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Arts & Culture

Villa del Arte Galleries

Written by Paula

Founded in 1996 by Jutta Huisman, Nemo Jantzen, and Bert van Zetten, Villa del Arte Galleries is a fascinating art gallery that is committed to exhibiting amazing art, particularly by lesser-known artists.

It is today one of the most important contemporary art galleries in Catalonia, representing over 30 national and international artists in the areas of painting, sculpture and photography.

Villa del Arte Galleries has showcased works by some of their talented artists in renowed international fairs like Asia Contemporary Art Show, Art Chicago, Art Stage Singapore, AAF, Art Taipei, Art Palm Beach, Contemporary Istanbul, India Art Fair and Art Toronto.

The artists of Villa del Arte Galleries

Françoise Niellyart barcelona

Françoise Nielly is a French knife-painter who is famous for his loud use of color, particularly in close-up portraits. One of his most famous works is his portrait of American president Barack Obama.

Frank E Hollywood   

This young Dutch painter has had his work compared to works of major artists like Gustav Klimt and Andy Warhol. Discover Frank E Hollywood’s work at Villa del Arte Galleries, or by browsing his paintings at his official website.


Liechennay is an Indonesian artist who draws his inspiration in the shapes of nature and life. The artists has created a variety of stunning sculptures, using metal which he welds and shapes to obtain impressive forms.

Anja Luithle

Born in 1968 at Offenbach, Germany, Anja Luithle has had her work showcased in exhibitions around the world. Anja Luithle creates installations, figurines, bags and shoes.

Michael James Talbot

Michael James Talbot is an extremely talented sculptor from Staffordshire, England. His work has been showcased around the world, having sold a number of pieces that have become part of public and private collections. You can see some of Michael James Talbot’s inspiring work at the artist’s Facebook Page

Julio Nietoart barcelona

Born in Vizcaya in 1964, Julio Nieto is a skillful sculptor who has had his work showcased in tens of art fairs all over Spain. His work has granted him a variety of awards.

Walking by Villa del Arte Galleries, you will certainly by struck by the sight of Nieto’s impressive metallic sculptures, “Por qué me echaran del cielo?”, “Lo llevo bien” and “Coreografia”.

Galleria Villa del Arte works from Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 11 pm and is located at Calle de la Tapineria, 39, right next to Catedral de Barcelona. The best way to get there is by taking the yellow line (L4) of the subway and exiting at the stop called Jaume I.

About the author


Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

1 Comment

  • Several years ago I purchased a piece at the Palm Beach Art and Jewelry show.
    Time has passed and the entire art has discolored to yellow, not displayed in sunlight.
    Needless to say I am very displeased, is there anything that can be done.

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