About the Exhibition:

Change is the absolute. I believe that it's time to change art with a new dichotomy to the division of thought and action. "Vertical not Horizontal" is a metaphor for a NASA space shuttle. The direction of art in 2020 should not be into the past. The past belongs in museums. The future is vertical. Up and ahead, modern and scientific. Art and science go together. The future is here.

Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Salvador Dalí applied the Golden Rule to their compositions. "The Last Supper", "The Sistine Chapel", "The Persistence of Memory." I erased any trace of the Golden Rule in my early mural painting compositions. I thought it had nothing to do with the final painting. Now I want to show it. My style of painting is very obvious the Golden Rule.

Color, shape, function, form, texture, and beauty. Primary colors straight out of the tube. Minimal Mixing. I let the shapes evolve. Squares, cubes, triangles, rectangles, octagons, circles, pentagons, and rhombuses. I go where my painting takes me. It leads, I follow.

Imagination, innovation, improvisation, and motivation. Where does creativity come from? I always leave a small amount of space between color and shapes. The viewer fills in the space with his eves and his mind. The viewer becomes part of my painting. I allow physical lighting to become part of my painting. Change is constant. Every day you will see something different.
- Esteban Villa, 2020

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The Delta-Bouldin Island
Acrylic on Canvas
36"x48"

The Sacramento River at Tyndall Landing
Acrylic on Canvas
8"x10"

The Sacramento River at Knights Landing
Acrylic on Canvas
8"x10"

The Sacramento River at the Confluence with the Feather
Acrylic on Canvas
8"x10"

The Sacramento River at the Pocket
Acrylic on Canvas
8"x10"

The Delta Islands-Bethel
Acrylic on Canvas
8"x8"

The Delta-Mandeville
Acrylic on Canvas
8"x8"

The Delta Islands-Venice
Acrylic on Canvas
8"x8"

The Delta Islands-Bacon (Mmm... bacon)
Acrylic on Canvas
8"x8"

Fields near Clarksburg (Spring)
Acrylic on Canvas
5"x7"

Fields near Courtland (Summer)
Acrylic on Canvas
5"x7"

Fields near Hood (Fall)
Acrylic on Canvas
5"x7" [SOLD]

Fields near Ryde (Winter)
Acrylic on Canvas
5"x7" [SOLD]

Fields near Walnut Grove
Acrylic on Canvas
5"x7"

Yolo Fields
Acrylic on Canvas
4"x5"

Garden Fields
Acrylic on Canvas
4"x5" [SOLD]

New Fields
Acrylic on Canvas
4"x5"

Airport Fields
Acrylic on Canvas
4"x5"

Bouldin Islands Fields
Ink & Charcoal on Canvas
6"x8"

Grand Island Fields
Ink & Charcoal on Canvas
6"x8"

Medford Island Fields
Ink & Charcoal on Canvas
6"x8"

Quimby Island Fields
Ink & Charcoal on Canvas
6"x8"