Arturo MONTOTO ECHEVARRIA

Gallery

  • "DONDE SE OCULTA EL ALMA" 2010 Acrylique sur toile/Acrylic on canvas 150x123 cm
  • "Si Tu Quiserias Dejarme Ver Tu Flor"/"Si Tu Voulais Me Laisser Voir Ta Fleur" 2010 Technique mixte sur toile/Mixed media on canvas 100x100
  • "A Veces Vislumbro La Dulzura"/"Parfois J'en Devine La Douceur" 2010 Technique mixte sur toile/Mixed media on canvas 100x100 cm
  • TOMATES 2 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 30,5x45 cm
  • LIMONES CITRONS 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor
  • TOMATES TOMATES 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 42,5x65 cm
  • COCO - NOIX DE COCO 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45X61 cm -non disponible / unavailable
  • GUAYABAS GOYAVES 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45x61 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • MANGOS MANGUES 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45x61 cm
  • BIDÓN SCEAU 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45x61 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • NARANJA ORANGE 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45x61 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • AGUAGATE 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 80x80 xcm
  • TAJADA DE SANDIA TRANCHE DE PASTEQUE 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 80x80 xcm
  • CESTA Y LIMONES PANIER ET CITRONS 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 53x81 cm
  • CATAURO Y GUAYABA PANIER ET GOYAVE 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45X61 cm
  • CANTALOUP II MELON II 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45X61 cm
  • NGANGA 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45x61 cm
  • SANDIA 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45x50 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • BERENJENAS AUBERGINES 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 42,5x65,5 cm
  • PAPAYA PAPAYE 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45 x 50 cm
  • SEMILLA DE SANDIA GRAINE DE PASTEQUE 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 80x60 cm
  • COL CHOUX 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45x61 cm
  • CANTALOUP MELON 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 30,5x45 cm
  • BOCETO CON HORMA ETUDE POUR EMBAUCHOIR 2008 Aquarelle / Watercolor 30,5x45 cm
  • EN LA PUERTA AZUL A LA PORTE BLEUE 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45x61 cm
  • MAMEY 2010 Aquarelle / Watercolor 45x61 cm
  • BALCON SIN FRONTERAS 2008 Huile sur Toile / Oil on canvas 55x60cm
  • LA CIUDAD QUE SE CANSA 2006 Aquarelle sur papier / Watercolor on paper 65,5 X 100cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • LA PROMESA 2009 Huile sur Toile/ Oil on canvas 55x60cm
  • AL DIA SIGUIENTE 2009 Huile sur Toile / Oil on canvas 55x60cm
  • LA CIUDAD QUE SE GOZA 2006 Aquarelle sur papier / Watercolor on paper 65,5 X 100cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • EL CAMINO DEL TABACO 2008 Huile sur Toile / Oil on canvas 120 x 150cm
  • PATIO DE LA HABANA 2008 Huile sur Toile / Oil on canvas 55x60cm
  • LA SEMILLA 2006 Bronze patiné. Edition 1/8 / Bronze 23,5 x 55 x14 cm
  • SEPARACIÓN FAMILIAR 2004 Impression numérique Edition 28/29 / Digital print 47x70 cm
  • ORO CARIBE 2009 Huile sur Toile / Oil on canvas 100x100 cm
  • MONUMENTO A LA VELEIDAD 2004 Calcographie Edition 13/16 / Print 38,5x49,5 cm
  • EL PAN CUBANO 2004 Lithographie Edition 8/16 / Print lithograph 36,8x51 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • BIGORNIA DESCALZA 2004 Lithographie Edition 9/16 / Print lithograph 60.5x83 cm
  • EL BESO 2004 Impression numérique Edition 12/29 / Digital print 47x59 cm
  • EL PODER ABRAZADO 2004 Impression numérique Edition 12/29 / Digital print 60x48.5 cm
  • MEMORIAS DE LARRAZ 2000 Lithographie Edition 8/30 / print lithograph 68.5x95 cm
  • UN ACTO DE DISCRECIÓN 2007 Aquarelle / Watercolor 100x130 cm
  • BOCETO CON CEBOLLAS ETUDE POUR OIGNONS 2008 Aquarelle / Watercolor 30x45 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • BOCETO DE TORANJA CON MORTERO ETUDE POUR PAMPLEMOUSE 2008 Aquarelle / Watercolor 30x45 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • TROMPO 2004 Calcographie Edition 9/16 / Print 38,5x49 cm
  • MUTISMO 2007 Aquarelle / Watercolor 100x130 cm
  • TENTACIÓN 2007 Aquarelle / Watercolor 100x130 cm
  • ETUDE POUR EL CAMINO DEL PASADO 2006 Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • REMEDIO FALSO 2007 Aquarelle / Watercolor 100x130 cm
  • LA DULZURA DEL ABISMO 2002 Eau Forte Edition 57/100 / Print 54,5x69,5 cm
  • LA MALA INTENCIÓN 2007 Aquarelle / Watercolor 100x130 cm
  • RETRATO OCULTO 2007 Aquarelle / Watercolor 100x130 cm
  • LA FABLE DU CHARPENTIER 2005 Bronze, 40 x 30 x 20 cm
  • EL MACHAQUE 2007 Aquarelle / Watercolor 100x130 cm
  • EL INOCENTE 2007 Aquarelle / Watercolor 100x130 cm
  • LA FABLE DU GUERRIER 2005 Bronze, 55 x 30 x 35 cm
  • ETUDE POUR LES ROIS MAGES 2004-2006 Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • ETUDE POUR L'AUTO SUSPENSION DU CANON 2004-2006 Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm - non disponible / unavailable

