and that awaken in me some sensation" The painter SEMANON exposes until the 15th in Unicaja L. V. Manuel Domínguez, who until the fifteenth of June will have an exhibition open in Unicaja, defines himself as "an observer of everything that surrounds me", from there, of the landscapes and the people that surround him, he brings out the themes of his paintings, all of them with nuances of his own personality. "I paint things that evoke something, that awaken in me some sensation or feeling." "I like to practice all the possible techniques," explains the Almanense who says that "I always carry my painting equipment in the car and I am always ready to plant the easel". His works, especially in watercolor and oil, are samples taken directly from nature, "that make me go little by little overcoming difficulties and in some way evolving in my technique". Between the oil and the watercolor, he states that "these are two totally different techniques and therefore with different difficulties each: in the watercolor you have to respect the white of the paper in the lights and it does not admit error, in the oil, without However, you can rectify as much as you want the texture becoming more important ". The theme that Dominguez frequents is varied. "Nature is an inexhaustible source, you can always find something different or a different point of view and, in this way it is possible to endow each work with its personality". As for the human figure, which acquires a more important role in his paintings, it means "overcoming the difficulty of drawing something that moves, so I use a lot of retentive and fundamentally some recognition that I already studied of proportions and disposition in different attitudes. "



THURSDAY. DECEMBER 1, 1994 La Voz de Almería THE EJIDO 19 In the exhibition hall of LA VOZ, a sample of Manuel Domínguez, a master painter, is inaugurated today The paintings will be exposed to the public for several weeks Diego MARTÍNEZ The Almerian painter Manuel Domínguez opens this afternoon at 8:00 pm in the Exhibition Hall of the Delegation of LA VOZ DE ALMERÍA, located on the road to Málaga, 181. In this exhibition, which will be open to the public until mid-January, Manuel Domínguez returns to surprise with his technique in watercolor. In total there are 17 works that will hang on the walls of this exhibition hall, between watercolors and oil paintings. Manuel Domínguez is considered one of the best Almerian watercolorists at this time. His ease in the line and his special vision of the motives makes his work is fresh and above all it is loaded with a lot of light. A Dominguez, the light of Almeria is something that he is passionate about because it greatly facilitates his work. In this sample it offers from a source of Berja to the marinas of Almería and Almerimar, passing through the still lifes. On more than one occasion, the artist has said that what he is most passionate about is going out into the country and taking the paintings and getting down to work. "I always carry my belongings in the car, because when I go by some road and see that corner that I can capture in my work, I stop and start painting. I'm not in a hurry, the inspiration is usually spontaneous. "That spontaneity of Manuel Manuel Domínguez Dominguez is reflected in his work. The paintings are not loaded, the perfection is noticeable, the colors speak for themselves, it does not need resources when it comes to painting, because before it is reflected, Domínguez has painted it in his mind. Oils The oil paintings of Manuel Domínguez are less known, but they do not cease to be truly works of art. Although the technique is different and even admits certain errors, the artist from Almeria is in oil, which he often does in watercolor. As a good color expert he treats it with care, it makes it beautiful and above all, there is a cleanliness in his work, which is worthy of being seen. His works, although they are not all can be seen in the exhibition hall of LA VOZ DE ALMERÍA in El Ejido for a month and a half. For those who love painting and art, it is a unique opportunity to enjoy the great work done by this artist from Almeria, who is reaping great successes at the national level. His paintings hang in large museums and especially in large galleries. Manuel Domínguez plays with that spontaneity that the great artists do to carry out that work that is proposed. This man, who loves Nature, knows how to reflect it in his work. His passion for the mountain, for nature, for everything that oozes vegetation has made him a painter of nature. In his works one lives and feels the mountains of Zurgena, Lubrín, and of the towns and regions of this land. He does not renounce painting everything that enlightens him, that he is passionate about. In any of our provincial geography it is not uncommon to contrast with a young painter, with a canvas on an easel and working. Manuel Domínguez is above all, a worker of art and a lover of painting. But only he knows what is at the bottom of it all. This is the second sample that LA VOZ offers in its El Ejido room. Diego Martínez


Almería La Crónica Tuesday, May 21, 1995 Year 13, N »4550

TODAY, WITH THE CHRONICLE Almerian Painters of the 20th Century MANUEL DOMÍNGUEZ Biography His watercolors are characterized by the freshness that gives the bright colors It says Rota M. Rico that the watercolors of Manuel Domínguez are characterized by the freshness that gives the bright colors and small brushstrokes to exalt the macices, Manuel Domínguez Velázquez de Castro was born in Almena in December of 1.994. He studied his bachelor's degree in Almeria and graduated in 1978 at the San Carlos School of Arts in Valencia. Since 1968 he participated in outdoor painting and drawing competitions, obtaining numerous awards. Among them, in 1968, the first prize in the national youth contest. In 1970 he was awarded in the youth contest of outdoor painting of the City of Almeria. In 1971 he was awarded in the National Drawing and Painting Contest. In 1976, at the National Painting Young "García Góngora" In 1977 was awarded at the Spring Salon of Cáceres. In 1982 he won the first provincial prize of the VI National Young Painting Contest. Manuel Domínguez has made numerous collective and individual exhibitions of oil and watercolor. In Almeria, in the galleries of .me Harvy, Caja de Ahorros, Argar, La General, San Ginés Parra (Zurgena), Juan Cuadrado Room and Verastilo (Vera). He also exhibited in 1984 in Palma de Mallorca, in 1985 in Valencia and Almuñecar (Granada), in 1986 and 1987 in the Almeria headquarters of the Caja General de Ahorros de Granada, also in 1987 in Gladis, in 1988 in the Cultural Circle of El Ejido, in 1989 at Caja Almería and Verastilo de Vera Gallery, in 1990 at the Zúccaro Gallery in Madrid, and in the 91 and 92 years in Unicaja Almería.


IDEAL. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1995 IDEAL REGIONAL JOURNAL OF ANDALUCÍA Manuel Domínguez, in the Unicaja Culture Classroom. M. MANZANO Bread with chocolate MIGUEL ÁNGEL BLANCO ALMERIA The argument of the painting can begin with the painter in the living room, in the corridor, in the corner of the kitchen, in the terracilla where the sense of order in the house is lost to the outside, and the secrets of the forgotten laundry pile, eating bread with chocolate. It is the personal story inside a small painting. Everything is valid to build a panoramic space that subjugates the painter. Intimate and secret life. Discover what the author offers as a system of contemplation. In the exhibition that occupies us, Manuel Domínguez maintains his personal space, to which he does not resign. And it is precisely in this free and open landscape, his taste and manner, where he projects the best interpretations of his personality. As a singular self-portrait of his interior, the young painter creates the stage. Make an authentic staging. And then he plunges helpless and adventurous towards what he observes. The result, before your eyes. before the enthusiasm of reality: bread with chocolate, for example. The sublimation of the everyday. Everything is enclosed within the space that day by day builds the personal environment. There are his best hits, for that ability to praise what can go unnoticed. Arguments for Blanca It is not easy to enter into the exaltation of the argument of the painting. In fact, the technique of realization has been imposed many times to the discourse of the author, although there are times when the argument has little interest. As in the literary, the value of the artist does not have to be reduced exclusively to language. It is complicated to delve into personal stories. But it is the best solution. Old books can tell your stories at a certain time next to the school or travel portfolio. The clock that marks time at your leisure. Wrinkled papers, a folder of cheap ones. File of cards and book tokens. On the look that stops in each one of these figures the opportunity for the imagination arises. It is the last resort. The portrait of an agonizing time, that remains, that resists in the last corner, predominates. The painter turns his work into melancholic discourse. All the arguments, however, are concentrated linearly towards the small figure of doll that plays with doll, from his chair, in the time that passes. Small living room Moment by moment. The climax that he introduces in his work is the most emotional that the painter is capable of throwing into his surroundings. That generosity in confession is a gesture that marks the spirit of each Miguel Ángel Blanco DOMÍNGUEZ, Manuel. Watercolors and oils. Classroom of Unicaja Culture (Paseo de Almería, 69). Until the 14th. Hours: from 7.30 am to 9.30 pm. Closed, Saturdays and holidays.



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1995 THE VOICE OF ALMERIA Manuel Domínguez concludes his last exhibition of watercolors with remarkable success Manuel Domínguez, considered one of the best Almerien artists of the moment, closes today his exhibition that has been open for fifteen days to the public in Unicaja. Dominguez with talent and talent that characterizes it has returned to surprise everyone with a high-level exhibition, with a work full of emotions and on mud with a simplicity .1 The time to face Nature, that only Manuel Domínguez knows how to do today. today. The painter, a man completely dedicated to his watercolors, has once again shown his best canvases with a very refined technique and also with a great emotional charge. There is no doubt that Manuel Domínguez is a young artist who is triumphing there mastery that he has up to the canvas, working with watercolor, with the difficulties that entails. In this sample that today where his work is exposed. His knowledge of drawing give him a great ease when taking field notes and then take them with that great conclusion has returned to touch the theme of Nature something that he is passionate about. Manuel Domínguez has created in watercolor school. His brushstrokes are agile, clean and direct showing with the calm tranquility that characterizes a work that enters through the eyes and that is always of the admiration of all. Any person who knows Dominguez and who has never seen his work will be impressed at first sight by the expressiveness that they show. Dominguez is an orderly man in his pictorial tasks is a great observer of Nature. He has a special eye to interpret what he sees, with an amazing reality and above all with an amazing ease. His watercolors are portraits image: Manuel Domínguez at the exhibition


TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1996 IDEAL • MAGAZINE ART / SPECTACLES THE SIDE OF THE ARTS The painter's daughter Blanca is the main inspiration for Manuel Domínguez. She is small, blonde, and she smiles almost always. His games form a world that observes from all distances the painter. It is the next, which produces the real and direct degree of emotionality to awaken the free spirit of creativity. Without that degree of understanding, the painter could hardly enter other worlds. As alien to the secret of the Alicia inside, she suddenly appears in all her escapades to the other encounters that the painter builds in silence. In one of her escapes to dreams, Blanca placed herself before the blackboard, 'one plus two is three', although the result she points out at the moment is not important. Instant discovery about the fleeting moment of the encounter with the blackness of the real mirror that hides on the blackboard behind his inward gaze, and remains alien to the exhibition room that conceals the picture and the whole world that awakens. Sentimental aesthetics Gestures and attitudes of a recovered aesthetic, difficult to impose in the time of the future, but that remains because it emerges devoid of everything that had made possible the post-war times that grandparents had. A time limited by discourses that could hardly go into the feelings, all the feelings. 'White on the blackboard' is the painter's soul and dominates sufficient merits for a hypothetical single-frame exhibition. And for the first time, the painter has lent his emotion in some pictures of notes with the same motive, and with the exercise of an outstanding mastery. M. MANZANO Biography of Manuel Domínguez. After the great moments of intimacy, the following projections go through the journey, sometimes more routine, sometimes closer, of the observations that, in nature, the author contemplates. And even there it does not emerge from His peculiar interpretation of marginal reality, from materiality forced by progress to silence. This is how 'Patio', 'Eucalyptus', 'Stack of marble' appear. There are two scenes illuminated at a different time, 'Molino de Zurgena' and 'Cortijo de la Cañada', with which the painter closes the exhibition, the last pictures, and the permanent presence of his daughter from beginning to end. Manuel Domínguez is specialized in other outstanding observations, on which he already advanced the first advances years ago. A landscape of old interiors, marked by the slowness of time, by the agony of the objects out of use in most cases. And so it appears 'Typewriter', with its serene attitude, with the vitality that was paralyzed, still with the paper inserted in the roller, and a story that remains written in the air of dry ink and surrounded by mold and figures dying In the same syntony lies 'Antiquarian' or 'Rebotica' and, with different nuances, 'Caramelos'. The formal groupings of objects in the painter's surroundings is spiritual materiality image: Manuel Domínguez, in the Unicaja exhibition hall. DOMÍNGUEZ Y VELÁZQUEZ DE CASTRO, Manuel. Watercolors and oils. Unicaja exhibition hall (Paseo de Almería, 11). Until the 31st. Hours: from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Closed on Saturdays and holidays.


Manuel del Águila WRITER AND COMPOSER.                                                   Culture ART

Manuel Domínguez or good work. The author exposes the main characteristics of the painter, who now exhibits in Unicaja, which stands out for its compositional skill and dominated technique. A profound contemporary philosopher, Pascual Bruckner, says that "Today, due to lightness and contempt for professionalism, we invite immaturity and settle into the degradation of culture," he clarifies with irony, "under a cheerful air of party, chaired by television that only demands to be just that: viewer ». We go through a time that threatens to be long, because the common places and the slopes below are comfortable and invite to act and, with the impunity of ignorance, allow many to believe themselves artists. In Art, -in any of its aspects-, there is a process of staggering, starting from the inner flame that impels the beginning of the work, to the almost never achieved top that the genius already supposes, are the hard stretches of the discipline, the study, the constant practice, the calm self-criticism and, very important, the knowledge of the rules. Because you have to know them deeply for, if not forget, postpone them enough, so that they do not annul the artist and shine his personality. This stepped pilgrimage that is constancy in work and love of the work has made (I know perfectly his career, from his brilliant beginnings) Manuel Dominguez.   "He is a born and conscious painter, reflected in the thoroughness with which he touches objects, which, at times, he heaps with pleasure". Born in a strictly artistic, supportive and sympathetic environment, graduated in Fine Arts, by the "San Carlos" Higher School of Valencia, he is a born and conscious painter, reflected in the thoroughness with which he touches the objects, which, sometimes, piles up with collector's pleasure, recreating in a shine, in a nuance, in a reflection or in the sense that orders them. Or to the people in psychic situations, like that charmingly hesitant girl, before a mathematical operation, written on an overwhelming blackboard; or in groups of fishermen, talking about a seabed in clama and suns of the west; or in profuse gardens or in the detail of a whitewashed wall ... In any subject there is the recreation of a previous reconsideration; from an amoral to be, to the object, to detail-It gives equal oil or watercolor; mastered the technique, the result is brilliant and the work will be perfectly captured by the sensitivity of the viewer. I would say that Manuel Domínguez, is a great painter who possesses the brave and precise drawing is the dominated technique and the endearing concept that gives the compositional skill, protected, perhaps hidden by that inner flame that is reflected in the good doing and the good love your own work. Manuel del Águila Ortega


The Voice of Almeria COMARCAS IMAGES OF ROQUETAS DE MAR The lighthouse of Roquetas de Mar Like any fishing port that boasts, the Roquetas could not be less and has its own lighthouse, simple but useful. The history of the lighthouses, in general, goes back many centuries, when the first navigators needed marks on the ground to be able to direct their rhombus and position because they did not have enough charts and navigational devices at hand. During the day they sailed near the coast and these marks were visible to all of them; the problem arose at nightfall, since they lacked points of reference, not being the stars. The first lighthouses begin to proliferate by all the coasts in a very rudimentary way, and are little more than big lights in the tops of the mounds closest to the ports, the flammable material used was oil, teas and everything that burned well and with a living flame, needless to say that the collection of materials that kept these fires lit all night against winds, rains and other inclement weather was incessant. It is not, until many centuries later, with the discovery of electric light, that the lighthouses are not modernized and become eyes scrutinizing in the darkness of the night, and relief for those seeking harbor sheltered from storms. It is with the electric light and the mirrors or magnifying glasses as to arrive at the current lighthouse where almost everything is automatic, although always guarded by a profession: that of lighthouse keeper, noble and with responsibility. The lighthouse that occupies us is located near the Castle of Santa Ana and is a remarkable architectural piece of the last century, The lighthouse, remarkable architectural piece, is located near the Castle of Santa Ana today with little use, because, with the abituales navigation systems are few boats that, for lack of technical means, can not reach good port. The lighthouses at present are silent witnesses of the passage of time and meeting place of old fishermen, telling their seaworthy feats. At the present time, the spectators are mute witnesses of the passage of time and place of meeting of old fishermen. Emilio Morellón Blanco image: Illustration by Manuel Domínguez


MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 1996 La Voz de Almería COMARCAS IMAGES OF ROQUETAS DE MAR The Aguadulce Marina Pencil illustration by Manuel Domínguez Of modern construction, this marina comes to replace the great seafaring tradition of these lands that live facing the Mediterranean and that the youngest have seen in their elders. That is why a huge number of boats, motorboats, sailboats and all kinds of boats come to such a beautiful port, to emulate the many good sailors that this country has given. During the summer season there are many who practice the beautiful art of sailing and fishing, come from all places to spend the holidays feel the call of the sea, and joyous swarm on this dreamy coast from Cabo de Gata to the end of Punta Entinas. This port has an exemplary infrastructure, as well as places to walk and leisure, and it is all dotted with bars, bars and restaurants where it is delicious to approach the typical dishes of the region, without forgetting the freshly extracted fried fish from sea. It is, in fact, this port, young in its form and in its depth, because in the warm summer nights there are many who come simply to stroll in its anchorages and to feel the gentle breeze that breaks against the foothills foothills. the Sierra de Gádor. Even the youngest ones have guaranteed fun, because next to the mouth of the port there is a monolith as a small lighthouse with red lights where, for a long time, they have been sheltered by their stones, a huge legion of kittens with a caregiver We never see, but he has his signature stamped on a slab and he says to be called "El Gatero". In this marina even the youngest have the assured aversion. This is a young port both in its form and in its background. Emilio Morellón Blanco


VIIERNES 19 DE APOSTO OF 1996 La Voz de Almería CULTURE INTERVIEW Manuel Domínguez Painter "Never a picture should be a cold representation of reality" Luís Vera Starting tomorrow, Saturday, LA VOZ DE ALMERÍA will give the newspaper a collection of sheets made in pen on different prints of Roquetas de Mar and Aguadulce. The drawings have been elaborated by the Almerian painter Manuel Domínguez, a methodical artist who has known how to use the technique with mastery to achieve the best results in this work. Question.- His painting is characterized by being particularly punctilious, retailer. THE PROFILE The precocious painter Manuel Domínguez did not lack time to start painting, and to do it well. Born in Almería in 1954, at the age of twelve he already won his first prize in children's painting, in the Open Air Drawing and Painting Contest held in Almería in 1968. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, holds annual exhibitions in his home and brings his work throughout Spain: Mallorca, Valencia, Madrid and Bilbao. For the near future he prepares samples in Madrid and Barcelona. Answer.- Yes, but it is not about collecting the detail for the detail. Only if it serves to create that environment that is always sought after, the quality that a place or an object needs. Q- What about imagination and what about reality in art? A.- Sometimes I compose the works in my imagination, and I seek to complete them in reality. Other times I see it and then, instinctively, I imagine the painting already painted. Q- Does painting fill your life? A.- I am always painting, looking at things to take them to paper, and commenting them with my wife, who also paints. Q- Painting as work, do you suffer? R. - For me it is a dedication more than a job, and in any case it is a pleasant job, which has its share of suffering in some moments. Q- And his wife teaches him? R. - We teach each other. Q- Who did you learn from? R.- Above all, from my father ..... paint the natural. He has been my great teacher. Q- Is your painting stubborn? R. - Walk through the sites and there is always something in the memory, and I insist until I get the environment I was looking for. Q- Has the technique been important in these new landscapes of Roquetas and Aguadulce? R. - Without a doubt, the pen can be an exponential way to get these images, it is a good procedure that also allows the imagination to play an important role, providing the color that everyone can feel in a landscape. Q- What has been your system of work to elaborate them? R.- I have reflected corners that I had already passed many times. The base has been the daily theme, and that has allowed me to discover hidden corners. In each of them I have been hours, looking for the right place, the ideal angle. Q- What does the artist contribute to a landscape? R. - You always have to contribute something. Never a picture can be a cold representation of reality. I always work from nature. In reality, the imagination is more open to creativity. Q- Does nature transform art? R. - Nature gives life, opens your imagination. Q- Creation, should it be fast? R. - You can not generalize Nails sometimes is fast, spontaneous and successful. Other times, in a relaxed way, because the painting requires it. Q- Do you love your paintings as much as you like? R. - When I paint, I abstract myself of all the problems. Q- Does it evolve or stay the way it is? R.- Sometimes I think I'm evolving, although I think it has to ... LA VOZ gives away its plates on Saturday from Roquetas and Aguadulce


WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1997 Voz de Almería CULTURE EXHIBITION OF WATERCOLORS AND OILS Manuel Domínguez exhibits until May 30 at the Unicaja Exhibition Hall The little details Luís Vera Much of the work of Manuel Domínguez is plagued by the special attention that the artist puts on the small details. They are notches in the chairs of enea, or signs in an old trombone. The detail populates his works, as if the painter tried to reflect what he sees in a comprehensive manner. Perfect Total. However, although the requirement exists in the work of Manuel Domínguez, a watercolorist who also makes inroads into oil, and who every day gets a more refined technique, it is not precisely his main objective the pure reflection of reality, but to bring the object painted to the observer, make it more tangible, "humanize" it through those small details and the use of light, fundamental in all his work, and that usually predominates in warm, vivid tones, being the watercolor the field in the what better get it. The exhibition held in the Unicaja Exhibition Hall, located on the Paseo de Almería - its annual appointment shows a good part of a series of works that the watercolorist has done throughout the province. In them are images of Dalias, Zurgena, Berja and also of the capital, such as the Plaza de Pavia, the fishing port or the Amalia quisco de la Puerta de Purchena. Also, the artist has added his classic still lifes, retailers to the maximum and dedicated to reading corners, laboratory instruments or musical motifs. In all of them, Domínguez keeps family memories or close to the life of the artist. As in everything he does in his work: from the image of Zurgena, the place where his parents were born. In a small marina he is able to show his poetry and ability to create They are original, even the pieces of the Pharmacy where your grandfather worked. Also, some of his oil works can be contemplated, many of them done as commissions, and which reflect the sensitivity of the artist. For this, it is not necessary look for large-scale works: in a small marina Domínguez is able to show all his poetry and ability to create. Painter of the natural, is able to capture the color and light of the landscapes and the scenes he selects to capture on paper or canvas. Its simplicity, which is felt even in the titles given to his works, is a trademark, and is capable of capturing even small motifs in a composition that give it a life of its own, such as the simple presence of a dog with fishermen . Dominguez, dominator of the technique, is ready to take a step further in his work. Juan Ux photographic image: The painter Manuel Domínguez, in the Unicaja Exhibition Hall


Thursday, March 26, 1998 La Voz de Almería Culture PAINTING ■ "CORNERS OF ALMERIA IN WATERCOLOR" Manuel Domínguez: "My watercolors seek to discover unknown corners of Almería" The painter has enhanced 25 prints throughout the province, which will give LA VOZ as from Saturday THE VOICE Starting next Saturday. LA VOZ DE ALMERÍA offers all its readers a collection of plates in which different motifs of the capital and province are collected, corners of Almería that stand out for their beauty or uniqueness. A pictorial tour of which is one of the most outstanding watercolor painters of the Almeria artistic scene: Manuel Domínguez. The painter, accustomed to working from nature, has traveled a good part of the province - a total of 18 towns - looking for the most remote places, to pick up on the canvas a new image of the province. As Domínguez himself explains, his work has tried to find those characteristic corners of each place, without falling into the typical resources. Also, in its journey has sought new locations, towns that are not as well known, as Zurgena, Velefique or Castro de Filabres, which now appear reflected in all its light and detail, thanks to the careful technique of Dominguez. The artist, who combines the motifs "interior" with landscaping, which always takes his notes from the natural, has sought the anecdote in this series of watercolors, that LA VOZ will distribute every Saturday, from next day 28. " I have searched for curious places, anecdotes almost of the landscape, those corners that often go unnoticed by the visitor ". Thorough His work is thorough. Domínguez moves to the localities and looks for the most suitable place, the ideal frame to be reflected in his watercolors. In this process, the artist always seeks to "give life to places, often reflecting everyday images, with personal touches that give a special expression to the work". The careful work of the artist leads him to perform each of his works in several sessions, depending on the light necessary to achieve the ultimate goal he seeks for the work. Along with his natural works, you can not forget Manuel Domínguez in oil and also with sculpture, making mainly busts) that reflects in his compositions, still lifes that the artist "pampers" especially, and in which he reflects an intimacy very special. These are works that he usually develops in his studio (now open for LA VOZ, which the artist shares with his wife, Carmen, also an artist), as well as in the tugares where he finds the objects that give him that sought-after image. Personality In this wide spade the personality of the watercolourist is shown, careful, his works, more and more quoted among the amateurs. Manuel Domínguez, with the series "Rincones de Almería", has tried to contribute "a new image of Almería, discovering those places that deserve to be discovered by a majority of people who have not had the opportunity to see them yet". ¬image: Manuel Domínguez in his studio. From watercolorist has made a total of 25 sheets of the capital and different peoples, that LA VOZ will give away from Saturday MANUEL Domínguez in his study. D watercolorist has made a total of 25 sheets of the capital and different peoples, that LA VOZ will give away from Saturday


Thursday, March 26, 1998 Almeria THE CHRONICLE / 11 Manuel Domínguez dominates the classical watercolor endowing it with details. His taste for brushstrokes comes as a family since his father was the first to bring the painting to him. The artist, 42, confesses that he does not have specialties and is open to new techniques, although if you had to choose where you feel most comfortable is surrounded by watercolors and oils. In his opinion the pictorial market of Almería is somewhat saturated with names and galleries. Still, he believes that the city's interest in painting is authentic. "I paint every scene that catches my attention" Domínguez made his watercolor "Granja" directly from the natural in an area of ​​Pulpí The traces of the watercolors of Manuel Domínguez have a taste of reality. His painting goes through the most significant corners of Almeria's life and takes him to the prints that most appeal to him. "Almería espequeña and sedetecta a point of saturation in the number of galleries and painters" "I intend to include modeling, sculptures and engraving in future He confesses a restless artist, despite the classicism that breathes in his painting. Hence his intention to add sculpture, modeling and engraving among his next projects and not to be defined by any special style. His could be called a predictable vocation, if we take into account that he has always seen his father, Diego Domínguez Herrero, move between brushes, "almost has been hereditary" comments. The painter, 42 years, studied Fine Arts in Valencia and then to his studio in Almeria where he makes watercolors and also portraits. Q: What is the history of exhibitions "Granja", the work that today gives The Chronicle? A: This is a watercolor painting made six or seven years ago in an area near Pulpí, specifically in Rambla Aljibe. It is a farmhouse that exists as reflected in the painting, which has loose turkeys running around the garden, which I painted directly from nature. He passed by, I saw. The scene caught my attention and I asked permission to sit with my easel to paint there. Q: Where does this watercolor fit into your work? A: I do not have specialties. I am open to new techniques and I paint watercolors as well as oils. I have also touched the engraving and modeling. As for the theme, I'm going to paint on everything that catches my attention, either because of the color or the scene itself. Q: What is painting like in Almeria? A: There is a lot of interest in painting in this city. To the point that saturation of rooms and painters is almost detected because Almeria is really very small. There is movement and both to contemplate painting and to paint there is a lot of hobby that is always good for art. Anyway I do not see an Almeria school, there are too many ways of seeing the painting and everyone does what they can and should do. Q: Is the sophistication to the pntura from the public powers? A: I do not know how to tell you. It is clear that there is no special support to the pitura, it is not that we have completely disregarded, but we could always do more. Once you define yourself as a professional painter and dedicate yourself to art, you realize that you are not as protected as you should be compared to other activities and other professions. Q: What are your prospects projects ?. A: In the middle of May I start a new exhibition in the Unicaja Room, where I usually expose all the years in a usual way. Nowadays I still have a lot of interest in oil and watercolor, although I intend to complete future exhibitions including modeling, sculpture and engraving. M.L.L image: Manuel Domínguez painter, author of "Granja"


La Voz de Almería- Announcing the collection of plates by the painter Manuel Domínguez: "The sources of Berja" that were about to be published by the Voice of Almería


Advertising in La Voz de Almería of the Collection of Prints: "Rincones de Almería a la Acuarela" by the Almerian painter Manuel Domínguez


Advertising in La Voz de Almería of the Collection of Prints of Motives of El Ejido in the technique of the Plumilla by the Almerian painter Manuel Domínguez


