Patricio Villanueva is a Mexican artist who works at the intersection of photography, sculpture, and sound. Central to his practice, which he labels fictional abstraction, is the act of spatial creation (physical and theoretical).
His work explores the emotional spectrum emanating from the photographic medium's constructive properties. His inspiration comes from the structure, expressiveness, and fluidity found in music, as well as from spatial forms of art, and nostalgic memories growing up during the massification of digital technology.
The artist builds his own space by combining the spontaneous with the controlled, and the tangible with simulated ways of imagining and projecting his vision. This juxtaposition is reflected in his choice of materials; balancing the physicality of acrylic and rocks with the airy qualities of water, sound, and light.
Not preoccupied with establishing linear narratives, the artist celebrates image-making through experimentation as a principle and method. His images become fragments that add to a constant process of world-building.
Patricio Villanueva lives and works in London.