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Camelia de Montety

Camelia de Montety (1974-)

Camelia de Montety is part of the new generation of French artists who are creating their own wave of contemporary art. Her paintings consciously comment on life, offering meditations on the landscapes, atmospheres and communities of peoples who may be far apart in cultural and aesthetic terms but who on another level are living the same lives, impermanent and yet imperishable.

Thus historical and religious themes and motifs are always present is her work, as the most complex creations of mankind. These are mixed with local and typical, sometimes folkloric features. Her visual vocabulary is unique, combining complex perspectives and bold, exciting colours. These are used to reveal the reality that inspires her, wherever that point happens to be on the canvas. Flowing curved shapes, intricate patterns, luminous reasoning offset by dire doubts, these are the pathways she presents us with, always leading to the heart of the human condition. In her paintings, the artist blends her religious and philosophical beliefs.

The artist, according to Camelia, "discovers new worlds". These words are in perfect accordance with her work. While looking at her paintings, we behold an artist who embraces a sacred mission.

For some years, Camelia de Montety has been painting religious scenes convinced that each time she would create a new world where events have a presence that weighs on viewers with the solidity of history. Following this approach, she started being interested in icons, understood as the actual presence of an original and timeless reality seen by the ancients, by those early Christians for whom the memory of Christ had the living quality of a vision, a wonderful dream.

Camelia de Montety became acquainted with icon techniques through the method developed by the French artist of Russian origin Galia Bitty, whom she met at the Orthodox Centre of Monestier, in Dordogne. When she paints faces from sacred history, Camelia de Montety concentrates her attention on the gaze into which life must be infused, be it with the intensity of the Christ Pantocrator or the sweetness of the Virgin. In her figurative paintings and even - to some extent - in her abstract work, so a fortiori in her icons, there is always a point which gazes back at the viewer, returning his own gaze.


During the years Camelia de Montety paintings and icons were part of several exhibitions: 2016 Curator's Choice Exhibition at Fine Arts Toronto Gallery (Canada); 2015 - Group exhibition of icons at Galerie Bansard, Paris (France); 2015 Group Show of Abstract and Figurative Works Exhibition at Fine Arts Toronto Gallery (Canada); 2015 - Group exhibition of paintings, Castle of Issigeac, Dordogne (France); 2014 Winter Holiday Show of Smaller Works Exhibition at Fine Arts Toronto Gallery (Canada); 2012 - Solo exhibition, Dordogne (France); 2005 - Solo Exhibition Budupast (Hungary); 2004 - Solo exhibition, Gallery Etienne de Causans, Paris (France); 2003 - Salon d'Hiver, Lyon (France); 2002 – Group exhibition, Ecully (France). Camelia de Montety paintings are part of private and corporate collections throughout Europe and North-America.

The Artist as Explorer
"In my view, a painter is an explorer who discovers new worlds and makes them visible for others to travel to. Carpe Diem! Sailing under the flags of enquiry and curiosity, I wish we could all travel from one continent to another, from one idea to another, to new - hitherto unseen and unknown - lands."

Camelia de Montety (www.demontety.com)   


Camelia de Montety's new paintings catalogue "The Artist as Explorer" published in Canada by Fine Arts Toronto Gallery can be downloaded here in electronic format (PDF file). The printed version of the catalogue is now available for purchase at our gallery.

Icons - 2015
"Religious Art, liturgical or not, must continue being Art, since this is the way it can attain universality in this world. Renouncing Art means risking being misunderstood outside one's own historical or geographical field and thus locking oneself in a closed system."

Camelia de Montety (www.demontety.com)   


Camelia de Montety's new art catalogue "Icons - 2015" published in Canada by Fine Arts Toronto Gallery can be downloaded here in electronic format (PDF file). The printed version of the catalogue is now available for purchase at our gallery.

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Europe

France

Camelia de
Montety
(1974-)

Camelia de Montety - Abstract Composition IV (2014)

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Title: Abstract Composition IV (2014)

Medium: Oil on canvas board

Condition: Excellent.