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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1998 - IDEAL             Purchena Door             Manuel Domínguez                                       PILAR CHIROSA             The creative maturity that we have been contemplating for many years in the pictorial work of Manuel Domínguez, translates the mastery of a technique without any effective resources, through the use of brushstrokes full of dexterity, clean execution and stroke according . that i taxi in from the freedom of creation at the time of making contact with the canvas. Where safety is your best weapon to project the realization of a watercolor, with those fragments of light full of life, or the configuration of those oils that obtain precious watercolor nuances, a way of observing, of seeing nature and expressing it in sensations, with projections of eternity. Manuel Domínguez's artistic work, whose genetic inheritance is present in his daily work, in his innate perception and in his formal equilibrium, has always been internalized by the plastic singularity that has made him worthy of the highest recognitions on the part of the critic , uniqueness that leads to the approach of the viewer's gaze through refined techniques, in the wise use of drawing and color, with the mastery of those who go to the landscape and paint natural, with a visual capture that alludes to all areas of realism, with dedication and meticulousness, from the elaboration of the detail, overflowing in luminous brushstrokes, full of depth and life, starting from simplicity -which also translates the soul of the painter- and that perpetuates the most daily corners, recreating a scenario that does not need the photographic resources to aim the start-up of a project, which has drunk from the placidity of the gaze in constant and eternal tribute to beauty.             It is the job of a painter who imbues with expressive talent the world of creativity, which brings us closer to the real field to introduce ourselves to him, translating the virtual animism when it is offered in the canvas, from his still lifes, harmonizing chromatic tones, from his portraits -the inimitable expression of the faces, translated wisdom and psychological perception-, knowing how to adjust the balance of shadows in each landscape, the small intimate paradises that he captures with the urgency of what is unrepeatable, where he recovers a lost time, intact for the gaze, obtaining new themes after the return, valuing new forms, figurativism carried to the cleanest purity and recreation, choosing through the proportions and the movement the reasons that give rise to an infinite clarity.             Manuel Domínguez, a member of a traditional family of painters, an admirer of Velazquez aesthetics and the imprint of Russian painting of the past century, contemplates, from the magic of memory, the happy era of his childhood, the old and big house of the street of the Queen, his home, his parents, his brothers, the multiplicity of objects that return to his memory to get the interpretation of an unrepeatable inheritance.             The meticulousness of an elaborate work, after his studies at the School of Arts and Crafts of Almeria and the School of Fine Arts of Valencia, with sequences that are and will be innate from the point of view of the creation that reports to us, demonstrating the particularities of a work done at the stroke of brush and heart, where each frame, each gesture, find definite projections, where the shadows find their right balance and where each landscape, each corner of Almeria, peek out from their eyes to the eyes of the viewer in sequences of future and life, where there are no chills or impostures, where there is true surrender and humanity.             So that the look is filled with astonishment. To translate the donation of a spirit full of sensitivity. Manuel Domínguez and the harmonic perfectionism of existence. Pilar Quirosa


CASA DE ALMERÍA IN BARCELONA ASOCIACIÓN ANDALUZA, DECANA DE CATALUÑA, PUBLIC UTILITY ENTITY Local social: c /. San Luís, 64 (Gracia) - Phone. 21 3 36 77 - 08024-BARCELONA Barcelona, April 12, 1999 Mr. Don MANUEL DOMÍNGUEZ VELÁZQUEZ DE CASTRO Glorieta Ignacio Robles, 7 04007 ALMERIA Very distinguished friend: We are pleased to inform you that the Jury of the XII Prize of Plastic Arts and Architecture "JESÚS DE PERCEVAL 1998" has awarded him this award because of the merits of his professional work, which highlights works of elaborated technique and virtuous, in which he has transplanted, thanks to oil and watercolor, his fine observations of the Almeria landscape, then recreated in a process of personal interpretation with great skill in his paintings that acquire a special beauty and attractiveness, which makes him a clear exponent of the new generation of Almerian artists who starts the relay in our fine arts. In accordance with the bases that have governed this edition, the prize, sponsored by UNICAJA, is endowed with a Silver Plate-Trophy on Macael marble and the cash sum of 200,000 pesetas, which will be delivered to you during the course of a social act that will take place in the city of Almería on Saturday, August 7, at 1.30 pm, in the Classroom of Culture of UNICAJA, Paseo de Almería, 67 being required attendance. Receive our most sincere congratulations for this well-deserved award and we remain at your disposal with a cordial greeting,


54 - LA VOZ DE ALMERÍA- Wednesday 12/6/02 LIVE IN ALMERIA 19 Wednesday, June 12, 2002 Manuel Domínguez exhibits oils and watercolors made directly to the natural in the Unicaja Culture Classroom The exhibition that is having a great success of public and critic, concludes next Friday. D. Martínez As usual every year at this time, the artist from Almería Manuel Domínguez exhibits the most recent pictorial work in Unicaja. On this occasion, Dominguez again impresses his faithful followers with a varied sample where he also mixes watercolor and oil to portray some little-seen corners of Almeria and especially show some still lifes made with great skill. Dominguez, who above all is a great artist, has returned to oil, after many years dedicated completely in watercolor. The experience has been very positive, since the optical differences between his oils and watercolors They are minimal, drawing some drawings to perfection, since it is a perfectionist artist, who likes to do things well. Thirty works In the sample that offers in Unicaja are some thirty works that offer a great showiness, as much in the which refers to the motif as Dominguez's treatment of colors. This artist has always been characterized for managing color with ease, looking for softness in the tones, above all combining perfectly, making true works of art. Domínguez is one of the consecrated artists in Almería and throughout his pictorial career has always left record that what he likes most is to paint the natural. He does not like to do his work through photographs, but it is a nature lover, and therefore it is easy to find a weekend to this artist from Almería in any corner of the province with his easel and with his brushes doing art, in its pure state. And from that observation made by Dominguez de la Naturaleza, these 30 works, 30 works by art, that without a doubt, have been very commented by the great amount of people who have passed and continue Passing until Friday for the exhibition. image: Manuel Domínguez with one of the works he exhibits in Unicaja. / LOPEZUALDONADO,


Tuesday, May 20, 2003 La Voz de Almería

EXPOSITION Manuel Domínguez presents his work in the Unicaja Classroom DRAFTING IM.C

. The Almerian painter Manuel Domínguez presents until May 30 a new collection of his work in the Unicaja Culture Hall. Manuel Domínguez was born in Almería in December 1954. He graduated in Fine Arts at the Superior School of San Carlos de Valencia in 1978. Between 1968 and 1998, Domínguez won numerous national and provincial awards. His most recent recognition is the XII "Jesús de Perceval" Arts Prize, awarded by the Casa de Almería in Barcelona in 1998. Of his career, include collective exhibitions that the Almeria artist has held at the Castle of Vianden -Luxembourg- in 1994, in addition to a total of 37 individual character exhibitions held in different galleries and art galleries throughout the Spanish geography , among which are Almeria, Mallorca, Madrid, Bilbao or Valencia. Works of nature The exhibition that takes place since yesterday in the Unicaja Culture Hall is composed of thirty works made directly from nature. In addition, it is usually large canvas, as shown "In the horse," an oil of 61 x 50 centimeters, and "Abanicos", 105 x 73 centimeters. Almerians and visitors who wish, can admire the painting of the artist Manuel Domínguez entitled "Oils made directly from the natural", from 19 to 30 May, from seven thirty in the afternoon to nine thirty in the evening. On Saturdays and holidays, the Unicaja Culture Classroom, located on Paseo de Almería, 69, remains closed. imagen: The painting "Abanicos" is exhibited in the Unicaja Culture Hall




The new exhibition of this alménense painter is shown again to immerse us in that lake of calm waters in which. from the bottom of each frame, seems to emanate an unknown music and only perceptible by the auditory sensitivity of the mind itself. There is, in Manuel's painting, that subliminal message in which the phoneme is supplanted by color to engage in a dialogue with the observer in an intimate complicity. naked of high-sounding strident, lis a painting relaxed and warm in its expression, although energetic, safe and masterful in its execution. Manuel Domínguez is a painter to the old and orthodox custom. This is: an artist who, loaded with his tripod, canvases, brushes, and everything inherent to carry out his work, moves to the place chosen to capture on the canvas, everything that his retinas are capturing and transmitting to his hands for the brush to complete the reverie that the painter experiences before the natural. He is not an oil photographer, although he is a great portraitist, as evidenced by the faces of his postantes. exteriors are wrapped in a suggestive blue atmosphere that gives his works that mysterious effect of inner peace, of dialogues whispered in a sensory language. But if these, in themselves, already contain reasons to crumble and reflect. his interior compositions are a clock because of the diversity, meticulousness, neatness and perfection of the drawing, which. for their eloquent work and demand of themselves, they are real gems of the figurative painting of our painter. As a mere review I could cite the ANTIQUITY CORNER. FISHING EQUIPMENT. LIBRARY. FALL ... on which wisely apply a patina of that dust that really accumulates on the objects in disuse. Those who comment on painting, we often say, of some of them, which are pure poetry: The forests, corners, fountains and gardens of Manolo Dominguez are poetry itself, understanding as such that without voice or sound is layer? of transmitting sensations impossible to define with words made. For those of us who like to enjoy the pleasurable tingling that produces the contemplation of Art, it is almost inevitable to visit these types of exhibitions, such as these days, this artist of ours who, although young at the time, is an accomplished teacher in this, always difficult, work of painting, and that deservedly, and is part of the magnificent cast of painters that Almeria has to his credit. Paco Urrutia Writer.


