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Jesus Carlos Villalonga is a passionate man with solid
beliefs and strong ideals. He is analytical and critical of the evolution of
mankind, but is always willing to embrace the positive in anything or anyone.
His paintings and drawings overflow with symbolism and meaning, and are devoid
of any gratuitous elements. Everything matters to him; it is all
As a child growing up in Catalina, Spain, he lived in a large
house where his father owned an extensive art collection. His imagination was
always in full gear. He always loved to draw, but especially loved when his work
was criticized; he favored the pieces that his teachers did not. Once, he won an
art competition at his school, but had entered one of his brother's pieces; he
had given of his own drawings to some less-talented friends, who also won
prizes. Obviously a well-humored boy, who later became a well-humored man; with
a twist of cynicism. As he grew up, he realized that he was an artist. He wanted
to paint "not what one sees, but what one wants to see". He studied at the
Barcelona School of Fine Arts where he learned the techniques he used and
modified throughout his career.
In 1954, he relocated to Montreal where
his first business venture was selling his paintings door-to-door. The following
year, he was supposed to hold his first Canadian solo exhibition at the
University of Montreal, but it was shut down hours before opening. He was never
given an explanation. His actual first Canadian solo show took place at the
Dominion Gallery, who carried the artist's work until it's closing.
twist of irony, in 1971, the University of Montreal commissioned Villalonga to
paint a mural at the entrance of the Faculty of Law. Since then, he has painted
murals and frescoes all around Canada and in Spain, and has exhibited his work
in several galleries internationally.
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