Antonio is also a YouTuber whose channels, he has two, have helped me understand many things and have been a source of inspiration and entertainment for a few years. One of the things I discovered watching and listening to Antonio was that I was not alone in thinking that the work of Joan Miró was ridiculously simple, nonsensical and useless. That Dalí is a second rate painter whose work says absolutely nothing. That most of the art world has turned into the Art Business and that the works of talent-less artists are being sold for millions just so that their investors do not lose the millions they’ve invested. And I am talking about Banksi, Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons among others…
This artist, born in Andalucia, (Aznalcázar, Sevilla), Spain, on the 11th of July 1976, has a doctorate in Fine Arts from the Universidad de Sevilla, specialising in painting and sculpture. He also taught at the Facultad de Bellas Artes de Sevilla.
One of the things I really admire about Villarán is that he tells it to you straight. His words have the weight of his academic training as well as the practical experience he has gained while exercising his craft since the age of thirteen. Therefore I believe he has the intuition and the training to become what he is, a great artist. Antonio believes that art is valued for its aesthetics and art should be aesthetic, not conceptual or discursive and I strongly agree.
His book El arte de no tener talento (“The Art of Having no Talent”) has become a best seller. I strongly recommend it. As I recommend his YouTube channels and his online classes.
Here is the companion post with the work of Antonio García Villarán. One of the things you will notice is that there are a lot of self-portraits. Antonio explains that he does not do this because of narcisism or vanity but because self-portraits are a way to learn more about yourself and a record of how you’ve grown and developed as a human being and an artist. What do you think?
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