My name is Domnoval. I got caught stealing paper from the art supply room of my elementary school when I was in 4th grade. I can’t remember if I got in trouble, but I can still feel the texture and the weight of that heavy bleach white cardstock. The great paper heist of ‘95 took place in Rochester, MN where I was born and raised. I currently live and work in Minneapolis, MN Provincetown, MA, and Fort Lauderdale, FL.
While pursuing my B.S. in Psychology at the University of Minnesota I always found solace in art classes. The creativity was an extremely beneficial balance and the structure of the class forced me to look at a piece in its entirety, from start to finish, and submission and judgment. In hindsight, it’s interesting to think how impossible it was for me to imagine myself as a professional artist, let alone entertain the idea. After graduating I held many positions that coworkers considered careers, as did I for the first six months. Consistently and almost inevitably boredom set in paving the way for the same panic-inducing foresight of a future, rife with self-lobotomizing mundanity. And then there was paint.
There is one thing all the art I dabbled in as a kid and all the art classes I took throughout the years had in common, they weren’t painted. I never wanted to try painting because I perceived it to be so unruly and uncontrollable. If I couldn’t control it then how could I be immediately good at it? And, if I am not immediately good at it, why try? Thankfully I did, and I was correct. Paint is unruly and I was not immediately good at it, but I stuck with it.
I mark the start of my professional art career the day I flew back from Puerto Vallarta Mexico after completing my first commissioned piece. not only was that the first substantial income from art but the first time I could call myself an artist without feeling like a complete fraud. the piece was a five-by-three acrylic and sprayed paint on canvas abstract interpretation of the vibe or feeling of Puerto Vallarta. My foundation is Abstract and contemporary with acrylic and spray paint. But, as a friend once exclaimed, “your creativity doesn’t care, you’re like a medium agnostic.” TLDR, I like cool shit I try and make cool shit.
mixed media on canvass
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Title Country Landscape
Tell us more about your work:
My art is an ever-changing expression of the connection between me and the unknown awesome force that goes by many names.
What is something you had to put off because of the pandemic that you have recently done or is on your list to do soon?
I am extremely fortunate as the pandemic did not inhibit my creativity it allowed me to focus and flourish.
What does your art future hold for you?
It’s hard to say exactly what my art future holds but I can say I am extremely optimistic, there’s something that feels right about the creative path I am currently on.
How do you keep motivated?
Art is the first thing I have not had to find the motivation to do. If anything I find it harder to stop than to start.
With each new piece, I get closer and closer to it. I don’t know exactly what it is but I know that trying is the point.
Name a famous artist that inspires you and one not yet famous artist you would like the readers to know about.
Not yet famous
Is there a current or upcoming show or exhibit you want to let people know about?
I’m excited about the Pancakes and booze exhibit at the end of September in Minneapolis and I look forward to future shows and/or exhibits in South Florida. Shoutout to Pride Corner Gallery in Wilton Manors.
What inspires you to be an artist and what inspiration can you pass on to others?
The opportunity to see with new eyes the challenges of our own lives and to transform our world…or at least make fun of it.
Failure is success in progress
How are you giving back to your community?
Currently working on an underground artistic collaboration street art mission to get people to think twice about littering. I can’t say too much more about it more information to come
Let’s end with a fun fact about you.
I converse with trees and can hear what dogs think.
Anything else you would like to include?
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Cmon shake that body
Preferred Email Address: [email protected]
Website – www.Domnoval.com
Title Sad Robot V.2
Mixed Media on Canvass