Alberto Villar, born in Spain, studied photography and painting at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He also studied at EFTI, a school of photography and a visual center with renowned instructors such as Ronsangela Renno, Cristina García Rodero or Ramón Masats. Alberto Villar started as a painter but soon his pictorial practice led him to photography, a medium where he found the language that best condenses and captures his fascination for the behaviour of matter.
This photograph series came about as the shaping of a process that is a continual game of construction and destruction, informed by visual pleasure and the search for an image that might concentrate and register the essence and intensity of that ritual. His artistic process includes surrounding himself with the primary organic and synthetic matter that he is drawn to, he then proceeds to construct ephemeral sculptures: busts of pseudo-selves, pseudo-characters, and states of being rather than unique beings, these become the foundations of his craft.
In recent years his work has been included in group exhibitions in France, Spain and lately in The Netherlands at Unseen Photo Fair 2013, represented by Michael Hoppen Gallery from London His works at Unseen were praised in the Finanical Times in a review by Francis Hodgson.
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