Óscar Domínguez: Decalcomanías y objetos

20 Nov 2012 - 2 Sep 2013
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Curated by:
Paloma Esteban

The artistic career of Óscar Domínguez includes two such closely-linked facets as are the evocation of his native land and the cultivation of Surrealist praxis. Particularly interesting among the formulas employed by Domínguez in the context of Surrealism is his use of decalcomania and objects, the latter of which were also intensely produced by other artists, among them Max Ernst. In the exhibition dedicated to Domínguez in 2012-2013, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía focused precisely on these decalcomanias and objects, two types of creation intimately related to the Surrealist procedure par excellence, automatism.

Loans from the Lafuente Archive played a leading role in this exhibition, providing all the documentation complementing works in the museum halls, together with two of Dominguez’s more significant decalcomanias.