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Stéphane Villafane

Stéphane trained as an architect and as a result, his primary interest when it comes to painting is space and its relationship to time.

 

How one can formulate different types of space; empty space, constructed space, natural space, meditative space, etc. In order to explore and discover new space, he sees it vital to empty his paintings of a narrative or a subject.

 

He describes his process more of observing things from a distance, which involves working across different media including photos, sketches, and models before he arrives at a painting on a large scale.

His palette is subtle but fresh and full of light; mainly consisting of blues, whites, greys and green, which are tranquil and quietly recede as the shifting planes of space come to the fore.

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Biography

 

Stéphane Villafane trained as an architect and as a result, his primary interest when it comes to painting is space and its relationship to time.

 

How one can formulate different types of space; empty space, constructed space, natural space, meditative space, etc. In order to explore and discover new space, he sees it vital to empty his paintings of a narrative or a subject.

 

He describes his process more of observing things from a distance, which involves working across different media including photos, sketches, and models before he arrives at a painting on a large scale.

Stéphane travelled a lot when he was younger, and was heavily influenced by American literature, particularly the Beat Generation. This influence is reflected in his conceptual approach to painting, concerning himself with the emptiness and absence of travelling on a journey.

 

His palette is subtle but fresh and full of light, mainly blues, whites, greys and green, which are tranquil and quietly recede as the shifting planes of space come to the fore.
 

Stéphane lives and works in Palma de Mallorca, Spain & Montpellier, France.

Artist Statement

Create an elsewhere with what is in front of your eyes.

Everything starts from there, from a real landscape made of lights, vibrations, colors, multiple spaces in which I immerse myself to create on the white canvas an "other" landscape which does not reproduce anything, does not interpret anything of what is in front of me, but reveals little by little what enters me in an unspeakable way...

Like attempts to escape to a meditative perspective, I want one to feel in my work a desire for continuous transformation, for detachment, for floating, for emptiness with all the imperfections and risks that painting requires.