Embellished Canvas Print, 38 x 38 (in)
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30 (in)
Born in Mexico City
Daughter of the acclaimed Mexican film director Fernando A. Rivero
Vicky is an artist with a great respect and reverence for tradition. Her new and highly original floral paintings continue the genre as defined by the masters: Odilon Redon, Georgia O’Keefe and Lowell Nesbitt. A Montesinos bouquet is full of passion and mystery. Patterns peek from under magnificent colors and the viewers is offered a window into the artist’s private world. Daughter of the acclaimed Mexican film director Fernando A. Rivero, Montesinos’s works have been greatly influenced by the ambiance and theatricality of the film world that she grew up in. Reflected in her portraits of men and women is the technique of a master, the unfettered emotion of a child and sensual quality that fills each canvas with a passion for life. Montesinos’s work reflect her sophisticated and cultured background: college in Mexico and Argentina, and apprenticeships with master painters Jose Bardasano in Mexico and Quinquella Martin in Buenos Aires; all have given a sophisticated quality to her work. It was in Bardasano’s studio that Vicky learned the very rigorous and laborious “Veladuras” technique of layering many thin layers of paint to achieve the densely transparent and incandescent look of her work. The luminosity is derived from the silver and gold leaf she often applies to a canvas before she begins to paint. Her first U.S. show received rave reviews in San Fransisco. Her first one person show was in SoHo, New York, where every original painting was sold during the opening. Her limited edition lithographs from 1984 to 1998 are completely exhausted and many recent editions are nearly sold out.