161. to live The Voice of Almeria FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2004

PAINTING Manuel Domínguez and his warm realism in Unicaja The exhibition hall of Unicaja, at number 11 of the Paseo, hosts from day 1 the new exhibition of the painter MANUEL MORALES DRAFTING Another of the large format watercolors that represent an old attic with its trunks, cardboard boxes and chairs of enea, says that the scene is exactly the same in an old farmhouse of a relative, without having touched anything in thirty years. All this leads him to feel nostalgia for traditions Oils and watercolors are harmoniously combined in the new exhibition presented by the watercolorist Manuel Domínguez in the Unicaja Exhibition Hall, at Paseo de Almería nº11. An exhibition in the habitual figurative line of Domínguez, in which oil paintings predominate, but without forgetting his watercolors, showing that he is able to paint it as he likes and as he wants at every moment, on his part the writer and musician Manuel Ortega called it a great exhibition as a whole, with works of brilliant execution. " In the same terms the poet and singer-songwriter Francisco Urrutia expressed himself "they are works with a great realism and that shows a great naturalness". On the other hand, Domínguez commented that all his works are made directly from nature, recreating at times the motives to give them greater liveliness or enhancement "I paint a lot in the Caoba antiquarian where I have my own corner and I capture in my works everything that is there , as it is as it is the case of the work called Library "or by the usual ways and that repair in time your works. It is also a lover of nature, who likes to capture in all its fullness, sometimes looking for specific corners or a general vision as a whole, is perando the right moment and at times the atmospheric adversities, such as wind or rain. It also tackles classic still lifes, such as grapes or any seasonal ñuto that can reach your hands in their own conditions so you can take advantage of their good work with brushes. All his works have a great warmth that he knows how to give with patience and that often arises from the deep drawing of his paintings. At the time of approaching the color it escapes from the shrillness, because it affirms sharply that that is not natural The colors are seen from the ........., with a global conjunction that of a smooth result in sight ". He is attracted to the marine world, which reflects with several marinas made in the Fishing Port Manuel Domínguez, together with a large-format work called "El Desván" "The attic" ", which really exists in an old farmhouse and that the painter has wanted to capture, attracted by his nostalgia for the reasons of always, something that is always present in his work, / MANUEL MORALES. Manuel Del Águila and Diego Domínguez. / M.MORALES, while soaking up the marine environment of the area. Many well-known faces of the cultural scene from the Menéndez gathered at the opening of Manolo Domínguez's exhibition, as is the case of the multifaceted Manuel del Águila Ortega, or the singer-songwriter and poet Francisco Urrutia or his father the journalist Diego Domínguez, who worked for many years in La Voz de Almería. The painter Carmen María Martínez, Francisco Clemente, Ana Asensio, Diego Márquez and the president of the Union of Consumers of Almería José Antonio Díaz Roda did not miss either. Images: Detail of a watercolor - Jose Antonio.Díaz Roda. / M.M - Paco Urrutia. / M.M "



María del Carmen Fernández de Capel Bathrooms Bachelor of Art History

Two artists, two styles There are moments in my busy life of teaching, where I can not escape from the contemplation of works of art, and this has been the reason for not overlooking two artists with different styles. One of them is Manuel Domínguez, a graduate in Fine Arts, a man of great vocation and love for drawing, who will be the constant and constant element throughout his artistic career along with color, thus configuring his pictorial language. It is not that Domínguez despises the photographic technical elements when doing his works. He forgets them intentionally, because he is fascinated by the great adventure of taking notes from nature. He brings it in his genes as in his learning. For Manuel, what is captured by his retina and not by 'the artificial lens', written in his catalog, is paramount to his work. He can not be denied that power of attraction together with his observation and the great ability to later translate it. But not all are technical and natural faculties, in Manuel Domínguez there is also a heart, which is ultimately where the artist resides. The results of this symbiosis of mind, technique and heart are far from all ephemeral effects and excessive or extravagant accents. His work is defined as serene and figurative. It works well in any theory or technique. In the landscapes, the painter presents a spring that does not seem to run out: flowers, branches, etc. All of them let us see surfaces of colorful hues, with the vaha of the natural effects of the world that it contemplates, without forgetting the meaning of what space. The most subjective note of the author, is expressed in the celajes of the most open landscapes that escape the everyday, transforming them by his look in more rosy tints. But where the artist becomes more classic as if he wanted to challenge the viewer, it is by presenting the interiors with a mixture of different elements, but all of them concurrent in a reality that overwhelms us when we contemplate it. In these representations is when the work of art is strengthened and enriched by the specific peculiarities of each of the components that are in them. It is here where the essence of the classic resides, by highlighting the individuality of each object in detail and volume, and at the same time remaining balanced and harmonious despite the heterogeneous composition. Manuel Domínguez has always been attracted by this way of doing 'so in the classical way'. As for the technique of the treatment in the brushstrokes, also, there is a clear distinction. In the landscapes they are more pasty, strong and choppy. For the interiors he plays with a flatter and softer modeling, but I always looking to value the drawing and the volume of the object. The other exhibition is that of the veteran professor Francisco González Romero, exhibited at the Art and Museum Center. González Romero has always been a figurative painter with periods in which the classical tendency prevailed, but always open to modernity, being able to observe this line when contemplating his retrospective work. In recent years he has been able to delve into his own searches and different studies, which accommodate a wide variety of isthmuses. The Oneiric world is present, substituting reality for the subconscious, the cubist geometry is also observed. and the imagination of surrealism. His figures have evolved from the classic layout of his principles, through the sculptural resounding Cezanne, to a great fullness as the entitled 'The Shepherd and his Flute', to give an example. Observing the exhibition it can be verified that the expressive accent of the same one, comes given by the great unfolding and games of colored planes. González Romero calls this show 'Five years of evolution', and that desire has been achieved by presenting his works according to his new thoughts, but without renouncing the teaching of the past. The tangible remains tangible but from a new conception. I want to finish my article with the words of my fellow art critic, José Luís Hidalgo: "The history of painting, like the history of my tree, has a life of its own, wise interior and different branches that open under the sky. .. " Two artists, two ways of painting, a life of their own, an inner sap that goes through the sensitivity of each one, giving its branches. They are not opponents, only different forms of the same tree that is Art. From here I want to send you my congratulations.


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COMARCAS The sources, one of the hallmarks of the municipality have been shaped by Manuel Domínguez Rocío Guillen Known and frequented by many people from all corners of the province of Almeria, the sources of Berja have witnessed the passage of time and accomplices of the summer visits. Located at the point of passage of the walker, reflect for many regulars to the exercise and for those who have passed over their pipes and continue to do so, a point of inflection and rest. Botijos, pitchers, and a host of containers have been filled with these glorious waters that, like qualities, exude freshness and clarity. Every corner of Berja is dotted with these fountains that have been seen from Arab poets to romantic travelers. There is no one who refuses to go through one of these sources that predominate in the municipal environment and not stop to take a drink to refresh their lips. Manuel Domínguez has painted on canvas and using different materials, six from the municipal sources, which are part of the collection 'Fuentes de Berja' published by the Voice of Almería and sponsored by the City of Berja. The promotion, valid only in the municipality, will have its first delivery on Sunday, the first day, with the folder and the first sheet of the Fuente del Oro, located in the neighborhood of Los Cerrillos. From the limes 15 to Friday 19 will be delivered delivery of the successive five sheets. A tour of some of the sources that make up Berja has tried to capture the painter's massacre to remember all the visitors. Domínguez has reproduced the six sources that are part of the collection directly in situ. The rest of the sources that have not been painted will try to paint them for successive collections. Rocío Guillen Image: Manuel Domínguez with his work


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«Interior corners are common in my painting», says Manuel Domínguez A. V. F. ALMERIA Manuel Domínguez (Almería, 1954) exhibits these days in the Exhibition Hall of Unicaja of Paseo de Almería number 11 a series of 31 paintings, oil paintings and watercolors of varied theme, which dominate the interiors, nature landscapes, portraits and still lifes . The author explains that among the paintings * that he has made this last year and that now shows the public in the aforementioned room, "there are many interior corners of antiquarian, which are very common reasons in me. specifically in the antiquarian 'Kaoba' ». It is a place where he likes to spend long moments. There he is inspired and fixes his attention in some place with charm, in some books stacked in a special way or in some object that brings him back to another moment of which he keeps good memories. "I've painted there many times," he says, adding that "I visit this place a lot throughout the year. Things that I see there I recompose them or I choose some that are already placed in a certain disposition and the portraits ». Beauty He likes to capture the beauty and what he considers worthy of mention on a canvas. He explains that "it does not matter to any other things, I like any object that has an interest and a beauty, but it is not that I choose the old because it is old, but because for me it already has something, it has history, it communicates He tells you, he speaks to you, and that is what I am looking for, because they contain something, that when he sees it, he provokes sensations, he brings back memories, etc. " The artist, who exhibits annually, points out some of the changes he has experienced since the last show he organized. «There is always a change and an evolution. Within my line I have a fairly constant trajectory, although logically the exercise makes you progress and gain agility and that influences in some way the final result, "he says, adding that" for me it is sacred to work directly from nature, because I think it's a good way for you to paint it that you're offering the viewer somehow communicating something true. " Transmission For him, it is of great importance that the message that the picture communicates is genuine. That is why he thinks that the best way to achieve this is to paint with a real model, whether it be a person, a landscape or an inert object, so that the work will carry with it the essence of the artist. He explains it by saying that "with this technique the transmission is direct, from the painter to the canvas and from the canvas to the spectator and there is no middle transit of any kind." Her artistic career is marked by successes, which began when she was still of school age. At age 12, his natural inclination to drawing led him to participate for the first time in a outdoors drawing and painting contest (May 1968) held in Almeria, and he won the first category A child prize, which considerably strengthened his artistic vocation He continues participating in contests and provincial contests that are called, and in 1968 he won a second prize at the XVII Provincial Exhibition of Education and Rest of Almeria, the first prize in the XI National Juvenile Art Competition of Almeria, in 1970 the second prize in the Juvenile Outdoor Painting Contest of the City of Almeria and a long etcetera until 2002. It was then that he received the most recent of his recognitions. with the fourth prize in the first Painting Contest 'Expoberja' al Aire Libre, awarded by the City Council of Berja and with which adds more than a dozen awards. FILE - Name: Manuel Domínguez (Almería, 1954). - Studies: Studied Baccalaureate in Almeria and graduated in 1978 at the School of Fine Arts of San Carlos in Valencia. -Exhibition: l the Unicaja exhibition room located on Paseo de Almena number 11. - Hours: From 19.30 to 21.30



