Armando Villalón – “Flores”
Maestro Armando Villalón was born in 1945 in Barquisimeto, Lara State of Venezuela where he currently resides. He studied in Madrid at the Circle of Fine Arts in the Arjona Studio and at the Academy of Rogelio García. He studied the Venezuelan landscapers Cabré, Pedro Angel Gonzalez, as well as investigating/researching the painting of Spanish impressionists, such as Sorolla and Mir. He had numerous exhibitions in Venezuela, Spain, and in the USA.
Maestro Villalón’s work brings us closer to a poetry of landscape. Known as the “Painter of the Mist”, the atmospheres transmitted by his images lead to a sublime, emotional, and expressive vision that goes beyond the painting. With the mastery of his palette and brush stroke, he evokes memories through deeply chromatic and luminous scenes. His native city of Barquisimeto, known as the city of twilight, had a strong impact on the artist. Villalón confessed to being captivated by the Turbio Valley and El Ávila mountains, symbols of Barquisimeto and Caracas which he has repeatedly painted. In his landscapes, the brush stroke is fast and captivating with brief and material strokes of color combinations that trap the transience of time and create a dense and mysterious atmosphere. In his urban scenes, there is a narrative in which the weight of the environment continues with certain melancholy – changes in weather that registers the light and color on the shadows where one can see this on foliage of the trees, furnitures, and buildings. All the elements of composition are transformed by the sharp eye of the artist who sees beyond objectives.
Mixed on canvas