Artist's Statement

Arturo MONTOTO ECHEVARRIA

THE PAINTING LESSON (Arturo MONTOTO) 

By means of these operative mechanisms of learning the procedures that lead to the pictorial making of a painting, any apprentice can obtain specific visual results. 

If he concludes in a different result, there will remain the need to assemble or build an oeuvre, that is to say, a display of artefacts comprising a block of senses and meanings that could be recognized as someone’s work. 

If on the contrary, he ends up in a result similar to that of the exponent artist, nothing would be won, as there is no sense in repeating an analogue visual experience. Thus both directions are fruitless, demonstrating that the essence of the artistic does not reside in the productive artifice (Poiesis), nor in the capacity (Exis), nor in the knowledge possessed (Episteme), but in all these moments together. 

If the apprentice insists in proceeding anyway, and all these moments would come to converge in him, then he will achieve being a painter, which could again disappoint him when he discovers that he has come to master, with great effort, a means “of expression”, that is currently considered by the institutional spaces of art as not functional, or at least incomplete for producing complex reflections on contemporary art in the great legitimating events and institutions of current art. 

 

Bio

The painter. 

Born in 1953 , in Pinar del Río, Cuba. 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS : 

2008 Exhibition of watercolours, Acacia gallery, Havana, Cuba 

2007 Conversación en el huerto, Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba 

Agua y Metal, watercolours and sculptures, La Acacia gallery, december-january 2008. Havana, Cuba 

2006 Ciudad para ciegos, installation, collateral Havana Biennial. Museum of Colonial Arts, Havana, Cuba 

La fábula del hortelano, Cultural center and of Missionary Animation, San Antonio María Claret, Santiago, Cuba 

Watercolours and sculptures, El templete Restaurant, Old Havana, Cuba 

Bajo presión, grabados 1999-2004, (travelling 2004-2006) Galería de Arte de Colón, Matanzas 

2005 La lección de pintura (the painting lesson), travelling exhibition, Museum of America, Madrid 

Cultural center Capitol, Càceres, Spain 

2004 Ámbitos silenciosos, Oñate Fine Art, Miami, United States ; Centro de Arte, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba ; 

Engravings, Head office of the Cuban Embassy in Moscow, Russia 

SELECTED COLLECTIVE SHOWS : 

2007 Cuidarte. Arte, Salud y Sexualidad (for the Worldwide day of struggle counters the AIDS), Art center of Boyeros, 1 to 8 of December 2007, Havana, Cuba. 

XVII Muestra of Latin-American Painting and Sculpture, Espacio Gallery, September - October, San Salvador, El Salvador. 

New Millenium, Contemporary Cuban Artists, Galería Alovera, Guadalajara, Spain 

2006 Exhibition of contemporary cuban art, Planet Discovery Hall, Center of Beyrouth. 

Lebanon 

Ici et Maintenant (Here and Now), Intemporel gallery, Paris, France 

2005 Six cuban artists, Toot gallery, Cervantes Institute, Egyptian Center for 

Cooperation, Cairo, Egypt 

Mi cuerpo, mi país, ( My body, my country ) Museum of Virginia University, United States 

Islas, Espacios gallery, Madrid, Spain 

COLLECTIONS (selection) 

Museum of Latin-american art (MoLAA), Long Beach, California, the United States. 

Museum of the University of Virginia, United States 

Museum provincial Emilio Bacard í, Santiago of Cuba, Cuba 

Contemporary art center Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba. 

Lowe Art Natural history museum, United States. 

University of Miami, Florida, United States. 

National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba. 

Museum of la basilique du Couvent de Saint François d’Assise, old Havana, Cuba. 

Museums of Vatican, Italy. 

PROA foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Society of Spanish-American friendship, French Guyana. 

Coca-Cola, Santiago, Chile. 

Private collections in France. 

Private foundations in Spain