Dominic Musa

DOMINIC MUSA’s paintings depict divergent memories from his life, tying the past to the present among the mundane to prodigious experiences. He explores the psyche in a collective way through invention, peripheral observation, and personal reflection by blending experiences from his life with lost and found memories from photographs. Musa believes in paint as a vehicle for self-reflection and as a means of manifesting a psychological space that would otherwise be inaccessible.

In his work, Musa continually layers his paint with marks withdrawn and then reconstructed to create images straddling the recognizable and the abstract with shared reality and fiction. Many of the figures seen in this new body of work are fixated on their own worlds, both real and invented, either turning away unsettled in their thoughts or focused on their present realities in communion with one another.

Born in Poughquag, NY, Musa holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design (2017) and a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (2013). He lives and works in Paterson, NJ.

(Photo + Source Credit: Taymour Grahne Projects)