By Karla Dominguez | Special to The PREVIEW
Bryan Dominguez, a local of Pagosa Springs, is currently showing his work at The Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris, France.
The exhibition, entitled “Le Grand Numéro de Chanel,” is a retrospective honoring the history of Chanel No. 5 and the artists who have been inspired by the perfume, including Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali to name a couple.
Forbes described the show as, “a sophisticated yet whimsical interactive museum, showcasing Chanel’s famous fragrance portfolio through a range of mediums, including cabaret, live music, art installations, fashion displays from the archives and virtual reality immersions.”
The artist’s work was chosen by Chanel from his “No. 5” series of paintings which has been shown at The Westwood Gallery NYC, as well as shows in Hong Kong and Tokyo. Ultimately, a number of the pieces were purchased by Chanel and the painting “Chanel No. 5” is on view through January.
Dominguez is primarily a self-taught artist with the exception of the motivating and inspiring art classes taught by Charla Ellis while at Pagosa Springs High School. He now lives in Arizona, where he focuses his time on new techniques in oil painting, printing and rotoscope video art for upcoming series.