I recently accepted an invite to attend a viewing reception of Amador Montes’ work at the RAMM where they were celebrating Mexico with The Other Wall exhibition. Amador is an extremely versatile artist who uses techniques including, but definitely not limited to, screen printing, oils and sgraffito, therefore creating a visually interesting and diverse collection. The subject of his work was mainly fish and birds, amongst some other wildlife, which were ‘intervened’ each piece of work. The wall becomes a blank space which is a place to convey visual dialogue without any boundaries, making his pieces extremely expressive.
There was a great sense of uniting at the exhibition, with the artist donating a digital graphic of one of his ‘intervened’ pieces to the RAMM, symbolically leaving part of The Other Wall in Exeter. This was not only a celebration of a beautiful collection and Mexican art, but also that his work was a link, and unite, to cities and countries.
It was a wonderful event which all involved should be proud of.
The Other Wall finishes April 22nd and more of his work can be found on his website.