The painter Manuel Domínguez presents the exhibition Antologia 'at the Cultural Center of Caja Granada, a retrospective of his work that recovers several engravings of the eighties Painter awakened Manuel Domínguez: «Each painting must speak a lot about the author, about his form to see and interpret » MIGUEL ÁNGEL BLANCO / PHOTOS: PIOUI SÁNCHEZ / ALMERÍA The challenge of the painter is his honesty before the canvas. It is the attitude that shapes the artist's reason. Hence, coherence. The rest can be an artifice, a surprising exercise of artifice regardless of brilliance. Every artistic exercise has a lot of hypnotism and, at the same time, mirage. The approach is valid when attending the personal itinerary of Manuel Domínguez, whom nobody can accuse of lack of coherence. Quite the opposite. Its honesty before the canvas does not offer doubts. The painter illuminates the visitor to his exhibition 'Anthological' in the Cultural Center of Caja Granada with an exalted vindication of painting of the natural one, that realizes from always. The exhibition presents a synthesis of a work that travels through the landscape, through the closest places, through the life of objects, which form one of its great critical plots, oil paintings and watercolors, portraits, drawings. And the engravings. The great novelty that marks the beginning of your personal itinerary. And it is the highlight of the exhibition. An isolated, peripheral gesture that surely serves to interpret the most intimate reasons of the painter who maintains his intimacy with rigor. And that now has revealed, in part, to the visitor. It is understood, then, that Manuel Domínguez, wrote: "I think that each painting, in some way, should speak a lot about the author, his way of seeing and interpreting the motive, both when drawing and applying the color and that, the more the artist puts himself in each work, the more honest the result will be. " Meeting The anthology of Manuel Domínguez was expected, to contemplate the reflection of the painter before a work that has been offered as a place of realistic reunion. It is in the privacy where the painter projects the best sensations. Proposed route, by the order of the sample in its place. Encounter with the world of the painter who undresses his restlessness. That is not little. To start 'Fuente Toro en Berja' (1999) that starts the space of oil paintings. A child puts his hand in the water, a daily gesture. From that simplicity looms the greatness of the reality contemplated by the painter. A small seascape is another great moment, although usually in the landscapes with horizon does not seem to be the best look of the painter. On the other hand, in 'Gaviotas en la playa' (2003), she reveals truth, a nature that insinuates virginity, a free time that fascinates. In the anthological work is the sense of time, sometimes a detained time that imposes its radical fetishism among the objects claimed, resurfaced for a marginalized reality that the painter praises: 'Zafero' (1985), 'Writer' (2004), 'Cash register machine' (2001). This discourse on the life of objects is also projected in the watercolors, 'Bandurria) (1984),' Mariquita Pérez ', to which it gives a humanized dimension because time has determined a vital intimacy. Portraits of a moment, 'Bodega el Patio' (1987), 'Cartera y plumier' (2004). The painter walks through the town, through the sense of a past world that survives. Search in that patina of the old the soul of survival and seek refuge for objects in an atmosphere of complicity, 'Trombone' (1998), 'Typewriter' (1996). Time is rehabilitated and resurfaced with the pride of those who manifest living in the midst of so much oblivion. Territories Surprising spirit of the material, 'In the door of the farmhouse' (1990), small territory, time stopped. Manuel Domínguez expresses a family essence that has become one of his references, Blanca en la pizarra '(1996),' El niño del tambor '(2000),' Berta en caballo de madera '(2003). The painter offers a sample of his portraitist creativity in 'Siobo', the cover of the exhibition, which also reveals an itinerary in circles. The drawings are part of the painter's strategy to unveil the path. It serves as a reference to the viewer. In the drawings there are situations and worlds that are contemplated in his paintings. And the engravings, the great secret, the most surprising thing about Manuel Domínguez. A world that has not translated into his painting. And they are the features of a critical, disturbing and brilliant world. ART. 'Viewer' ARTISTIC FILE - Painter Manuel Domínguez and Velázquez de Castro (Almería, 1954). - Exhibition: 'Anthological'. - Room: Caja Granada Cultural Center (Federico García Lorca Avenue, n ° 25, tf: 950-26 26 96, Almería). - Calendar: Until Friday, June 3. - Hours: Monday to Friday, afternoons, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 5), gr


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Thirty years of the painting of Manuel Domínguez from Almería

The painter takes a tour of his work that begins with the paintings he painted at the School of Fine Arts in Valencia MANUEL MORALES MORELL EDITOR The CajaGranada Cultural Hall hosts an anthological exhibition by Manuel Domínguez, in which the painter has compiled some of the most representative paintings of his work, with the intention of giving a global image of his pictorial career, for thirty years. Through fifty works Dominguez makes a tour of the work he has been doing in the last three decades, which starts with two large paintings that he painted when he was a student at the School of Fine Arts in Valencia in the seventies. Some of these have been the cover of catalogs of the different exhibitions, such as figures, portraits, interiors, compositions and landscapes of figurative style, treated with the technique of watercolor and oil. He has also added some drawings and prints to the exhibition. Dominguez is used to painting the reality that surrounds him, that is to say he paints live or recreates corners or scenes that he then captures in his works, most of them have as a common denominator the longing and transmit tradition and antiquity and have a large drawing base which is something essential in the work of the painter. By observing them carefully you can perceive peace and tranquility, which transmit the tonalities and lights. On a tour of the exhibition you can see some portraits of well-known personalities, such as Bartolomé Marín or Manuel del Águila, as well as endearing family prints in which his daughter Blanca and others appear with the rest of the family. Corners in which he develops his daily life also appear in his work as some Tabernas vines, in watercolor with a great vividness and luminosity. The old El Patio winery located on Calle Real is also recreated in the exhibition, as well as an old desk of the vanished "Yugo", in which there is no lack of the old Olivetti typewriter. The inauguration of the exhibition was very well attended with the attendance of about two hundred people, among whom were: the person in charge of the Cultural Work of CajaGranada, Francisco Ortega, as well as the president of the Mercantile Circle Francisco Balcázar, Manuel del Águila, the painters Carmen Pinteño, Diego Domínguez and Dionisio Godoy, the notary of El Ejido Alfonso Rodríguez, Diego Márquez, Manuel Tortosa, Dr. Miguel Ángel Aguilar Trujillo, Manuel Tortosa, Francisco Segura and Juan Pedro del Águila de Unicaja . Images: - Manuel Domínguez, Diego Domínguez, Carmen Martínez and Diego Márquez at the opening. / Mam * Morales - One of the watercolors that euponen - The painter together with the work dedicated to Siobo


People in Almería Coordinates Manuel Morales Natural paint Manuel Domínguez painting The Cloister of the Cathedral. In this photograph we have captured the Almerian painter, Manuel Domínguez, trestle in hand painting in the cloister of the Cathedral to the natural. Every time they are less the artists who paint in this way and Domínguez continues doing it, reason why it is frequent to find it with his brushes and the easel in any corner of the city or the province


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The exhibition that this year 2005 presented in Unicaja, is composed as usual in me, by corners, objects, landscapes and figures treated with the technique of watercolor or oil. I want to emphasize that all the works shown here are made live, compared to the natural one. As I usually say: Nothing I would like more than when you look at one of my paintings the viewer knows that I was there, painting, but never locked in a dark room tracing the drawing with the help of photo enlargers. The current technology puts in the hands of the painter devices with which you can get to achieve results of an amazing perfection in the drawing, (slide projector and others) but this prevents the author from manifesting in his paintings as he is, with his experience and level, which in the end is what I think the art lover expects. I am of the opinion that the final result is not the only thing that counts and that when it comes to judging a realistic style picture, a series of questions should be asked: How was it made? - Is it created directly from nature? Are you copied from a photograph? Or has the drawing been previously projected (traced) and then comfortably colored with the photo ?; undoubtedly these three methods are very different and, of course, I give the last one a low rating, for a lot of effect and production that is obtained. If this is not considered, the market will have won the battle to art. Since I was a child I have spent long periods contemplating the works of some masters, amazed by the realism and perfection that they reached, as well as the reasons they were able to face. Now to discover that in many of these cases the methods used to solve the drawing were not exempt from trick, my disenchantment has been enormous, confirming my attitude as always: "paint from nature". I recommend the following book that talks in depth about the tricks used by painters: "The secret knowledge", whose author is David Hockney. The exhibition of Manuel Domínguez, in Unicaja, number 11 of! Paseo de Almería can be visited from June 1 to 15, from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. The inauguration will take place this afternoon from 19.30.



