Brand new to our Art Collection is one of New Bedford's very talented
Illustrators/Street Artists: Joel Monty.
His work is contemporary and fresh and he seems to create his own world by assimilating relationships between symbols and images. Monty possesses a relationship with the concepts of construction, destruction, and the incorporation of self which makes his work unique and intriguing.
While trading and purchasing artwork I have noticed that my taste more and more leans toward predominantly black and white 2-D works that have strong graphic and illustrative qualities as well as black and white contemporary photographs. Quite strange for a semi abstract painter who is known for her vibrant Caribbean colors and layered application of paint melting through multiple dimensions within her work.
In graphic-like works there are aspects that I was never allowed to do as a Fine Artist Painter in art school, such as sharp clean edges, patterning and stark symmetrical compositions which I do enjoy from time to time. It is actually surprising to see what kind of work artists gravitate to when it comes to purchasing and owning other artwork. Interesting indeed.
This New Bedford native Joel Monty has recently headed to San Francisco to further his art career. Below is a great article that was in the Standard Times on Monty taking a leap of faith to pursue his dreams: