Domingo Carrasco

Domingo is a Queens New York native.  At an early age visual art was  an integral part of his world. Growing up in a supportive environment enabled him to create without inhibitions. He attended public school as a child and then the High School of Art and Design; later Queens College of the City University of New York. At Queens College his interests shifted to education were he obtained an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. Domingo’s desire to pursue art once again came into play  when he returned to the City University of New York at Lehman College. At Lehman College he obtained a Masters of Science in Art Education.  In 2001 he accepted an art teaching position at public school in New York City where he continues to work with children in the capacity of learning and creative expression.

 

“When I begin a painting I draw inspiration from the birthplace of where my ideas become real - my sketch books or my collection of small ink drawings.  Not only do I search for images and merge them with color palettes that I find fascinating, but I find a way to make the product of my pursuit relevant. Regardless of how many times it changes, my process is one that I am proud to own. I keep the visual emphasis of each work within the bounds of simplicity so that there is room for interpretation outside the realm of my own analysis.  Aside from composing specific color relationships, my paintings often depict figures, faces, and birds.  The inclusion of these elements reoccur because of the specific meaning they have for me.  For instance to me birds have always embodied the spirit of freedom and limitless potentiality - something that I strive to achieve in my practice and my personal life.  ” Domingo Carrasco.

 

In addition to this YFA site you can follow Domingo's work domingocarrasco.com

Siamese

Acrylic on Canvas

36" x 48"

Face and Dove

Acrylic on Canvas

50" x 40"

Lily

Acrylic on Canvas

36" x 48"