It’s that time again and we’ve come almost to the end of summer. This is sad, but hopefully we’ll still have some warm weather to look forward to and some relaxing long days in the garden.
If you’re still working and you’ve not been able to go away, perhaps you’ve just made the most of the good weather we’ve had off and on throughout the summer months. However, you may appreciate the changing of the seasons and you’re looking forward to what autumn brings.
But don’t let the end of summer get you down, there’s still so much to look forward to. There’s a Mexican sculpture exhibition in Canary Wharf with the most talented Mexican artists displaying their work towards the end of August.
Travel and luggage
We’ve also written a post on Victorian storage, it’s always a fascinating topic because of all those beautifully designed trunks and chests that still have so much use and are so well made. They make an attractive centre piece in the living area or at the end of the bed as an impromptu ottoman for sheets and blankets. There are so many different designs too, so do take a look on www.antiques.co.uk as you’re bound to find one you like.
Why not carry out a late spring clean before autumn arrives?
If you’re preparing yourself and the house for the arrival of autumn, then now is the perfect time to go through the spare room, or the attic, and search for some collectible items. They could be things you’ve been thinking about throwing out for some time, but instead of throwing them on a skip, why not have them valued? Then you could have them placed on our site on www.antiques.co.uk, there’s bound to be someone out there who may be putting a collection of their own together - and you may have just the item they’re looking for.
Contemporary Mexican Sculpture - The vision of four artists
A very special exhibition at Canary Wharf is taking place now, celebrating contemporary Mexican sculpture. The focus will be on four artists, which include Yvonne Domenge, Paloma Torres, Rivelino and Jorge Yazpik.
It is part of this year’s celebration of Mexico UK Year of the Arts. This is to celebrate Mexican culture, arts, business and innovation, and to celebrate the relationship between both countries.
This will naturally be a fascinating insight into such great artists, and sadly, there isn’t enough room here to discuss all four artists, however, we will be taking a look at one of them that is Yvonne Domenge.
Domenge was born in 1946 and studied plastic arts at Mexico City, Washington and Montreal in Canada. She’s became proficient in all aspects of sculpting, painting, wood carving and enamelling.
Domenge also went on to study human development at the Ibero American University in Mexico City which has helped to inform her work. She taught both children and adults on art, drawing and sculpture, but for her own work, sculpture has been her main focus.
Domenge has had her work exhibited in a breath taking 40 exhibitions with over 150 collective shows in many different countries as well as her own. . Her sculptures are featured in several museums as well as all over the world, and she has received many distinctions and awards, deservedly so, for her work.
And her work is indeed beautiful. The perfect ribbons of spherical colour, in crimson and vivid blues, to smaller shapes of vulnerable delicacy with gold and charcoal. Domenge clearly deserves the accolades for her work. Below are some reviews of her sculptures.
Open propositions in Yvonne Domenge's Sculpture (fragment) Bertha Taracena - Writer, 1999 “Domenge is one of the artists who calls the spectator for a physic and mental action. Her recent pieces, together compose a perfect route that place the spectator the nearest possible, to the fundamental plastic elements – Light, colour and movement – and they, also, lead us to an action into a space or into special situations and ethics that enrich their surroundings.
To study in depth the effects of the superposition and transparency, initiated in the eighties decade, Yvonne Domenge obtains outstanding examples of ambiguous perceptive, combining, in her sculptures, surfaces of colourful structures and of “optic movement”, this one created with lines and geometrical borders plenty and emptiness.”
Yvonne Domenge's Sculpture Eduardo A. Chavez Silva - Art Critic, Winter 2002 “In the bowls, the sculpture transports us to unreal, silent, intimates and impassable universes. These great containers of a dense liquid with obsidian reflexing capacities and their black and golden walls are capable of becoming full universes where the spectator plays with his own cosmic privacy.
She's an artist who inspires herself on fine arts or classical expressions for the antiquity to our days, on popular arts and handcrafts. She also, makes psychological and technological researches, exploring several branches of natural and human sciences. She is interested in industrial design, physics and astronomy as well.”
If you feel this is enough to whet your appetite then you’ll find that there’s plenty more with the remaining four artists at the exhibition at Canary Wharf from the 24th August to 11th September 2015.