New York - Scantily clad beach babes, kids playing in the sand, set against a bright blue background of endless skies and deep aquatic waves- will leave you asking is it summer yet? These beach scenes are what Kasia Domanska’s series of hyper-photo-realistic oil paintings depict in Endless Summer, and will leave you wishing you were sunning at a beach in the Hamptons.
The paintings of Endless Summer capture light-hearted scenes of people enjoying a sunny day at the beach. Domanska’s inspiration is “A summer’s day, a beach where we can daydream freely, where we look at the sky and we notice more than we do in everyday life. Everything seems easy, light and pleasant”.
Domanska’s ability to paint such incredible detail rendered in fairytale-like colors of pinks, beiges and blues give an airy, weightlessness to each scene. In Pink Dreams II a bright pink blow-up chair envelops a woman sunning. Domanska unites her composition through a series of linking visual elements: the pose of the woman, the position of the little girl off to the left, the meeting line of sand and water, along with the distant beach chair that leads the viewer’s eye along the canvas’s surface. While Flyer (2011) simply depicts a beautiful brunette in a white bikini holding a bright yellow boogey board at her hips. The juxtaposition of the bright yellow boogey board against the distant blue waters pulls the viewer away from her other paintings at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel while, the young beauty’s provocative nature lures all of the viewing men back to have a second look at the painting.
“Endless Summer” is currently on view until July 3rd, 2012 at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel. Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is located at 532 West 25th Street, Highline Level, NY.
Art - Exhibitions
by Laura Stewart | Friday, 08 June 2012