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The New York critic Peter Bloch states that the Puerto Rican artist, Domingo García, is interested in the color theory of the German poet, Johann Wolfgang Goethe. In the writer’s opinion, García’s self-portraits are the result of his use of all media available to him. While his work has passed through different artistic styles, Expressionism is the one that is most evident. The other styles and techniques mentioned by Bloch that refer to García’s production include nonfigurative painting, “Hard-edge,” and silk-screen. For Bloch, the 1970s were years in which he achieved a synthesis of form, color, and space in his work.
This review was published in the exhibition catalog, Sueños Caribeños [Caribbean Dreams], Cayman Gallery, New York, April to June 1981.
Domingo García (Coamo, b. 1932) grew up in New York City and lived in the Big Apple for long stretches of time; however, he never broke his ties to Puerto Rico. In 1957, he returned to the island, and one year later, he founded the Galería Campeche in Old San Juan. This gallery provided a workshop, school, cultural center, and gallery where art training was provided for many of the young artists of that time. From 1988 to 1994, he was the director of the Galería Latinoamericana in Old San Juan. He also served as an instructor at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de San Juan [San Juan School of Visual Arts], from 1990 to 1997.