Óscar Domínguez: una existencia de papel

25 Feb 2011 - 16 Oct 2011
Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Curated by:
Isidro Hernández Gutiérrez

While not ignoring the paintings, objects and decalcomanias of Óscar Domínguez, this exhibition focused on the Canary-Island artist’s activity in the field of drawing and illustration, one of his relatively more obscure creative facets. The display started out with illustrations made by Domínguez for editions of Gaceta de Arte magazine in the early 1930s, a period in which he also designed the covers of such iconic books on Surrealism in Tenerife as Romanticismo y cuenta nueva (1933), by Emeterio Gutiérrez Albelo, and Agustín Espinosa’s Crimen (1934). Subsequently established in Paris, Domínguez would produce drawings for works by Georges Hugnet, André Breton, Christian Dotremont, Laurence Iché, Robert Ganzo and Paul Éluard, among many others.