Villa del Arte Gal­leries

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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.

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