Emilio Villalba

Region: Pacific Coast

Website: https://emiliovillalbaart.com/

City / State: San Francisco, CA

 These paintings are collections of people and objects from my everyday life. Texture plays a vital role in my artistic process, imbuing images with both physical weight and metaphorical depth. I construct the individual objects and portraits using layered brushstrokes, adding depth and weight to their stories so that they might resonate beyond the graphic elements alone. In my studio, I embrace the idea that it’s not about what you paint, but how you paint it.