Villa del Arte Galleries
The Barcelona-based Villa del Arte Galleries is home to many amazing painters, sculptors, and photographers. Founded in 1999 by a quartet of art aficionados—bert van
Zetten, Nemo Jantzen, Marcel and Jutta Huisman—the gallery has championed around 30 national and international artists, and their growing list of talents has resulted in a second gallery opening in Amsterdam that enables them to hold more exhibitions. After dedicating much of their attention to the burgeoning contemporary art world in Spain, Villa del Arte has made an indelible mark in international exhibitions, boutique fairs, and art fairs such as Art Chicago, Scope Basel, Art London, Asian Contemporary Art Show, AAF New York,
Art Stage Singapore, and many more. They have embraced any contemporary foray within the art world, portrayed perfectly with the works of acclaimed photographer Jean-francois Rauzier who is known for his hyper photography, which is the formation of a simple image from a collage of thousands of images through the assistance of modern technology. The result is stunning, complex, and immersive (like his Tree of Book_blue Sky painting). If Rauzier goes for glossy, then Armenian Corvengi Mikaelian opts for a more subtle and natural one: his oil on canvas paintings that create a fantastical
“lost paradise” that assembles exotic flowers and wild animals—land and water alike—with lots of beautiful details that will transport you to a sublime fantasy world. Last but not least, Indonesia’s very own Liechennay concocts life in motion from solid objects. Said to be inspired by nature and life, his sculptures use materials like stainless steel, wood, and copper to create something organic and fluid; its silvery sheen lends itself an ethereal vibe that never fails to enchant.