In the Agustín de la Hoz Arrecife’s House of Culture, a large sample of the painter Alfredo Montaña’s work is exhibited until September 28. The exhibition can be visited completely free of charge from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and in the morning on weekends.
In the upper floor of the House of Culture is where Retrospective is housed, the exhibition of this natural artist from Oviedo, and art historian from the University of Salamanca. Fifty years have passed since he exhibited for the first time in León, finding in painting his true vocation in which he turned with passion thereafter.
When we see his work for the first time we are shocked by the strength of its geometric and angular shapes that, although at first they may seem static, the power that their protagonists give off seems hat they’re goingo to look at you or to tell you something without even opening their lips to speak about their loneliness even if they are surrounded by people.
The scenes portrayed in the canvases range from still lifes, to nightclubs, the life that develops in them and music. All with a unique geometric style which draws from the depths of the characters he paints.
This Retrospective, which navigates the last fifty years of Alfredo Montaña as a painter, reflects his passing through the gatherings of Café Gijón, a café that is famous for hosting the greatest national artists on its tables throughout the 20th century. In his work, you can also see his passing through New York and the atmosphere, his love of bulls or those Picasso touches of the blue era.
In one of the rooms there is also a documentary, very interesting, about the author’s life. In short, Alfredo Montaña’s Retrospective is an exhibition that you can not miss. If you like art you will enjoy a lot with those distant and lonely characters.