Franco-American artist Dominique Riviere is an award-winning jewelry designer who has more recently turned his attention to two-dimensional fine art. With an exceptional eye for compositional elements, such as color and form, Riviere creates enchanting portraits of women in traditional garb playing classic Chinese instruments. Although Riviere’s paintings are inspired by the masters of the meticulous Chinese watercolor paintings that came out of the Song Dynasty, he chooses to utilize hard pastels as a medium over these traditional watercolors in order to cultivate a more mystical mood.


Riviere has spent much of his life traveling to China, and these experiences have formed much of the basis of inspiration of his work. Each of Riviere’s figurative renderings contain strong emotive elements that help to create a spiritual and numinous effect. For Riviere, the point of his work is not to uncover a deeper meaning, but it is rather about “the exaltation of culture and beauty.”


Dominique Riviere currently lives and works in Manhattan, where he teaches jewelry design at the Fashion Institute of New York.


Featured artists:


Sensorial Perspectives


BG Karlsson  |  Williams Gonzalez  |  Lucy Ward  |  Elaine Bradshaw  |  Ralph Whiteaker  |  Marco Donner  |  Drazen Beslic  |  FalaBella  |  Concha Osuna  |  Shivender  |  Dominique Riviere


About the Exhibition


Figures, Scenes, and an Immersive Artistic Experience


The exhibition Sensorial Perspectives at Agora Gallery this March transports viewers to a world where everything is heavy and bright. Each work is a portal into the perception of the artist, emphasising in their own ways texture, color, and depth. Masters of a variety of media, the artists of Sensorial Perspectives create a unique window into the universe around us - or, for some, the universe that can only exist in our imaginations. These artists from across the globe focus on the tactility of nature, of the body, and of the spirit in an exhibition that is impossible to forget.


About Agora Gallery


Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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