Manuel Domínguez, one of the best watercolourists that has Almeria at the moment, had a great challenge yesterday. And it is that he inaugurated an exhibition of painting and sculpture in the Unicaja exhibition hall (Paseo de Almería, 11), almost at the same time that his football match played the Spanish national team in the World Cup. This new sample of this genius of drawing is composed of thirty works treated with different artistic techniques. They are portraits, interiors, figures and landscapes, especially corners of the Poniente Almeria, located in Berja, Dalias and Celín among others. The exhibition, which opened yesterday at seven thirty in the afternoon, will remain open until June 30 from 19.30 to 21.30 except Saturdays and holidays. The light and color of Almería are present in many of the creator's paintings Manuel Domínguez, painter born in Almeria and licensed in Fine Altes in San Carlos de Valencia, presents on this page a large sample of his work made with different techniques: watercolor, oil, drawing, engraving and sculpture applied to a varied theme as landscape , interior, compositions and portrait, with the particularity of being made directly from nature. The Almeria motif is present in many of his paintings, where the painter, with a defined figurative style, represents the light and color of these lands of Andalusia. He has made numerous exhibitions in different galleries and art houses in capitals such as Madrid. Mallorca, Granada, Valencia. Bilbao and towns such as Mundaka, Vera, El Ejido, Roquetas de Mar, Zurgena, Almuñécar, Vélez Málaga, Macael. It was selected for the exhibition: Contemporary Spanish Artists held at the Vianden Castle in Luxembourg, and has won prizes in numerous competitions Painting at national and local level. He currently resides in Almería with his also watercolorist Carmen María Martínez. His works can be seen permanently exhibited in his own Classical Art Exhibition Hall or in the studio of the painter.



The essence of "interpreted" realism The Unicaja Room hosts an exhibition by Manuel Domínguez until June 30 The exhibition consists of a total of 40 works including paintings, engravings and sculptures BORJA BARREIRA -ALMERÍA Artists usually have certain thematic preferences when it comes to making their work. There are aspects of life, social problems, or certain landscapes that call with special emphasis the attention of the one who portrays them, who writes about them, or who sings to them. However, for the painter Manuel Domínguez who exhibits in the Unicaja Room until June 30th, whatever he likes is worthy of being painted. The artist says that "painting is a way of squeezing everything that pleases me. For me painting a thing is like touching it ». Manuel Domínguez considers that «anything is valid to be painted whenever it motivates me and has a pleasant color; although of course I try to emphasize what catches my attention ». The landscapes of Poniente have special relevance in this exhibition. The painter has discovered the beauty of the streets of Dalí-as, Berja or Celín. Places that I already knew, but in which now "it has deepened, and they have really surprised me, both because of how beautiful they are and how proud their inhabitants are of them". But Manuel Domínguez does not focus exclusively on the strength that landscapes and people of Almería can transmit, but also looks for life in machines, in furniture, in simple obje simple register machine can evoke the artistic vein of this painter, who also He has entered into other artistic specialties. He likes antiques, machines that "deserve to be honored, immortalized." Multifaceted In his exhibition there is space for paintings, engravings and sculptures. There are landscapes, still lifes, figures. It is realistic, but he likes to "interpret reality, I do not try to make an exact copy of it". This is precisely the only similarity he finds between his paintings and his sculptures. He advocates "realism, without pretending that it is excessive, without playing down the brushstroke in the painting, or the stroke in the sculpture." To reflect as faithfully as possible the reality that is constantly approaching, the Almeria artist paints the natural. He does not do it out of vanity, he does not seek to differentiate himself from the rest, he knows that his "paintings are paintings, nothing more". But he enjoys when he paints naturally. "I feel free," says Manuel Domínguez, "I like to overcome difficulties, to see that everything fits in little by little, and also compared to a photograph, the landscape is much wider". Interpreting is a fundamental word for this artist; It is his way of painting. That is why he flees from «the interpretation that a photograph has made of reality; the natural is more direct and flexible. The search for new points of view B. B. B. ALMERIA Manuel Domínguez claims to enjoy painting. It is his trade and his hobby. And part of the creative process is the search for new themes, new reasons. Ensures that each of his paintings has "personality, I try to avoid repetition, seek new things." He likes, for example, the marine ones. However, he tries "not to repeat himself, to seek new points of view in each of my works". Within this search are framed their continuous trips through the province, in order to discover beautiful unknown places. As a child, his first work of art was a "piece of carved wood" It is not a matter of merit, I just do not want to fall into comfort ». Manuel Domínguez makes clear his "respect for any method"; although he demonstrates an absolute conviction when he talks about his struggle with the painting, the landscape and his way of interpreting it. Sculptures As a child, his first work of art was a "piece of carved wood." Manuel Domínguez, however, has focused on painting, first with oil and then with watercolor, a technique to which he has paid great attention throughout his career, and through which he has carried out some of his works. most outstanding works. But for this exhibition he has retaken his passion for sculpture, "which had been a little abandoned." His artistic training, in fact, is completed in the School of Arts and Crafts, after having finished Fine Arts. Manuel Domínguez, in short, continues to surprise with each of his exhibitions. He will continue to do so - with total security - in the month of August at the Castillo de Santa Ana, in Roquetas de Mar, in one of the next exhibitions planned by this versatile artist. He continues painting, and also sculpting, because he considers that "it is a way of life, since he was small. I can not imagine without a box of paint, without having something in mind to take to the canvas, or to the clay. For me painting is to enjoy, p



Manuel Domínguez, singular artist belonging to the saga of Almerian painters of his name, presents for the first time his works in the capital of Spain- Just in the Art Gallery "Zuccaro" after having fully consecrated his signature as a watercolorist in Andalusia and in the Spanish Levante. It is surprising the current Spanish flowering of great watercolor painters. Those nineteenth-century painters who used the procedure of aguada painting as simple "divertimento", or to make sketches of those works that they would have to make in oil, would be surprised that, the light and millennial pictorial genre of the legendary China, it would come to be transformed in Spain - by the work and grace of many singular artists -, in a pictorial procedure of greater tone, capable of competing with the oleist creations. The clean, luminous and very simple watercolors of Manuel Domínguez has nothing to do with the aquariums achieved by strong impressionist touches of Catalan stock, which he categorized in his day, forming a school, the teacher Ceferino Olivé, and they do not even swim in common- except in what refers to quality - with the rigorous aquarianism, and surprising in its aqueous dilutions, of the matriqua watercolorists. Julio Quesada and Rafael Requena. His is within that simple hyperrealist line of the Logroño artist, Infante. An aquarium without blemish and many carats, because in addition to making the most of the whiteness of the paper, it has a plethoric substractum of poetic accents. ANTONIO COBOS- Art Critic. Dean of A.E.C.A- (Spanish Association of Art Critics)


January 19, 2006 ART AND LIFE Of those who stayed. Manuel Domínguez (Antonia Bocero / writer)

The painter that we bring to these pages today is the son of Diego Domínguez, an exceptional artist who had to dedicate himself - father of eight children - to journalism. Fortunately he always painted and not all his works were sold, so we can see them in his studio. Today he continues to create, and from time to time he presents his work in a gallery in the city, for the enjoyment of those who like his painting. As an art writer he has left numerous articles. He is aware of how many cultural vicissitudes have occurred in his land. Do not miss the exhibitions at the Art Center Museum of Almeria: there we greet each other frequently. He is a wise man but, above all, I am interested in his humanity. When the group is created Indaliano is about to perform the Military Service, so it could not participate in its creation; Yes, he has written a lot about the painters of the group. Always generous, he has not hesitated to support all his companions in his chronicles. In childhood he met Ginés Parra, and this one - as Dionisio Godoy has written - observed his qualities for the portrait and posed for him. From here my greetings to the painter and the person. Character His son, Manuel Domínguez, was born in Almería, and after graduating in Fine Arts in San Carlos de Valencia, in 1978, he decided to develop his career from his homeland. His career today is broad, both in prizes and exhibitions. With 14 years old he is second prize in the "XVII Exhibition of Education and Rest" of Almería. That same year he received the First Prize in the "XI National Juvenile Competition of Almeria", and in 1982, he was awarded the First Provincial Prize of the "VI National Young Painting Contest in Almeria". In 1998, the Casa de Almería in Barcelona awarded the deserved prize to the Plastic Arts and Architecture "Jesus of Perceval". His first collective exhibition of importance is held at the Cultural Casino, today a delegation of the Government of the Board, and was titled "Five young painters", and the first individual was in 81, in the Harvy Gallery (Almería). This room remained open for 40 years and closed in 2000; It was located on Méndez Núñez street and was the first private art gallery opened in the capital. It was inaugurated with an exhibition by Gómez Abad, and most of the Almerian artists passed through it; among them his father Diego Domínguez, and his brother Diego Domínguez Velázquez de Castro - who is remembered as a great promise -, died in 82 at the age of 28 years. Returning to Manuel, it is necessary to emphasize his last exhibition, an anthological one with works of the years 1977 to 2004, realized in the prestigious Room of Box GRANADA (Almeria), in May of this year. The works presented have been about 50, including watercolors, oil paintings, drawings and engravings. Manuel Domínguez is a figurative painter who draws like few others. Always working from nature, surprising for its technical ability. In this Anthology we have seen that, if you wish, you can set aside your facility for realism, and surprise us with other vibrations; This can be seen in the engravings, where the importance of the ocher and its ranges, in nothing resembles the use of the color with which today works its oil paintings, where it approaches Fauvism. Due to its charge of humanity, the title "Emigrante" stands out from these engravings; in the so-called "Landscape", a dream work, it presents us with a series of deformed heads that are born or crawl through the field; It is from 1980, and it is disturbing. As for the watercolors, the one titled "Trombone" (1998) seems to us a show of mastery. One of the most commented oils, both by the public and by local artists, is "Siobo", from the year 88. The oil "White on the blackboard", and the drawing "White painting", have a lot of classic concept, from elegance to Renoir. And in the drawing "White Sleeping", he reminds us that art is subtlety, poetry. Antoia Bocero



Painting, in Manuel Domínguez, is synonymous with dexterity as well as an effort to extract the "different" from the "everyday". His works, endowed with a great warmth, show scenes and habitual places, that once passed through the sieve of the artist, acquire a striking singularity. From his landscapes to his still lifes, (still lifes endowed with life, in which the artist brings a peculiar sense of the aesthetic), Dominguez's work is curdled by that imprint, which he obtains by painting directly from nature, both in oil and watercolor. Heir of great masters, his work is personal insofar as the point of view of the artist is unique and non-transferable. A point of view that distinguishes it and that seeks, without rest, the other look of the viewer that meets the work of art without looking for it. The one that awakens by shedding a sleepy curiosity. A worthy and praiseworthy road, since the work of art that is thus shown is the only true one. Luis Vera


