About Montana Engels

Contemporary Artist
About Montana Engels


About Montana Engels

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About Montana Engels
MONTANA ENGELS is a contemporary artist, born in Belgium in 1993. 

Studies
She studied at the Antwerp International School. Where she claimed to have discovered that the most difficult field in art; portraits, was something she was fairly good at. She won the IB Art award in 2011, organized her own exhibition and graduated that same year with a full grade of 100% for Fine Arts. Montana then went to Paris, where she studied Art History & Marketing in French at IESA. 

With her eye for detail and sense for emotions she continued to perfect her art while drawing portraits inspired by feelings or the beautiful city she lived in at that time.

Art style
Montana loves to change up the portraits she paints by experimenting with different media ranging from glue & diamond dust, to cherry juice, uv-paint and she even painted portraits with a paintball gun. "Not even the sky is the limit". Montana likes an exciting challenge, where people have asked her not only to paint canvas, but also, windows, shoes, jackets, walls, tables, bikes, cars, tshirts, banners, and much more... She "tattoos" objects with her Art.

Contrast plays a very important role in her art work, not only visually but also in the meanings and emotions of her work. Her style mixes abstract with realism. She therefore likes to call her style “abstract realism”. Combining 2 opposites in the fine arts field, into one painting.

Art as entertainment
Montana discovered a way to make Art very accessible to a large public. In a few minutes she can transform a large empty canvas into a masterpiece. The whole audience is her witness when she creates one of her original speed painting acts. Special about her acts is that she does not only use paint on canvas. She invented different ways to surprise her audience, time and time again.

"Art should always stay a skill"
"The thing I like about the use of abstract in my paintings is that it allows you to feel with your eyes. The reason I always combine this with realism is because Art should stay a skill." Montana says. She believes strongly that the 'trend' of all abstract and the 'shocking value' of it is very 'today'. The art of tomorrow is fed up with incompetence and will go back to the true meaning of Art: which is beauty, quality and skill.