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Montes(José Luis Montes)

José Luis Montes

Montes

Mexico

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Flotsam

Flotsam

$580.00 USD w65 x h50 x d0.1 CM

Hippocampus pedaling

Hippocampus pedaling

$770.00 USD w40 x h135 x d0.2 CM

Tehuano Air

Tehuano Air

$495.00 USD w28.5 x h38 x d0.2 CM

Starry night

Starry night

$640.00 USD w50 x h70 x d1.5 CM

Veloped

Veloped

$770.00 USD w45 x h135 x d0.2 CM

In the clouds

In the clouds

$840.00 USD w90 x h60 x d0.2 CM

Who's looking

Who's looking

$420.00 USD w45 x h30 x d0.2 CM

Water flower

Water flower

$420.00 USD w45 x h30 x d0.2 CM

The shawl and the flowers

The shawl and the flowers

$825.00 USD w54 x h81 x d1.3 CM

Who's looking blue edition

Who's looking blue edition

$420.00 USD w45 x h30 x d0.2 CM

Soy tú

Soy tú

$450.00 USD w44 x h31 x d0.2 CM

Black and parrot

Black and parrot

$980.00 USD w112 x h76 x d4 CM

Soul window

Soul window

$1,145.00 USD w101 x h70 x d6 CM

Out of water

Out of water

$995.00 USD w112 x h76 x d4.2 CM

From heaven to earth

From heaven to earth

$990.00 USD w90 x h70 x d2 CM

Introspection II

Introspection II

$450.00 USD w42 x h29 x d0.1 CM

101 Shades of Blue

101 Shades of Blue

$1,190.00 USD w130 x h95 x d4.7 CM

The cross

The cross

$320.00 USD w20 x h35 x d0.2 CM

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Concept

As an artist I have always appreciated and experienced the contrast between light and shadow, but without a doubt the most characteristic of my work is the intense colour and the spontaneous, deliberately imperfect stroke, is one of the ways in which I express the freedom that means for me the act o...
As an artist I have always appreciated and experienced the contrast between light and shadow, but without a doubt the most characteristic of my work is the intense colour and the spontaneous, deliberately imperfect stroke, is one of the ways in which I express the freedom that means for me the act of painting.
Most of my work has a strong symbolism, totally subjective, so the fish represent the freedom of feelings and inner strength, while the masks, are the means to interpret the mystic, the sacred and the symbolic, without any pretence of wrap it in a religious mood, if not rather making reference to everything that we experience as individuals, what we look at, what we speak and all those silences that we hide.
I also try to print in my work a sense of searching and interpretation of the environment, I often include everyday elements that I use to form and assemble the work as an allegory, guiding the observer into the painting, so that from there he can discover his own interpretation, thus giving a personal value to the work.

Biography

Born in Cholula in 1968, José Luis Montes discovered his passion for painting at the early age of 12, from that moment he began a non-regulated training that led him to start in the world of painting, experimenting with all the techniques described in the books that he finds in the libraries of the...
Born in Cholula in 1968, José Luis Montes discovered his passion for painting at the early age of 12, from that moment he began a non-regulated training that led him to start in the world of painting, experimenting with all the techniques described in the books that he finds in the libraries of the State of Puebla. Later he becomes a disciple of the painter Eduardo Villanueva who instructs him for several years in his workshop in the Barrio del Artista, in the same city of Puebla, it is here where he holds his first solo exhibition in 1991, later he will exhibit at the Cholula House of Culture in 1993, at the Santa Rosa Museum in 1995, at the Fiesta Americana hotel and at the Casa del Caballero Águila, both in 1997. He begins to work on these dates in a restoration workshop where he has the opportunity to discover and work with ancient techniques that captivate him and with which he still works today in his works, often combining them with current techniques. In 2000 he moved to live in Tulum, in Quintana Roo, where he participated for several years in the Sea Turtle Festival and where in 2007 he obtained the second prize in the Turtle Contest in Xcaret, in 2013 he participated at the Caribbean Festival. In 2016 he moved again, this time to Spain, where he participated in a group exhibition in Madrid at the Eka & Moor Gallery and at the FIG Bilbao at the hand of the Espai d'Art 32 gallery, which is still representing him in Spain. In 2017 he holds a solo exhibition in Casa de Cultura de Mieres, Asturias and in 2018 he held a new solo exhibition in La Revoltosa, Gijón. This same year he moved back to Mexico and settled in Tequisquiapan, Querétaro where he exhibited in the Plaza Pedregal in January 2019 and in December at the Centro Seis, in addition to participating in group exhibitions at the Rulfo Gallery in june
In sept 2021 he participed with Sala Marte gallery in the collective expo "Despojando la Normalidad" in City of México

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