Jason Montinola (b. 1979, Manila, Philippines)
Technological University of the Philippines, BSIE Art Education, 2003.
Engrossed with encyclopedias of paintings as a child, Jason Montinola works with his subconscious and reinvents a visual language that is deeply rooted in the past but imbibed with ,the strangeness and familiarity of today. Set in intricate frames canvases and strokes of paint, tradition is reintroduced with otherworldly imagery.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the Technological University of the Philippines in 2003. His solo exhibitions are: Infamous at Artesan Gallery + Studio, Singapore, in December 2013; Theatre of Absurdities at OUR Art Projects MIA Art Centre in Kulala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013; Sinister at; West Gallery, 2012; Here Lies the Painter at West Gallery, 2011 and The Black Carnival at the Big and Small Art Gallery, 2010. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in various spaces in Manila, Negros Occidental, California, New York and Malaysia.
2015 | Absent, West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
In The Absence Of Struggles, Jogja National Museum, Indonesia
2014 | The Sensational Painter, Secret Fresh Gallery, Philippines
2013 | Infamous, Artesan Gallery + Studio, Singapore
Theatre of Absurdities, OUR Art Projects, MIA Art Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2012 | Sinister, West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
2011 | Here Lies the Painter, West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
2010 | Black Carnival, Big & Small Art Gallery, Philippines
2015 | Art Stage Singapore 2015, Singapore
2014 | RE:VIEW 2014, Bencab Museum, Baguio, Philippines
Relative Realities, Yuchengco Museum, Philippines
2013 | RE:VIEW 2013, Bencab Museum, Baguio, Philippines
Masterpieces, Ayala Museum, Philippines
2012 | RE:VIEW 2012, Bencab Museum, Baguio, Philippines
Anomalies, Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
Painting the Sublime, Manila Contemporary, Philippines
Taetrum et Dulce; Lux in Tenebris, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, California, USA
Taboo, Last Rites Gallery, New York City, USA
Secret Rooms and Hidden Motives, Valentine Willie Fine Art, KL Malaysia
HeadLights 2012, Valentine Willie Fine Art, KL Malaysia
2011 | Enigmatic Fantasies, Altro Mondo, Makati, Philippines
Boycotter of Beauty and the Theoretical Steroid Defiled Modernist Chicken, West Gallery, Ph.