The paintings of the Argentinean artist Alberto Montoreano
are arriving in Europe. Specially invited to exhibit his works, Montoreano is going to participate in an exhibition at the prestigious Schody Gallery in Warsaw, Poland, from November, 15th to December 3, 2009.
In Argentina, the artist will open his new exhibition at the Palermo H Gallery, on September, 15th.
About his paintings, Alan Pauls, the remarkable journalist, said: "...The paintings of Montoreano, full of ambiguous contours and vertiginous movements of violence, sensuality and dreamlike effects, are portraits distorted by irony and a deliberate exercise of sarcasm..." His works can be seen at www.betomontoreano.com.ar
Alberto Montoreano was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Being a successful photographer for many years, he discovered the art of painting when he became a disciple of Victor Chabs school of abstract automatism. Monotreanos clouded images are portraits deliberately distorted and twisted by irony and sarcasm.
He made individual and group exhibitions in Lagard Gallery, Meeting Point Art Center (Coral Gables, USA), Rodolfo Cascales Gallery, Credicoop Spring Saloon, Lirolay Gallery, Praxis Gallery, Argentinean Society of Plastic Artists SAAP, and others.
Painting is to me a great surprise. Once I start giving shape to images, I get enthusiastic, excited, surprised and sometimes I even end up feeling moved. I speak of surprise because when I start painting I never know what may show up later. Very often, when I appraise a completed work, I feel relieved. Something that I had deep inside has just come out of me and on to the canvas or paper. Then, I can clearly visualize my joy or my loves. Other times I feel I got rid of some nightmare, some dream, some threat, some fear. When I watch the unplanned result, I feel a strong surprise. This surprise remains in me and represents my true pleasure.