America’s Most Expensive Artist Is Latinx—but No One Knows It
William Villalongo lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Villalongo narrates a conversation between images that through the years have made visible Man’s existential concerns surrounding representation. His figures hover between magic and the reality of being in a body, desire and discord. The surface and materiality of the work breaks between flatness and dimensionality, making the presence of the object an important measure for understanding it. Seeing and recognition become critical metaphors for the artist in framing his subjects.
—Courtesy of The Watermill Center
American, b. 1975, Hollywood, Florida, based in Brooklyn, New York