Maritza Dominguez Nelson is a Venezuelan artist, she graduated as an architect from Universidad Simon Bolivar Caracas, in 1979. She then went on to establish her own architectural firm and worked on numerous major projects, until her move to France. it was after her move that Maritza began to transition into sculpture, using her considerable experience as an architect, immersed in the use of varied elements and materials to created bold forms. In order to develop her practise Maritza took metalworking and welding, and is currently an artist at the Atelier Paul Flury in Montreuil, France, and has her workshop in Benissa, Spain.
Maritza 's work is inspired by the natural occurrence of sequences that appear in nature, her work often features patterns with gradual variations from one component to the next. She is also intrested in recycling and giving a new life to old unused objects. Weathered rusty tools and parts which she sources in Spain are reimagined and given new purpose and meaning. Discarded implements are transformed into abstract and figurative forms and illusions.
Maritza's work is in private collections and has been exhibited in both collective and solo exhibitions in Paris and Montreuil.