Oil Painting

VILLALBA

COUNTRY SPAIN
YEAR 1975
MEDIUM Oil painting

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Realistische Malerei

Villalba is a searcher and lover of work well done, he ends one phase without apprehension to enter another, and in all those phases we find him once more. The work of this Spanish artist is made up of different stages, all them characterized by an intense desire for ideal composition, by means of exquisite technique. An indisputable value of his art is its unusual character; we cannot type-cast it in any artistic school nor in any ephimerous fashion. However, we unavoidably discover the creator in an avant-garde context.

In his paintings he takes a look at: man, God, life or death without causing a wince, as his work, although dramatic, possesses an original combination of humour. Villalba is a natural instigator, an artist of our time who shows us his personal, up-to-date discourse without forgetting the lessons of old masters.

El Rapto de Ganimedes I

Oil on canvas | 200 x 120 cm | 2012

El Rapto de Ganimedes II

Oil on canvas | 200 x 120 cm | 2012
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Artists statement

The way that I appreciate Villalba’s avant- garde paintings makes me pause, observe and reflect how art is evolving in our present time. He is an artist who was born in the bright and Mediterranean city of Alicante, Spain. 1995 he started to study at the Faculty of Alonso Cano of Granada, Spain. In 1998, the artist began a new stage as Erasmus student at the Bauhaus University of Weimar Germany and today he also resides in Minsk, a modern city in Belarus. His extensive collection of paintings filled with class and elegance reference his masterful technique and artistic method, making the artist evolve personally and professionally. Each of us can appreciate the work in a close way, where we can feel and connect on a personal level, thus reaching a universal message that is life and dead.

Life, in Villalba’s paintings, flow partially out of nature, youth and something that we hardly feel today, the present moment. Paintings that create a climate of softness, with the artist “Being the generator of his own history”. His imaginative paintings reflect a relationship with his memories that emanate a feeling of how we would like to merge our present, so common and ordinary yet so powerfully human. The precision of his technique that makes him an inventor of his own fiction also makes him an extraordinary artist. The perception of his unique paintings leave the viewer dazzled by such detail of the process. We can all appreciate such impeccable works of art that grow more and more in depth if we do not stop obstructing our gaze upon them. Thus, the perception of his unique paintings point to a new horizon of tomorrow, Villalba announcing his own moments as the groundbreaking artist of today.

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Solo Exhibitions

2019 Gallery 100 Kubik, Colonia.

2019 Gallery Benjamin Eck, Munich.

2018 Gallery 100 Kubik, 2018, Colonia.

2017 Gefallene Engel und Heilige. Mythische Bildwelten des Malers Jorge Villalba, Museum der Festung Rosenberg, Kronach.

2016 Villalba, 2008-2015 Retrospective, Kunst Forum, Gotha.

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