Ale Montañez © 2016 Expressionist painter of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Planet Earth.

Entradas de GALERIA



Measurements: 230 x 140 cm.

Technique: acrylic on canvas.

I painted this picture to leave all the pain I have felt in recent months in print. I knew it would be black, but I never imagined I would suffer so much in terms of its creation before I could at last sign it.

The same feelings I felt and had forgotten returned to me. It was like returning to the back of the cave when I was almost seeing the light. Tears and a knot in my stomach that again left me barely able to eat.

I started it in early April but I should have done it during the months of January and February, when the suffering was till in full blast. I could not paint it at that time because, as I have reflected in the work, I was left psychologically without hands or legs. Immobile.

The colour black which pervades it all symbolises that I did not have the presence of mind to get up and understand the situation that was happening to me.

Black tears come out of the sockets because my eyes did not see what I wanted to see and could not see anything else. In the stomach there is another black hole that symbolises the wound in the emotions, which went right in and broke up everything in its path: my beliefs, dreams, experiences and even my innocence remained there.

It had some roses that I could not paint but I know they are there. I look and see them.

The moon the shape of a brainteaser and symbolises the turns I have taken to get to the same place: the acceptance of reality.

Coloured hands speak to me of the good things that have happened during this period of pain and the learning process that has accompanied this stage. They symbolize that I felt it, experienced it, transmuted it and I can move forward without rancour, with a new and eager soul for what life brings me.

This picture effectively paralysed my pace of work. Every time I went into the studio my hands kept going to the black paint and after two minutes I had to get out of there. It was like facing a demon that paralysed me and drove me to lie down in bed. After four or five days I would go back again for him, but again he would win the battle. This is how the whole month elapsed.

Today I beat him (28th April 2013), and I could sign it and now write about it.

I feel good because that pain is already out of me and has not taken possession over my studio. I will not have to see it in there inside and I know that now the COLOUR will return to my work.

Pikolo popotito

Pikolo popotito

Medidas: 95 x 78 cm.

Measurement: 95 x 78 cm.

Technique: Acrylic on canvas.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Gabríel Celaya)

"Don’t take the spoon in your left hand.

Don’t put your elbows on the table.

Fold your napkin.

This, to start with.

Take the square root of three thousand three hundred and thirteen.

Where is Tanganika? What year was Cervantes born in?

You’ll get a zero for behaviour if you talk to your classmate.

This, the next thing to do. 

Do you think it’s right for an engineer to write poetry?

Culture is decoration and business is business.

If you continue with that girl we will close the door on you.

That, to be able to live.

Don’t be so crazy. Be polite. Do the right thing.

Don’t drink. Don’t smoke. Don’t cough. Don’t breath.

That’s right, don’t breath. Say no to all of the “no”s, and rest; Die”

This was my painting with acrylic. That small being came out which transmits a sensation of solitude, in a work which it finds strange.

This title is Italian written my way, and in honour of Francesco Ferlisi and his wife Michela. Two people who I think very highly of.

They were some of the first to see my painting and to encourage me to continue painting.

I shall always have the feeling of the time when Franchesco saw the painting for the first time and felt shiver. Until then only two people very close to me had seen my works, but to achieve that a great artist feels such an emotion while contemplating this painting was a real gift for me.

I invite you to visit my website and to enjoy my works where you will see their skill and the cleanness of my works. To me from transit a lot of balance.