Domingo Zapata (born December 22, 1974) is a Spanish-American artist born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Currently, Zapata maintains studios in his Gramercy Park townhouse in New York City, as well as Miami, Venice and Paris. In these private ateliers he produces Neo-Expressionist paintings as well as sculpture, and mosaic. He paints in both oil and acrylic, often incorporating mixed-media, collage and graffiti.
Perhaps best known for his signature "Polo" series which first gained him critical acclaim his more recent work focuses on themes including his native Spanish culture, American Pop icons and classic literature. He often draws on his experiences as a songwriter (Zapata co-wrote lyrics for Michael Jackson and Jon Secada) and exposes his deeply poetic imagination by incorporating text and visual cues into many of his works. In this way, his images coax the viewer into his realm where fact and fiction persist simultaneously, fortifying each other's beauty, depth and meaning.