Painter | Spain
Ivan Montana – Born 1975 in Tarragona/Spain, the artist studies graphic design in Barcelona and painting with Pere Caldero in Reus/Tarragona. Montana started working as a graphic designer and enhanced his work technique as a painter while doing so. 1996 was his first exhibition in Barcelona and since then, he has been working exclusively as a painter.
Montana draws character heads, groups of people and children. He utilizes used packaging material as a background – usually already used cardboard. Occasional integration of leftover adhesives, parts of stickers and cardboard staples. Many of his pictures have collage characteristics. Toy figures remind the artist of his childhood. In his pictures, they stand for our inner child. His works in paper – all one of a kind – round off his offers.The artist is often seen in national and international exhibitions.