Antoine Pierini
5 March 2015

Dominique Allain

Biographical information/Professional background

Born in 1952, Dominique Allain lives and works on French Riviera. Trained from the age of 10 years in the ceramic, he dedicates himself to it completely since the 2000s, becoming a specialist of the Raku, the technique of Japanese ceramic.

The fast cooking of the raku allows a profusion of effects of fumigation, craquelure and a metallic patina, presents on the “skin” of his sculptures colors and very varied materials.

The ceramist is fascinated by the theme of the body, his pathologies and his mutilations, concerning a permanent look the death, following a sick childhood which forced him to many hospitable stays.

His sculptures represent imaginary characters: fishes-men, catfishes, men with three eyes, with the bulging eyes and with the asymmetric looks, in alternation in alternation of curved or geometrical forms.

His work is presented in France in numerous galleries and several museums of the ceramic.

The French Arts Factory presents the artworks of the artist on the occasion of the exhibition “Portraits / Faces ” in March 2016.