Human Faces by Emilio Villalba
Villalba’s Human Faces
Emilio Villalba, a San Francisco-based painter, focuses on portraits. Human Faces are prominent in his work. In the series The Next Day, Villalba depicts faces with a more structured way than his latest works. “Transitioning into this looser look was a result of a conscious decision I made to change my approach.” Emilio suggests.
Human face drawings has its own style when painted by Villalba. His iconic painting style is in almost every drawing. Moreover, his work is rich in texture and uses distinct muted palettes. His portraits have definitely distorted finishes, fewer in his older works, definitely more in his latest.
Emilio Villalba is San Francisco native. He holds a BFA from Art Institute of California and an MFA from Academy of Art University. Furthermore, he teaches art at the Art Institute of California and Cogswell College.
“My goal is to have a fresh look to the piece while still enjoying an investigative approach during the process.” Emilio suggests. “I ask myself if there is a focal point and a balance to the composition. The way I know a painting isn’t ready for completion is when I add a highlight to an area and it feels flat“. In this article the The Next Day series is presented. Hashimoto Contemporary, a NYC gallery, will host an Emilio Villalba’s exhibition named People & Things. It is the latest work of Villalba. The exhibition will be held from July 17th to 7th August. The result is impressive. Enjoy.