Ale Montañez, was born in Tenerife (Spain) being the oldest of the brothers, raised in an environment within a fairly large family, for different adverse reasons of life. Montañez responds to his feelings through painting, being for him is an escape, where he can express what he feels, what he has seen or what he imagines. During Montañez’s travels he has learnt stories that he later captures in his paintings. He began to work in a small format, but after time, he concentrated on a bigger format with a change of technique, the latter was carried out and would be exhibited by different rooms of museums, galleries, exhibitions and biennials.
What would you tell him/her about your art so he would buy it?
A few years ago, I created a painting for Lady Gaga, I was inspired by it in the "force" tarot card. In a concert that the artist performed in the city of Amsterdam. I moved with the painting to make it come, since from my point of view, it is a letter that represents her, for all the adversities that she had to overcome in life, being the person that it is today.
How would you describe yourself? And your artwork? What drives you?
I am a conceptual artist, who always paints what inspires me and that art is the answer to sensations.
Can you tell us what you have going on right now?
I am inspired by nature, the little things in life. Artists block is complicated, when this happens to me I need to see the sea, to feel its renewing energy. My art will continue to grow and evolve, I will continue doing what I like and I will give it to know the world. Right now I am in a stage of connection with the earth, reflected with flowers and animals.
I know my artwork is finished when…?
Every time I finish creating a piece of work, I look at it, if I feel that I do not need to express anything else, I sign.
Which are your favorite artists?
When I exhibited in Florence, commissioned by art curator Virginia Bazzechi, at Dante Museum
Best exhibition ever participated in…?
Vincent Van Gogh
Greatest achievements so far…?
To have exhibited my work in three continents, America, Europe and Asia
Would love to exhibit my work in …
I am very happy to exhibit my work so that everyone can see it, especially in these moments that I have been able to take my art to Tokyo, where people will be able to see different parts of my art.