Esteban Cabeza de Baca

art4Our friends have been patrons of Columbia Universities graduate art program.  They essentially fund the opportunity for artists to come and spend an extended period of time going to art school at Columbia to learn and also create.  One of the artists that went thru this program is Esteban Cabeza de Baca and I was fortunate enough to go visit his studio.

artEsteban is an incredibly talented young man from San Diego, CA.  He paints what he sees, what he dreams and how he feels.  You can tell that his work is evolving.  It will be very interesting to see where he is in even two years.

art1I took many pictures but these are some of the highlights of his work.

paletI always love to see an artists table.

theartistEsteban is absolutely charming and humble.  This particularly piece behind him I really liked although there was nothing similar to that in the studio.  Where he takes that concept is one that I plan to follow.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Mario Cantin

    I can emotionally connect with all his art you’ve shown here, except the last one. Yet, you like it. It’s nice alright, but it looks to me like he just threw some paint around, no disrespect to Esbetan — evidently a very talented artist. And I’m probably just speaking heresy right now, but abstract art like this has always puzzled me. It would be great if you agreed to demystify it a little. What is it about this that makes it special to an art connoisseur? When I was a kid in art school, I threw a painting together really quickly, like 5 minutes, while the whole class took nearly an hour. The truth is I wanted to get rid of the assignment quickly. To the other students, I was an idiot. To the teacher, it was a great piece of art and she made it the #1 painting of the class. Could have been a stroke of luck, or maybe I tapped into my inner self then; or it more factually was a piece of junk. In any case, I seriously doubt it’s hanging in her living room today 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      great story.

  2. Abstractart Lesson

    Esteban pays attention to nature. His arts are awesome.