Final 7 days, we shared an personal dialogue and studio check out with San Francisco-dependent painter Emilio Villalba, on the eve of his new solo exhibit, Moreover, at Hashimoto Contemporary in SF. Today we have a comprehensive preview of the exhibition, which opens Oct 1st in the Bay Place.
Returning to the gallery for his second solo presentation, Villalba’s newest operate additional abstracts the matter in textured, energetic marks. The prosperous surfaces of the paintings are imbued with a perception of spontaneity and movement. Focussing on the character of the folks and each day scenes all over him alternatively than a representational graphic, the thickly applied paint evokes a sense of succinct intimacy.
The works on canvas range from personal portraits to collage-like stream of consciousness nevertheless life. Functioning as diary entries, the collage compositions overlap private moments and domestic vignettes to create non-linear narratives of the artist’s life. Employing singular photograph references for several compositions, Villalba examines the spectrum of moods and characteristics of every matter. The operates on paper and canvas sheets go on these compositional explorations with plein air scenes, additional reinforcing Villalba’s self-confident and candid apply.