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Duvian Montoya | OBSERVATIONAL JOURNEY

Montoya states “My paintings’ act as a personal journal of observations made during my travels, childhood, family and life experiences that have left long lasting impressions in my shadowy brain. These impressions are what drive me to create multiple series of work that reflect my life and the time in which we/I live in. As an artist I feel that reflecting the time we live in is my duty and my hope is to immortalize our time in my own sense of style and interest. My process comes from studying and admiring the great artists of the past and trying to recreate their sense of volume, depth and emotion in my own swirl of line, brushwork and color which allows me to get lost in the work and in which I hope the viewer would too.”

OBSERVATIONAL JOURNEY, an installation by Duvian Montoya opens at the NCC East Campus Gallery on Wednesday, November 2, 2011OBSERVATIONAL JOURNEY, an installation by Duvian Montoya opens at the NCC East Campus Gallery on Wednesday, November 2, 2011OBSERVATIONAL JOURNEY, an installation by Duvian Montoya opens at the NCC East Campus Gallery on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Duvian Montoya has always been inspired by the hard working Colombian parents who exposed him to all aspects of the Latin Culture and who nourished his passion for art at an early age. Determined to become an artist, he attended Manhattan's, School of Visual Art where he explored various mediums that would influence him throughout his career. After S.V.A., he accepted a position restoring early nineteenth century lithographs for museums, galleries and private collectors around the world, followed by travels to Europe to study the techniques used by the old masters. Upon his return to the states, he entered the emerging art scene of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he pursued his future as a painter and artist, continuing to develop his own distinct and unique voice using line, brushwork and color to establish volume, depth, energy and emotion in his work. Despite his love for the New Mexican culture, Montoya was drawn back to the Northeast to focus on his painting. His current work exemplifies his cultural history, social issues, his personal observations on everyday life, and documents the journey of his life. Montoya’s work is a combination of color and line in a swirl of brushstrokes that draws the viewer to the subject matter and/or theme of the painting. Montoya’s work has been displayed in galleries and museums around the country, and is collected all over the world. His most recent exhibitions have taken place at the Kyung-In Museum of Art in South Korea, Park Fine Art in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut, Gallery 707 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and GE Headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut.

An artist’s talk and reception will be held on Wednesday,November 2, 2011, from 5:30–7:00 pm. The show closes January 11, 2012.

The NCC Art Gallery hours are Monday–Thursday 9:00 am–9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, closed on Sunday. For further information contact Susan Hardesty, Director of the NCC Art Gallery, at shardesty@ncc.commnet.edu or 857-7197.

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