Recent Work

Viola Dominello

12 - 30 October

Attention to the shifting and shimmering movement of Australian light creates works of lyrical abstraction and colour in VIOLA DOMINELLO’s recent paintings. Through painterly gesture DOMINELLO’s practice is imbued with a sensitivity that reveals moments of transient beauty in the landscape and through its intricacies.

DOMINELLO responds to the felt experience. Working en plein air, her practice is inspired by the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich, who outlines, "The artist should not only paint what he sees before him, but also what he sees within him. If, however, he sees nothing within him, then he should also omit to paint then what he sees before him". For DOMINELLO it is this first encounter through en plein air practice that is later recreated in the studio, resulting in highly perceptive emotive works. Her paintings are alive with colour and movement that goes beyond the purely representational. VIOLA DOMINELLO creates works of quiet yet vibrant wonder. Finding inspiration near her home around the Hawkesbury and the hinterlands, a warmth and familiarity exudes from the landscapes. Working en plein air her first impressions jot down the essential features of the landscape, capturing an instant of changing light and tone. This sense of immediacy speaks of an intuitive artistry that captures the feeling and mood of a place.

With vigor DOMINELLO cuts into the paint, moving and scraping it over the canvas to create texture and movement. Her en plein air landscapes are atmospheric in mood and tonality, layered with marks to evoke landscapes and object of observation that are alive with movement and energy. DOMINELLO deftly captures the flux and illumination of light. Her palette exudes the heat of the changing Australian light. At the same time the artist hones in on the minutiae of what the land has to offer; craggy rock faces, the multitude of colours in peeling tree barks, the glimmer of light on water, fleeting encounters with small wildlife, and bursts of colour and texture found through small blossoms and blooms.

 



Dominello - Brooklyn 2021
Viola Dominello
Brooklyn
oil on canvas
102 x 76 cm

$3,500
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Dominello - Ridge Line, Berowra Valley
Viola Dominello
Ridge Line, Berowra Valley
oil on board
60 x 60 cm

$2,600
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Dominello - Banksia III 2021
Viola Dominello
Banksia III
oil on board
59 x 15 cm

$1,200
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Dominello - Mangroves Marramarra
Viola Dominello
Mangroves, Marramarra
oil on canvas
40 x 51 cm

$2,200
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Dominello - Rolling Hills II 2021
Viola Dominello
Rolling Hills II
oil on canvas
45 x 45 cm

$2,200
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Dominello - Brooklyn Reflections 2021
Viola Dominello
Brooklyn reflections
oil on board
40 x 40 cm

$2,200
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Dominello - Bush Flora 2021
Viola Dominello
Bush Flora
oil on canvas
40 x 40 cm
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Dominello - Early Morning Berowra WatersI 2021
Viola Dominello
Early Morning Berowra Waters I
oil on board
40 x 40 cm

$2,200
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Dominello - Rocky Outcrops 2021
Viola Dominello
Rocky Outcrops, Berowra Waters
oil on board
40 x 40 cm

$2,200
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Dominello - Rocky Slopes 2021
Viola Dominello
Rocky Slopes
oil on board
40 x 40 cm

$2,200
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Dominello - Scribbly Gum 2021
Viola Dominello
Scribbly Gum
oil on board
40 x 40 cm

$2,200
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Dominello - Ridge Line, Berowra Valley National Park 2021
Viola Dominello
Ridge Line, Berowra Valley National Park
oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm

$2,000
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Viola Dominello
Stoney ridge
oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm

$2,000
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Dominello - The Clearing 2021
Viola Dominello
The Clearing
oil on board
30 x 40 cm

$2,000
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Dominello - Banksia II 2021
Viola Dominello
Banksia II
oil on canvas
30 x 30 cm

$1,800
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Dominello - Eucalyptus in bloom
Viola Dominello
Eucalyptus in bloom
oil on board
30 x 30 cm

$1,800
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Dominello - Blue Mountains 2021
Viola Dominello
Blue Mountains
oil on canvas
25 x 30 cm

$1,200
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Dominello - Banksia 2021
Viola Dominello
Banksia
oil on canvas
25 x 25 cm

$1,100
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