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Joseph Villanueva

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Joseph Villanueva

Born: 1991

Hometown: Melbourne

Based in: Melbourne

 

Joseph Villanueva is a sgraffito abstract impressionist artist based in Melbourne, working primarily in acrylics. His technique involves scratching through a layer of still-wet paint to reveal complementary colours underneath.

He has a background in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. His paintings are inspired by his surroundings and the sensation of colors and textures. He enjoys landscapes in bloom, wonderous skies, garden vistas in explosions of flowers, and bright colors. Interiors are also a favorite subject inspiration from his plant collections at home. His palette of colors is often bright and optimistic, which echoes free-flowing linework dancing over the surface. Painting may seem totally abstract at first, but soon you'll realize the compositions are grounded in figurations and structural elements describing the flora, landscape, and bursting sky.

The elements of land, sky, and nature overlap each other in the painting. His technique is layered with consideration to background colors and washes, which eventually are uncovered in the final piece. He draws freehand over the wet paint with virtuosity and imaginative flare from memory - sometimes from observation and references.

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Light Through The Thicket 5

Joseph Villanueva, Australia

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Light Through The Thicket 6

Joseph Villanueva, Australia

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Light Through The Thicket 4

Joseph Villanueva, Australia

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Tall Trees 16

Joseph Villanueva, Australia

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Giant Agave

Joseph Villanueva, Australia

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Hanging Rock - Vivid 3

Joseph Villanueva, Australia

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Dispersion

Joseph Villanueva, Australia

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Monstera Deliciosa 2

Joseph Villanueva, Australia

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St Kilda Marina 3

Joseph Villanueva, Australia

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Tasman Lily Pond 22

Joseph Villanueva, Australia

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Baxter's Banksia

Joseph Villanueva, Australia

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About Joseph Villanueva


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What inspires you?

My paintings are inspired by my surroundings and the sensation of colors and textures. I enjoy landscapes in bloom, wonderous skies, garden vistas in explosions of flowers, and bright colors


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Describe your creative process.

I working primarily in acrylics. My technique involves scratching through a layer of still-wet paint to reveal complementary colours underneath.


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Colorful, Vibrant and Optimistic


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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Arthur Boyd, Fred Williams


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

A scratch tool, brush and palette knife


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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

"Just put the paint on"


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Where do you go for inspiration?

Australian landscape and flora inspires most of my works

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