Ixrael Montes [ENG]
In his artworks, he gives life to elements from his childhood and that is how between
colors, lines, and contrasts coexist. Lizards, fishes, birds, dogs, lobsters are present too in his art. His color palette is reinterpreted in different nuances. His energies have been dedicated to building his proposal that today keeps him in a strong and bold line.
He masters several techniques, such as oil, acrylic, encaustic, sand, bronze sculpture, ceramic, high temperature, and engraving in different modalities.
Career and education:
His appreciation for art began at a young age when he was six years old. When he turned19 years he moved to Oaxaca to study visual arts at the School of Fine Arts
of Oaxaca, and he specialized in painting and graphics after he graduated he joined the plastic art Workshop ¨Rufino Tamayo¨, in the same city.
Most important exhibitions:
The exhibitions of his art began in 1996 and as he visited cities within Mexico such as Monterrey, Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, Puebla, Veracruz, San Luis Potosí, Guadalajara, Chihuahua, Tijuana, among others.
And in several countries, such as the Taro Okamoto Museum in Kawasaki, Japan, the Museum Brownsville Museum of Fine Art in Texas, USA and the Il Bisonte per lo Foundation gallery studio dell’arte grafica, in Florence, Italy.
“My work has been influenced by African and Mixtec art. It's like a portal to my roots, to the landscapes, stories and legends of the Costa Chica. ”