Arturo Montoya, a surreal, abstract and dematerialist artist, whether the subject of his work is
scenery of nature, an object, a building or a portrait, he expresses his art by exploiting its
perspectives, angles and composition in a dynamic manner, not only by the layout of the theme,
but with geometrical shapes and colors in a dramatic and insightful view of the subject matter.
He attempts to combine realism with fantasy in search of a unique way to dematerialize his
subjects in order to trigger the observer’s imagination and to travel in what he calls
“The observer’s time dimension”.
His paintings deal with the past, present and future of his subjects, combined with a presence
of a living being such as a human shape, a face or a hand. Arturo’s fascination with “time travel”
becomes evident as the observer progressively walks towards the painting and finds new things
as he/she gets closer, as expressed in “Soul of the Beholder”. In this piece the first observation
from a considerable distance is of an eye with its eyebrow, but as the observer gets closer
he/she can appreciate the face of a woman inside the iris.
Another painting expressing “Time Travel” is “Winds of Change”in which the theme is the past,
present and future as depicted by a sailboat at sea… this are my original paintings