Life After Life

06May13

Alvaro Montagna

Proving that one can always re-invent “Life After Life,” emerging from Winter, Green Provocateur is pleased to be debuting artist Alvaro Montagna and his recent 2013 work in his first solo show entitled “Life After Life.” Opening May 17 in New York, the show will run from the 18th to the 31st of May. The opening follows Montagna’s inclusion in two high-profile group exhibits in 2012, one presented by The New York Times and the other on the jumbotrons in Times Square.

For The Green Provocateur, these images are powerful talismans for contemplation. And, yes, the opportunity to collect an emerging artist at the onset!

Alvaro Montagna Roots

In a prolific first year as an emerging artist, Montagna debuted in July 2012 when several of his pieces, depicting evocative mixed media images of tree roots, placed him as a top ten finalist from over 35,000 international artists in Artists Wanted” in partnership with the Times Square Alliance and Chashama. As part of the exhibition, “Art Takes Times Square,” three Montagna images were in rotation on the famous jumbotrons in Times Square. In October 2012, Montagna was chosen for “Voces” an exhibit of up and coming Hispanic artists, poets and musicians from all over Latin America at The New York Times headquarters. The May show is curated and presented by Jade Dressler; Natalie Burlutskaya and Maria Kordova of re:artiste, Montagna’s representation agency, and Green Provocateur, as we debut our new e-commerce gallery platform focused on nature-focused art by featuring Montagna’s limited edition prints.

Itchy shopping fingers please click here on May 17th.

Alvaro Montagna ChargeLR

The Green Provocateur is Provoked With Pleasure.

Montagna’s images isolate the intricate workings of tree roots, exposing a deep emotional sensitivity to what is usually unseen and underground. A new metaphor for worlds beneath the surface is revealed, both twisted and touching at the same time, inviting viewers to look at relationships and emotions in new layered ways. Montagna’s images are created in mixed media photography, painting and collage work on canvas and they begin with walks in Nature…

Processing in Nature, So Elementary for Human Beings.

Montagna’s pieces begin with his introspective walks in the woods or fields where he seeks out a specific root formation and captures it with photography. Back in his studio, he digitally isolates it from its surroundings to reveal the form of his original vision and his discoveries in the process. Individual sections are then separated out, printed, painted and varnished together to create the final piece, much like a mosaic.

The show will exhibit nine works ranging in varied sizes averaging 72 x 60 inches. Also displayed will be prints representing the limited edition print offerings of Montagna’s art through the launch of the Green Provocateur e-commerce platform. Green Provocateur has included Alvaro Montagna since its inception in 2011 among its rotating group of artists. The new platform will offer Alvaro Montagna prints in sizes ranging from 8 x 10 inches to 72 x 60 inches.

We Love you Long Time. 

Curator of Green Provocateur (aka appearing as a corporate Marketing Director in the person of Jade Dressler) hired Alvaro many moons ago as Creative Director for an international music brand, where together they raved ’round the world.

Montagna was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, you can read all about his prolific design career here to bring you up to his present…LIFE AFTER LIFE when he became “un artiste.” In 2011, Montagna expanded his personal photography ventures and in two years he has amassed a body of work included in private collections and public exhibitions. Go to  www.alvaromontagna.com to see more work and be inspired to create your own “life after life.”

And come! Come to our opening and say hi! Here is your invite.

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