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Martín Villalonga


Martín Villalonga

  • Born in 1950
  • Painter
  • Style: Lyrical abstraction
  • Born in Argentina
  • Based in Argentina

Martín Villalonga was born in 1950 in San Isidro, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thanks to the guidance and tutoring of his grandfather, the renowned architect Raúl Villalonga, he had the privilege of becoming aware of his artistic vocation from a very young age. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano and later, in 1969, he traveled to Mendoza to study with the master engraver Víctor Delhez. Since then, he has participated in multiple collective and individual exhibitions and art salons at a national and international level. He lives in the city of Mendoza until today.

The visual language of Martín Villalonga is part of the lyrical abstraction. Lyrical abstraction is a pictorial trend in which objects from the world around us are not referenced, nor is the objective representation of reality pursued; it is fundamental the expression of the immediate and individual emotion of the artist. It is very important then, the gesture and creative freedom; In this sense, it is common for artistic action to use and combine techniques such as dripping, frottage, and grattage, which print textures, generate reliefs, contrasts, and expand the pictorial and expressive voluptuousness of the artwork.

Villalonga has a particularly cold color palette, dominated by black and white, grayscale and blues, with occasional hints of bright colors. Among the pictorial solutions we notice brushstrokes, large amounts of paint, manipulated in different ways, forming conglomerates and sinuosities, displacements, arranging lines, curves, facets, layers, transparencies, articulating poetic compositions. Materiality is revealed to us by communicating his particular worldview. As Andrés Cáceres comments, when contemplating the work of this artist “we have witnessed the infinite display of that sensibility of Villalonga, that drunkenness of pictorial beauty that he gives us and, at the same time, the investigation that he makes, more and more, of the matter itself as if it were his own soul”.

Ana Beatriz García

In the Studio




Sala de Arte Municipalidad de Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina.


→ Galería Ergón. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 


 Galería Witcomb, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 


“Dibujo Argentino” Exposición itinerante Nicaragua, Costa Rica y Cuba. Embajada Argentina y Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Cultura de la República Argentina. 


Sala Sergio Sergi, Radio Nacional Mendoza, Argentina. 


“Pintura en vivo. Telecomunicaciones 96”, Centro Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 


Museo Emiliano Guiñazú. Casa de Fader Mendoza, Argentina.


“A pura fibra”. Museo de Arte Moderno, Mendoza, Argentina. 


Galería de Arte Canal 7 Mendoza, Argentina. 


Espacio de Arte UTN, Mendoza, Argentina. 


Sala Adolfo Calle Mendoza, Argentina.


 Bolsa de Comercio Mendoza, Argentina. 


“La línea piensa”. Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  


“Negro sobre Blanco”. Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno, Mendoza, Argentina. 

Galería Killka, Mendoza, Argentina. 

“Dibujos”. Galería Rubbers, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Sala de Arte Hotel Diplomatic, Mendoza, Argentina. 

“Dibujos” Museo de Arte Moderno, Santa Fé, Argentina. 


→ Sala de Arte Hotel Diplomatic, Mendoza, Argentina. 

Sala de Arte Plaza Paradiso, Mendoza, Argentina. 


“Madurez”. Espacio de Arte y Turismo. Bodega Trivento, Maipú, Mendoza, Argentina. 


“Arte en la sala. Martín Villalonga”. Sala Maridajes, Mendoza, Argentina.


Segundo Premio Mural. Municipalidad de Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina. 

Segundo Premio Mural. Municipalidad de Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina. 


Premio Marcelo de Ridder. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 


 Segundo Premio Adquisición. Salón Vendimia, Mendoza, Argentina. 


Mención de Honor. Salón del Concejo de Ciencias Económicas, Mendoza, Argentina. 


Primer Premio Pintura. Salón organizado por el Museo de Arte Moderno de Mendoza, Argentina.


 Primer Premio Pintura. XII Salón Bienal Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Mendoza, Argentina. 


Primer Premio Dibujo. XIII Salón Bienal Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Mendoza, Argentina.


Primer Premio Regional, Grabado y Dibujo. Premio Argentino de Artes Visuales Fundación Osde.

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