A painting by Hector Villarroel reveals the trajectory journeyed up through the present in a canvas prepared in a way that suggests what was cast aside, the remnants, what is not visible. It suggests material held in reserve f or paintings yet on the horizon. When he creates a painting, shades and hues transit to new paintings. The painter, to his credit, retains strokes and shapes that increasingly acquire a sense of place in multiple variations of color, invented in any artist’s mind, and at some point, these variations converge in the point of view comprised by the new painting.
Heriberto Lopez, art critic. Brussels, 2019