NEW YORK — Montilla in New York, a solo art exhibit of talented artist Ricky Montilla will be featured at the lobby of the Philippine Center in New York from February 27 to March 9, 2012.
Known for his “kois” subjects, Montilla will be exhibiting 15 new works in oil on canvas including a number of “kois” paintings. Koi is one of Montilla’s best selling works because of his portrayal and execution of colors that interplay with his distinct brush strokes including the accurateness of koi patches according to its breed.
His style of painting is a fusion of impressionism and realism. Montilla captures the image of objects and allows his audience to perceive the many things that are around them. His style not only focuses on impression but also influences his viewer to see his style as realism.
His subjects revolve around nature such as florals, pond, swans and Japanese kois, figures and market scenes. He also dabbled successfully in background animation. Some of his artworks are published in a number of coffee table books including in the Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, Vol. 1.
Montilla says that the main influence of his artistic works comes from the inspiration of God, his wife and his two daughters.
A graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, Montilla has had several one-man shows and group shows in the Philippines and in some countries in Asia. Last year, he also joined a group show in Seattle, Washington.
Montilla in New York will debut on February 27 with cocktails at 6 p.m. Guests-of-honor includes the Consul General Mario de Leon, Jr., Deputy Consul General and PCMB-NY Manager, Ma. Theresa B. Dizon-De Vega, and Consul Zaldy Patron, Head of Economic, Political and Visa Sections of the Philippine Consulate.