We had the good fortune of connecting with Dom Qwek and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dom, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I’ve always been an artistic person. I started drawing at a very young age and that naturally led to pursuing art as a career. I’ve held art closely to me in one form or another through out my life.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My work can be described as evocative sculptural art. I love the exploration of form and how that visual language affects us. I’m most excited about being able to create a connection between the viewer and an art piece, and how each viewer has their own interpretation of it. I believe art is very personal and everyone experiences differently. This is also one of the best things about art.
The journey hasn’t been without obstacles. I have a tendency to explore a lot when it comes to art and looking back, I’ve realized how much my art has evolved. Along the way, the most important lesson I’ve learned is to always stay true and make art that matters to you deeply. That’s how others will be able to connect to your art.
I believe my journey will be an on-going one and I will continue to explore and push the boundaries of my art. Each piece always brings new experiences and I hope to share that with others.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The Lab in Costa Mesa! I like the vibe there. It’s great for an afternoon coffee or a good dinner with friends. For art galleries, Downtown Santa Ana is a good spot for that. Photonic playground is good one and houses a diverse line-up of artists. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My loving wife who has had to deal with the ups and downs of living with an artist, and one that is passionately in love with their craft. Art is time consuming and she helps me maintain balance in this endeavor.