Dominique Landucci was born in Nice in 1955. Of Italian origin, his family's roots are in Tuscany, in the village of Caprese, Michelangelo's birthplace. After studying at the School of Art and Architecture in Luminy-Marseille, he established his own painting studio in Vendée. He resided there from 1975 to 1985, during which he exhibited at the Galerie Katia Granoff and later at the Galerie CARPE DIEM in Paris. He participated in the stimulating art scene of that decade, where art was supported, purchased, and played a part in a real liberal and speculative economy.
During those years in Vendée, in the midst of the 1980s, Dominique Landucci quickly became the chronicler of the rural life surrounding him. The young businesspeople who were influencing Vendée's future beyond its landscapes immediately supported him.
Returning to his hometown of Carros, in the hinterland of Nice, in 1985, he witnessed the last years of art market euphoria. After the "Gulf War" in the 1990s, he participated in the evolution of his profession towards different audiences than those of art galleries. He then created an alternative art space in his large studio at the "Broc Center" in the industrial zone of Carros, organizing events, performances, and happenings that merged various art forms, from painting and sculpture to music, photography, and choreography.
In the early 2000s, the digital era made its way into the new world. Dominique Landucci moved to the entrance of his village, into the former studio of the famous painter Guillonnet, an official artist of the Third Republic. Digital creation replaced mural painting. He turned to writing. Numerous publishers (NMC Editions, Les Editions du Losange, Les éditions de la Baie des anges) released novels, essays, and short stories. From then on, transmitting knowledge and bringing art into people's daily lives gradually became his major focus of creation. He made himself available to all audiences, including students and people facing difficulties, taking art out of its exclusive spaces and ivory towers. He himself left his studio to engage with audiences seeking a sensitive external perspective.
By residing among people, he participated in collective creations. With young people from challenging suburbs, he created events and performances. With youth experiencing behavioral issues, he created itinerant digital exhibitions and land art pieces. With incarcerated youth, he illustrated life stories. With the staff of the CHU de Nice (University Hospital Center of Nice), he created seven works for the emergency department of the Saint Roch Hospital. In schools, he collaborated with children on mosaics, sculptures, and digital visual creations. With artists from different disciplines, he participated in the visual spectacle "GRAND DANSE CONNECTION CLUB," combining music, hip-hop, painting, and videos. With 900 volunteer actors from Franche-Comté, he has created a visual spectacle called Lux Salina at the Royal Saltworks of Arc since 2016.
Regardless of the tool used, the art is to elevate the everyday. From paintbrush to mouse, from grand spectacles to graffiti, from violin to calligraphy, Dominique Landucci is always ready to embrace fires of joy, on the condition that they are shared with people.