Tonight during the monthly Harlingen Art Night from
"This Friday I'm going to be showing some larger abstract paintings of mine," he said. "And I'm also a sculptural ceramic artist, so I'll be showing a mixture of my sculptural ceramic pieces."
Comminos decided to open a gallery here when he came down about two months ago to help
"I was really inspired by the space and the grandness of the buildings in the downtown
He was enamored by the building that's now his studio, he said.
Comminos said he's an abstract artist.
"Recently with moving down to the Valley I've been looking at landscapes quite a bit," he said. "I'm basically making sort of unrealist landscapes. They're glazed ceramic objects."
He said he's been looking at different hillsides, isolating forms or objects, and replicating them on a smaller scale.
"Ceramics is a challenging medium, so I enjoy the challenge of it," he said. "It keeps me interested. And I think especially in this day and age there's lots of distractions. Ceramic sculpture is always something that's kind of helped me focus. It's always grabbed my attention."
For painting, he does primarily acrylic and latex, although he sometimes works in oils. Today's show will focus primarily on his acrylics. As a painter, he describes himself as a modern-day American abstract expressionist.
"I'm more or less trying to interact with space and trying to affect the environment in a positive way," he said. "So I'm trying to juxtapose my idea of beauty into what can sometimes be a sterile environment."
Comminos plans to stay here indefinitely and looks forward to showing the work of other artists at his studio. He brings some impressive credentials. He earned his bachelor's of fine arts from the
After working with Kaneko, he earned his master's of fine arts from the
He's just applied for a teaching position at the
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