Dimensions: Unframed: 9.45" x 7.1" (24.0cm x 18.0cm)

Signature: Signed lower right, titled on the back.

Literature: Reproduced at page 14 in Camelia de Montety's new paintings catalogue "The Artist as Explorer" published in Canada by Fine Arts Toronto Gallery. Click here to download the catalog in electronic format (PDF file). The printed version of the catalogue is available for purchase at our gallery.

Exhibited: Part of 2015 Annual Skteches Exhibition at Fine Arts Toronto Gallery - click here to view exhibition.

Availability:  Available Available  Price: $750 framed

Note: For clients located in GTA, this painting is eligible for the Program of Free Approval of artworks in your home/office to simplify the decision process!

Request info:   info@fineartstoronto.com    (416)-802-2933

Europe

France

Camelia de
Montety
(1974-)

Camelia de Montety - Pope au coq (2008)

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Title: Pope au coq (2008)

Medium: Oil on canvas board

Condition: Excellent.

Dimensions: Unframed: 19.6" x 27.5" (50.0cm x 70.0cm)

Signature: Signed lower right, titled on the back.

Literature: Reproduced at page 13 in Camelia de Montety's new paintings catalogue "The Artist as Explorer" published in Canada by Fine Arts Toronto Gallery. Click here to download the catalog in electronic format (PDF file). The printed version of the catalogue is available for purchase at our gallery.

Exhibited: Part of 2015 Group Show of Abstract and Figurative Works Exhibition at Fine Arts Toronto Gallery - click here to view exhibition.

Availability:  Available Available  Price: $2,800 unframed / $3,000 framed

Note: For clients located in GTA, this painting is eligible for the Program of Free Approval of artworks in your home/office to simplify the decision process!

Request info:   info@fineartstoronto.com    (416)-802-2933

Europe

France

Camelia de
Montety

(1974-)

Camelia de Montety - L'entree a Jerusalem (2015)

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Title: L'entree a Jerusalem, detail (2015)

Medium: Tempera on canvas

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: Exterior: 11.81" x 9.45" (30.00cm x 24.00cm) / Interior: 8.66" x 7.48" (22.00cm x 19.00cm)

Signature: Signed by artist on the back.

Literature: Reproduced at page 11 in Camelia de Montety's new art catalogue "Icons - 2015" published in Canada by Fine Arts Toronto Gallery. Click here to download the catalog in electronic format (PDF file). The printed version of the catalogue is available for purchase at our gallery.

Availability:  Check gallery  Contact gallery for price and availability

Note: For clients located in GTA, this painting is eligible for the Program of Free Approval of artworks in your home/office to simplify the decision process!

Request info:   info@fineartstoronto.com    (416)-802-2933

Europe

France

Camelia de
Montety

(1974-)

Camelia de Montety - Vierge de tendresse (2014)

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Title: Vierge de tendresse (2014)

Medium: Tempera on wood panel

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 11.81" x 9.45" (30.00cm x 24.00cm)

Signature: Signed and dated by artist on the back.

Availability:  Not Available  SOLD

Europe

France

Camelia de
Montety

(1974-)

Camelia de Montety - Abstract Composition VII (2014)

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Title: Abstract Composition VII (2014)

Medium: Oil on canvas board

Condition: Excellent.

Dimensions: Unframed: 19.6" x 7.8" (50.0cm x 20.0cm)

Signature: Signed lower left, titled on the back.

Literature: Reproduced at page 23 in Camelia de Montety's new paintings catalogue "The Artist as Explorer" published in Canada by Fine Arts Toronto Gallery. Click here to download the catalog in electronic format (PDF file). The printed version of the catalogue is available for purchase at our gallery.

Exhibited: Part of 2015 Group Show of Abstract and Figurative Works Exhibition at Fine Arts Toronto Gallery - click here to view exhibition.

Availability:  Not Available  SOLD