Soft & Touch Therapy
“Soft and Touch Therapy - In German, it could be translated as gestalt, denoting form and configuration, the final product of a perceptive and healing act. From that point of view we can then examine these artworks. They emerge as a response to the artist’s lifelong pursuit of intangible emotions in which he creates a unique language of dimensions, colors and textures.
Perfect, meticulous bare objects present themselves as reflective, instantaneous, fragile and crystalline, plastic and moldable. They speak to us about time, about pain, about ties, about emotion. But they also silence and obscure. Proximity and distance. Movement and freezing. Skin and resin. They become dialogue and silence. Provocation. Absolute.” – Ana de Blase
Villanueva was born in Madrid, Spain and currently lives and works in Palma de Mallorca. He graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid in 1993. Prior to that, he began studying drawing and sculpture in 1984. His artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe.