Monty Montgomery’s artistic vision can best be described as an emotional language created using his innate intuition about color and object relationships to connect with the viewer. This authentic viewpoint often humbly defies the norm giving his work both power and vulnerability.
Profoundly affected by his upbringing in the rural Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Monty’s work has always been informed by his visceral and emotional reactions to daily experiences whether in exploration of nature or trekking city streets. The epiphany came in his teen years when he began expressing this unique perception of the external world by blending conflicting elements into seamless harmony.
Exposure to divergent settings and combining urban sensory input with his impressions of the natural landscape has inspired a collision into one expression where he attempts, through color theory, mathematics, and abstraction to share his journey and create a unique geometric style.
Photo credit: Holly Jane Sutor
Artwork : “Geo #114” Mural | Montana Gold aerosol on 13′ x 13′ custom triangular wood panel | Porto Vista Hotel in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego, California | November 2019 | https://portovistasd.com