The eye of the beholder is one of the main conceptual approaches that Alex gives his abstract works.
Through a cheeky palette of playful and primary colours, his work shows the struggle between reality, emotions and experience itself. Those who look at his work will see something different and can appreciate the colours, shapes or simply the fact that it makes them think.
The works incorporate collages, mixed media and paintings - developing and manipulating their personal experiences, emotions and fictional beliefs to create something that asks the beholder to look inside themselves in a psychiatric and primitive way.
With a frenetic and almost rough technique with paint volumes shaping the organized chaos, he shows his own different approach to reality where the expression of the brushstrokes are the connection with the nostalgic, aesthetic story.
Alex Montaner was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1989. He studied Fashion Design and Design Management in Barcelona. After his studies and work in different fields of design, he started working as a self-taught artist in his studio at London. Particularly obsessed with trying to create and experiment with different dark concepts such a sadness, melancholy or nightmares to portray his own fears to the observer.
Currently he is mainly concerned and inspired by neo romantic references and uncomfortable topics, with an existentialist point of view, where the feelings priorize the experience upon the meaning.