New York-based Filipino artist Ricky Montilla will hold his first one-man exhibit at the Philippine Center Gallery on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan from Feb. 27 to March 9.
“Montilla in New York,” which is open to the public, will feature 15 of the artist’s new works in oil on canvas, including “koi” (carp fish), which is among his favorite subjects and best selling works.
His style is a fusion of realism and impressionism.
A cocktail reception to formally open the show will be held on Feb. 27 starting at 6 p.m.
Consul General Mario de Leon, Jr., Deputy Consul General Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega and Consul Zaldy Patron will be the guests of honor.
Montilla’s works are intended to catch the eyes of the viewers and move the hearts from the subtle interplay of colors with distinct brushstrokes.
His main influences are Fernando Amorsolo, Claude Monet and John Singer Sargeant, to name a few.
His subjects revolve around nature such as florals and ponds, to the beauty of swans and Japanese kois, figures and market scenes.
His inspirations come from God, his wife and two daughters, he said.
A fine arts graduate of the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Montilla has had several one-man shows and group shows in the Philippines and some parts of Asia.
He had his first U.S. show in Seattle, Washington last year.
For particulars, call Zeny Avila of the Philippine Center at 212.575.4774.