Sculptures that illuminate.
'Eques' is the first in a collection of LED light sculptures to explore the mystery and wonder of nature. Inspired by the Sea Dragon, the design incorporates air inflated metal plumes. Offered in a bespoke arrangement of high polished mirror stainless steel, plated 24KT gold, and custom painted colors. The light sculptures appear to float and defy gravity, while creating abstract reflections within the environment.
Available exclusively at Todd Merrill Studio.
Air blown stainless steel plumes designed and sculpted by DLEUCI, specially made by Full Blown Metals Ltd.
(Architecture and interior architecture by Foster & Partners 551 W 21st Street, with conceptual interior design by DLEUCI.)
Hand Blown Glass
D. Leuci's collection of 'Romodern Artifacts' are finely crafted from hand blown glass, cast bronze, and sand blasted metal without specific references to history. The abstract objects come in high mirror polish surfaces, or finely etched textures that expose the base properties of the material. All of the pieces are created to convey a sense of mystery and wonder.
(Interior styling of ‘Nube’ vessel by Julia Montanez Interior Design, for 150 Wooster, KUB Capital Architecture and Developers.)
"Making the ethereal visible... is ETHEReality."
D. Leuci's paintings are attempts at making the invisible visible by manifesting the ethereal world.
'Dream Hive' paintings start with opposing color narratives of cool and warm, dark and light; as well as reflective and non-reflective. Brush strokes impulsively transform into fluttering abstract silhouettes that appear to hover. Each has a feathery appearance, suggesting an other-worldly formation; or, an unexplained atmospheric occurrence where space and light fold onto themselves.
With the 'Rococo Cloud’ paintings, geometric abstractions of clouds and ethereal forms found in nature like sea foam create a multidimensional appearance from mirrored paint. The solid backgrounds set the sculpted grounds forward, which shift and change values from different viewing planes.
Using painting as way to tether to the hidden world of science and wonder, each work serves as a reminder that all we see is not all we see.
Brooklyn, New York
(Conceptual architecture, interior architecture and interior design by DLEUCI.)
D. Leuci creates custom installation art works that evoke nature in an abstract sense, and bring both an energizing quality and sense of calm into a space.
(Rendering of ‘Airoi’ within original interiors by Selldorf Architects.)
Exploring Art and Fashion with construction inspired by Romantic and Modernist sculptures, DLeuci designs and constructs wearable works through the lens of ‘Romdernism’.
“Wearable Art is generally an antithetical statement. However, if a work is executed with the intent of both being worn and admired as an object, then measure can be taken that the article in question is a work of art…or, an 'objet d’art.’
FASHIONART is creating upon the foundation without fully laid out or pre-set patterns in advance of making the final piece. The process used is more intuitive like how a painter finds the next brush stroke, or how a sculptor instinctively removes or adds volume.
Working with an artist’s mindset allows for a dialogue of material and original idea to blossom into something unique and one of a kind.”
Designer + Artist’s Statement: Dominick Leuci May, 2019
Is Romanticism and Modernism.
Dominick Leuci, Designer & Artist creates:
Lighting | Objects | Art
ABOUT DOMINICK LEUCI
Dominick Leuci launched his studio in 2016 with a futuristic look to the past Eras of Romanticism and Modernism.
Forging new ideas within the Design Arts, Dominick keeps a focused lens on expressing romantic design in a contemporary way. He works materials with a sense of alchemy to transform their essence into something new.
'Producing a mystery' describes the creative intent behind works that hopefully bring an abstract moment into clear form. Balancing the mechanical and organic processes behind creating, D. Leuci's designs hover between the natural and man-made.
Having an extensive background in fashion and home design, Dominick incorporates his vision for art and design to create Romodern works.