Stephane Villafane

Stephane Villafane

Montpellier, Occitanie, France

About Stephane Villafane

Born in France 1969 /// Artist & Architect ///
Studios in Spain and South of France ///
"Stephane 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 and so on. 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.
Villafane 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.
His profession as an architect and his profession as an artist remain inextricably entwined. He has exhibited across France and Spain and now in the United Kingdom." Lisa Norris Gallery

Education

School of Architecture // Lyon // France
School of Architecture // Barcelona // Spain

Exhibitions

2021: Gallery // K Imperial Fine Art // San Francisco, United States
2019: Gallery // Esther Montoriol // Barcelona, Spain
2019: Gallery // Lisa Norris // London, UK
2018: Gallery // MMB // Avignon, France
2017: Gallery // Galerie 13 // Montpellier, France
2016: Fondation // LLuro // Mataro, Spain
2014: Gallery // Mark Hachem // Paris, France
2013: Gallery // Griffin - Saatchi // London, UK
2012: Gallery // Foresight 32 // Amman, Jordan
2011: Gallery // Modus // Paris, France
2010: Gallery // Montcada // Barcelona, Spain
2009: Fondation // IAC Juan Gil-Albert // Alicante, Spain
2009: Fondation // LLuro // Mataro, Spain
2008: Gallery // Montcada // Barcelona, Spain