Modern Eden Gallery presents the fourth major ME solo exhibition from gallery artist Emilio Villalba. In this new body of work, the artist explores interior spaces, personal artifacts, and symbols of his life. Further abstraction of the figure results into a collection of composite forms, flashes of memory, that when combined, read like intricate narratives, telling the story of their maker—telling the life of the artist.

This recognizable departure from the figure, shows the artists range and reveals his passion for the abstract. While referencing works by Velasquez, Picasso, and Philip Guston, the artist has founded a unique method for communicating representational narratives through a combination of rendered and abstract forms.

A Southern California native, Emilio Villalba received his BFA from the Art Institute of California in 2006, and his MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in 2011. He currently lives and works in San Francisco and is represented by the gallery.

Modern Eden Gallery welcomes the public on the evening of November 10, 2018 from 6 PM–9 PM to host an artist’s reception and artwork debut. Emilio Villalba will be in attendance and limited edition prints will be available on a first come basis to those who attend. Complimentary drinks will be served.