Stemming from his foundation as a successful architect, Puerto Rican artist Pepe Villegas has deftly utilized his innate creative abilities braced by a powerful dogmatic upbringing to set on a journey of intimate communication and expression; hence suffusing his art with deep-seeded details of innermost feelings.
A graduate Architect from Pratt Institute, Mr. Villegas worked at the offices of renowned Architect I.M.Pei, and the late landscape architect Bruce Kelly in the early 90’s.
In 1991, a hard-to-resist opportunity landed Pepe on Bruce Weber’s Vogue Magazine 100-year anniversary editorial, a life-changing event that positioned Mr. Villegas among the most reputable agencies in the modeling world. Travels and the exposure to different cultures, collateral benefits of the modeling world, marked a turning point in Mr. Villegas life, a chance to discover his true love, art.
Like a sommelier can highlight the essence of a fine wine, Mr.Villegas multi-media sophistication captures and exposes a spectrum of elements, meanings, and symbolisms contained within the subject matter. He decodes the perceptible into a distinctive manifestation by means of the lens of a camera or the brush on a canvas.
Pepe Villegas’ creative journey embodies a search, a sublime process of unveiling beauty in the unconventional. He chooses to create a voice; a memory, still or in motion; a way of expression, his own language, by and through his own thoughts; dreams and curiosity,
His body of work is a chronicle of contemporary visualization abounding of intellectual and spiritual substance.
"I choose to see only with eyes of Love”. Pepe Villegas