'New Beginnings' at DeMossa Gallery
Jovan Karlo Villalba's will feature his recent cinematic painting series "New Beginnings" through October 2 at DeMossa Gallery in Laguna Beach.
The exhibit, which explores the natural and man-made world's possibility for restoration and revitalization following an imagined catastrophic event, illustrates spectacular scenes of natural cleansing, transformation and rebirth, undoubtedly inspired by the Creation narrative from the Book of Genesis.
Villalba uses a variety of strokes, washes, bleeds and blends over multiple layers of paint in each piece, creating a gratifying and refreshing experience by stimulating contemplation and escapism in a viewer.
He shades realism into abstraction, similar to Turner's "Fisherman at Sea" (1796).
Born in Quito, Ecuador in 1977, Villalba studied fine art at New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida and received a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. Over the past 10 years, he has shown his work at galleries throughout the U.S. and in biennial exhibitions at Exit Art and the Queens Museum of Art in New York City. He currently lives and works in Miami.