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Panda II, 2018

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Single piece Signed Dated Titled

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76.2 x 101.6 x 1 cm
30.00 x 40 x 0.39 in

Reference

99821c2c

Year

2018

Medium

Paintings


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Oil on canvas
Size US: 40 x 30 in
Size EU: 101.6 x 76.2 cm

Domingo Zapata (1974) is a Spanish artist, writer, and fashion designer.

An early 20th-century European modernist, Domingo Zapata draws on daily life as inspiration for his paintings. Zapata is based in New York, and his work exhibits qualities of graffiti art and an interest in popular culture, as demonstrated by his images of female celebrities and works capturing the culture of bullfighting in his native Spain. Zapata’s paintings of toreadors reflect the banal aspects of their lives, depicting them walking dogs or riding bikes in full bullfight regalia. These mundane activities are counterbalanced with the energy and verve of Zapata’s bright colors and red backgrounds. The artist also paints directly onto objects, including chaquetillas—toreador jackets.

In 2017, he launched a fashion collection at New York Fashion Week and also published his first novel, The Beautiful Dream of Life.


About the Artists

1974 Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Domingo Zapata (1974) is a Spanish-American artist, writer, and fashion designer born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Currently, Zapata maintains studios in his Gramercy Park townhouse in New York City, the Design District in Miami, and Hollywood. In these private ateliers he produces Neo-Expressionist paintings as well as sculpture. He paints in both oil and acrylic, often incorporating mixed-media, collage and graffiti.

For over 20 years Zapata has built a body of work, which varies significantly in motif, though consistently explores themes of sexuality, opulence, and vitality in his signature style. In this distinctive hand, Zapata layers fantasy and reality, luring the viewer into his potent, cosmically beautiful world. Known for his signature "Polo" series, which first gained him critical acclaim, more recent work focuses on themes including his native Spanish culture, American Pop icons, and the state of the contemporary practice. He often draws on his experiences as a songwriter (Zapata co-wrote lyrics for Michael Jackson and Jon Secada), and exposes his deeply poetic imagination by incorporating text and visual cues into many of his works. In this way, his images coax the viewer into his realm where fact and fiction persist simultaneously, fortifying each other’s beauty, depth, and meaning.

Named an "artist to watch," in 2011 by the prestigious Whitewall Magazine, Zapata has quickly fulfilled this prophesy. Since, his work has lauded praise from international press such as The New York Times (cover story, Thursday Styles April 25, 2013), Esquire Spain, Vanity Fair Italia, and The New York Observer. Recently, The New York Magazine deemed him, "in a league of his own," while the New York Post proclaimed Zapata to be the "new Andy Warhol, with starlets begging for a sitting."

In 2017, he launched a fashion collection at New York Fashion Week and also published his first novel, The Beautiful Dream of Life.


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