Some observations made by viewers and collectors...........
"He is unquestionably a master technician. If that were not so, his work would not have the power of persuasion that it possesses. It’s his incredible technical finesse that allows us to believe his imagery as well as to be amazed by it. Like a great violinist or pianist his technique does not get in the way of his ideas; the technique frees us by its brilliance." Mark Fields, Philadelphia USA
"If he lived in the 17th century Dominic Rouse would have been one of the great Dutch Masters who maybe went unrecognized for a few centuries or was ostracized from the guild for the scandal of creating forbidden landscapes." Iyesha van den Haak, Irvine USA
"The prints arrived today ......... so beautiful, so rich, all of them. Thanks so much for sending them. They are amazing and magical." John Wood, Photographic historian and critic, USA
"..... in my humble opinion, one of the most interesting photographic artists working today." Brooks Jensen, Editor LensWork Publishing USA
"The work is beautiful and intriguing. It is a delight to see it in person and to be able to appreciate the exquisite tonal qualities." Paul Paletti, Louisville USA
"I have thought of myself as a photographer for many years now and from the work I have seen being marketed, I thought I was quite good. But then, I saw your prints in Lenswork. Well, if you and I were painters, your work would be in the Louvre and mine would be, at best, a bright new picket fence. I am completely taken by your prints. They are mesmerizing works that I have only dreamed of accomplishing." Dougan L Gary, USA
"These provocative fantasies provide endless opportunities for speculation. They are not only challenging but alluring and - as are all Rouse prints - impeccably crafted works of art." Mark Power, photographer and collector, USA
"I have just unpacked the print and am absolutely enthralled by it - the craftsmanship, the emotion laden in the artistry, the pose; I must thank you immensely for producing it!" Dr Joseph Scherzer, Arizona USA on 'Ecce Homo'
"No-one that I am aware of comes close to your unique vision of the world and your incredible ability for creating hypnagogic scenes using the medium of photography. Your work is truly one of a kind and inspiring. I hope to obtain more of it in the not too distant future. " Larry Stueck, photographer and collector, California USA
"I have always been an admirer of the paintings of Dali, Bosch, Otto Dix and the darker works of Goya made in his later years so I am very proud to have 'Ecce Homo' in my possession. Above all I was blown away by the graphic pain emanating from the print. 'Ecce Homo' will be a source of satisfaction in my home for many years to come." José Godoy, Stockholm Sweden
"...deep and original insights into the human soul." Graham Nash, musician, photographer and collector USA
"Dominic Rouse's art goes further than a prosaic depiction of our world. It undermines our reason and logic and forces us to challenge what we have claimed as 'beauty' . And beyond the subtle textures of his exquisite prints lies that art; dark in tone and rich in the symbols of the unexpected - ornate silver tableaux of undeclared meaning." David Genovesi, Director of the ArtRom Gallery in Rome, Italy
"Discovery is important in reading his work: false anticipation may not let discovery take it's own patient course. Interference with the visual discovery process could easily distort the reading of the subtle refinements of the work." E J Emanuel, Governing Board Director, Peninsula Museum of Art, USA
Your work is most impressive and inspiring. You really have mastered every facet of the whole package, concept to completion, very very deep...a modern day Picasso and true renaissance man. George Shagawat, New Jersey USA
"The prints just go to prove why the web is so inadequate - the toning and the quality of your work is really amazing. I feel as if I've entered into a bizarre chamber inside Jean Cocteau's head or gone through the mirror in Orphee... the image is settling and disturbing at the same time and that is a quality I appreciate. Pictures should challenge rather than let us get 'sofa-comfortable' in their presence. Thank you for the print Dominic, it really is quite extraordinary." Alan Griffiths, www.luminous-lint.com Los Angeles USA on 'Tea Dance'
"It was an absolute pleasure to see the actual prints of your work. The quality is truly remarkable and flawless." André Reusch MA MFA, Associate Professor of Photography, Santa Fe USA on a visit to Verve Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe
"His brilliant imagery is steeped in a refined wit and balanced with the luxuriant tones of his silver gelatin prints. When the medium of digital art is defined, Dominic Rouse, along with Maggie Taylor and Simen Johan, will be one of the artists that we will credit with having paved the way for digital expressionism." Marita Holdaway, Benham Gallery, Seattle USA
"The tonality of a Dominic Rouse print is quite exquisite. The shadow through highlight detailing and the velvet-like quality of the surface are all masterfully exectuted. His prints have a tactile quality which adds another dimension to his imagery. We can feel the silk of 'Angeline's' ribbons, the smoothness of the pearls sewn into her dress, and the impending danger and grime of her environs." Susan Seiller, collector USA