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Closing in Unicaja of El Ejido Painter in the natural Manuel Domínguez belongs to a saga of painters of several generations and likes to paint nature Manuel Domínguez who is currently exhibiting in the Unicaja room in El Ejido, was born in Almería on December 5, 1954. Descendant of a family of painters is the son of the painter Diego Domínguez, brother of the painter Diego Domínguez Velázquez de Castro and also grandson of a painter on behalf of Manuel Velázquez de Castro, who, in addition to being a painter, was a pharmacist of the Zurmer village of Almería. The list does not end here because there are several cousins and nephews who complete the saga of painters. His first studies took place at the San José School, which was located on Calle de la Reina in the same building where he was born and spent his childhood until he was 10 years old. He studied baccalaureate at the institute and then went to Valencia to study Fine Arts, successfully completing the specialty of painting in 1972. Since then, Manuel will dedicate himself exclusively to art, treating most of his procedures such as oil, watercolor, even engraving, a technique he learned and put into practice at the School of Arts and Crafts in Almería, being a disciple of the engraver José García Lomas. The sculpture is another of his specialties in which it is worth mentioning his interest in portraiture, modeling in clay to make busts, later they are cast in bronze. In this stage of the School of Arts he meets his wife Carmen María Martínez, also a painter, with whom he shares his passion for outdoor painting, working tirelessly and with an attentive look at any motive that, in his opinion, deserves to be taken to the canvas. He obtains numerous awards in competitions of national and local character. In 1994 he was selected for a sample of contemporary Spanish painting at the Vianden Castle in Luxembourg. Performs individual exhibitions periodically in Almeria and in capitals such as Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao, Mallorca, Granada ... and towns such as El Ejido, Mundaka, Zurgena, Almuñecar ... etc. In 1986 he made a collection of drawings of Almeria motif that was published by the Voice of Almeria, as was the collection of 25 lithographs: "Rincones de Almería a la acuarela". Other collections were "Las Fuentes de Berja", "Laminas de Roquetas de Mar" and "Laminas de El Ejido", made with the technique of the nib. EDITORIAL Manuel Morares Morell


Paco Urrutia is a writer THE WORLD, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2007 ALMERIA

Appointments with CULTURE THE ALMERIEN PAINTER opens a new room on Granada Street, with a renewed collection of his oil paintings and watercolors The Classic Art Gallery of Manuel Domínguez is born PACO URRUTIA. ALMERIA - Without previous publicity, without fuss or reception catering, almost on tiptoe, last Thursday, a new pictorial gallery was opened to the public located in the street of Granada number 80 under the name of Classic Art Gallery. Its representative, the Almerian painter Manuel Domínguez, attended with his characteristic affability to those who, informed of the event, were arriving at the new art room. This inaugural exhibition of the room offers an unprecedented and renewed version in the visual arts of Manuel Domínguez, in which he incorporates into his painting greater luminous expression through a more clear chromaticism in poetic harmony with motif and form. His figurative style recalls, in some details, the energetic and his manager traced neo-impressionism. It is perhaps because of this and his renowned prestige as a painter of diverse subjects and disciplines, among which portrait and sculpture must be highlighted, that each new exhibition awakens an attractive and widespread interest. On this occasion, the exhibition is made up of a series of medium, small and miniaturized paintings, alternating between oil and watercolor. The work as a whole expresses the unmistakable artistic and creative character of its master craftsman. The artist commented that this establishment for exhibitions is born permanently, during business hours, with periodic changes of works and artists of different styles and disciplines. To facilitate the acquisition of any of the works exhibited in the room, Manuel Domínguez has created his own art bag, or what is the same; the way to acquire the work of an artist in installments.


Report for Ideal de Almería - December 25, 2007

The painter Manuel Domínguez opens the exhibition hall 'Classic Art'.

It has been inaugurated with works of small format made by this creator It stands out for its natural technique, «it allows me to continue enjoying the painting» Antonio Verdegay Almería Painting is a widespread hobby in society. Creating a work of art is a much more complex task. But painting the natural, that is, looking for a place, the ideal light, sitting in front of the canvas and, in the middle of a street or beach, not stopping until finishing the canvas, is a task that only a few do today. Manuel Domínguez is one of them. «It is my hallmark, and the way I have to continue enjoying the painting, so as not to lose the essence of this art. Alone the environment and me. I think that natural painting is more direct and makes the picture more human ». Now he has taken a step forward with the opening of an exhibition hall on Calle Granada, 80, called 'Classic Art'. «It will allow me to live with greater intensity the world of art and share with the rest of my colleagues and amateurs». The premiere, of course, has been with works of his harvest. More specifically, with an exhibition of small format painting, ideal for these dates. As mentioned in the invitation, «this Christmas gives art». Manuel Domínguez explains that «it is a new work, which I have done mainly in watercolor, although you can also find some oil paintings». Marinas, still lifes and some corners of Almería and province can be seen, and bought, in this exhibition that will be open until the end of the Christmas season, with the arrival of the Three Wise Men. In the 28 paintings you can see his polished technique to water, to which he has dedicated so many years of practice and experience. Always figurative. Isleta del Moro, Cortijo de Viator, fishing boats of El Alquián, etc. Corners where Manuel Domínguez has remained for hours, to create these canvases of great plastic beauty. "I've always liked drawing and I painted it when I was 12 years old. And I have not stopped until now, that I am 53. A profession that is my life, and of which I am a lucky one because I can live on it ». His work formula is always the same. Walk in search of this corner with mystery or flavor, and once found, is fixed in the ideal light. Once framed in his mind, Manuel Domínguez arrives with his 'gear' and paints the natural, and, if there are no problems with the change of lighting, you can stay in the same place for hours until finishing the work. In a beach or a remote corner there are no problems, but in the middle of the city ?. «People stand, ask and observe. At first I was intimidated, but I'm used to it. I continue with my creation and they contemplate the process if they feel like it ». The exhibition has started with its own canvases, but the idea is to open it to other artists, "always with the premise of quality ahead." Likewise, it makes clear that "although the name of the gallery is Classic Art, we do not close ourselves to other tendencies. The gallery should evolve and follow its path, always from the prism of work with plastic beauty. Manuel Domínguez is also a specialist in portraiture, the only field where the work is not natural. «I prefer to do the work in front of the person, to the natural, but if you do not have time, you get nervous, or you want a portrait of an ancestor, because I make the picture based on a photograph. What I do not agree with is the projector, although I respect that everyone works as they wish ». A man who lives for art and now opens a new exhibition hall.


   to live Christmas 57. THE VOICE OF ALMERIA. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 22, 2007.

      The work of Manuel Domínguez inaugurates a new gallery MANUEL MORALES TEXT AND PHOTOS The Manuel Emínguez painter Manuel Domínguez has just inaugurated the new Classical Art Room in Calle Granada n "80 in the city, which is run by his wife, the painter Carmen Martínez, and does so with an exhibition of his own works. The sample is composed of works of small and medium format with the techniques of watercolor and oil, with a wide variety of themes, highlighting its soft and chromatic colors. The painter presents works of marinas, varied landscapes, still lifes or compositions with a nuance and flavor of old, which always paints to the natural, either going out into the country or making his own compositions in the studio. the sample can be visited until next January 10, during business hours, from 10 am to 1.30 pm, in the morning. and from 6 to 8:30 in the morning. This gallery aims to enrich the cultural offer of the city and above all to offer a new space to the city and the painters to show their works, as well as to permanently host the works of Domínguez and Carmen Martínez. Manuel Domínguez, is a painter born in Almeria and graduated in Fine Arts in San Carlos de Valencia, who deals in his work different techniques such as watercolors in which he develops with great ease, oil, drawing, engraving and sculpture in the casting technique in bronze and tackles a varied theme such as landscape, interior, composition and portrait, with the particularity of being made directly to the natural and with a defined figurative style. • He has made several collections of plates that have been published by the Voice of Almeria, from El Ejido, and Roquetas de Mar to pen, to the Fuentes de Berja, or corners of Almería in watercolor He has carried out numerous exhibitions in different galleries and art rooms in capitals like Madrid or Granada


Cover of the Diario LANZA of Ciudad Real- Inauguration of the Business Park "Vicente Buendía" in Puertollano whose photo shows the widow of D. Vicente, founder of the Park, discovering the bronze bust made in his honor by the painter and sculptor Manuel Domínguez that was also present, Mr. Triviño, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ciudad Real, next to this the president of Castilla la Mancha Mr. Barreda.


   Cover of the newspaper EL DÍA, of Ciudad Real- Inauguration of the Business Park "Vicente Buendía" in Puertollano whose photo shows the widow of D. Vicente, founder of the Park, discovering the bust in bronze made in his honor by the painter and sculptor Manuel Domínguez who was also present, Mr. Triviño, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ciudad Real, next to this the president of Castilla la Mancha Mr. Barreda.


  Local newspaper of Ciudad Real- LA TRIBUNA -26 February 2009 INAUGURATION OF THE BUSINESS PARK "VICENTE BUENDÍA" IN PUERTOLLANO "Buendía makes his dream come true" The central image shows the moment in which the bronze bust was discovered in honor of D. Vicente Buendía, founder of the business park in Puertollano that bears his name. The widow of D.Vicente in the company of Mr. Barreda, president of Castilla la Mancha, Mr. Triviño, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ciudad Real and the sculptor Manuel Domínguez producer of the bust

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