Local artist, Roberto Gil de Montes, unveiled his new series of paintings and chalk pastels at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica, California yesterday. The show, entitled “Hecho en México,” runs through May 17.
The Los Angeles Times writes, “The 62-year-old artist – whose first solo show in nearly 10 years opens at Bergamot Station’s Lora Schlesinger Gallery on Saturday – was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and as a teenager, his family lived in East Los Angeles. He’s spent the last nine years living in the small beach town of La Peñita, Nayarit, Mexico and in Echo Park, where he still keeps a home, while also traveling extensively throughout India and Europe for inspiration.”
According to the Huffington Post, “Roberto Gil de Montes’ paintings exist in a hazy terrain somewhere between Mexico and Los Angeles, art history and folklore, a memory and a dream. His works are tapestries of life as it exists around us and as it lives in our minds, weaved together into two-dimensional fields. His colors are as buttery and sharp as morning, rendered with the soft edges of a legend partly forgotten. “Hecho en México,” a new series of neo-surrealist artworks, are the perfect antidote to gallery trends and their clever emptiness.”
Congratulations Roberto, from the entire Jaltemba Bay Life team!