Pulling from the world around him, Marco Villegas collects his thoughts with drawings, photographs, writing samples, and iphone sketches, only to respond and repurpose them later in the studio. Carving them into wood panels the ideas are layered, printed, and further manipulated to create contemporary images that hint at worlds passed, maps and topography, or perhaps ancient writing and calligraphy.
Presenting both paintings and prints, each piece elegantly works as both part of a series or alone. A sense of movement and dance, enigmatic and mysterious, the works experiment with depth and field while suggesting fragments of larger stories told in an ancient language.
A graduate of the University of Houston Villegas has shown extensively throughout Texas and is currently listed in Houston Modern Luxury as one of the top five artists to watch in 2014.