Ana Montoya

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I was born in Colombia and grew up in a rural environment where nature and art were present in my everyday life. I studied anthropology and started working with indigenous communities in the Amazonian region in a project that aimed to provide women a steady income for their households through their crafts. My work has been influenced by this experience. The way these communities interacted with nature and their textile work attracted me. It impelled me to explore the possibilities of approaching this craft with an artistic and ecological perspective. During my studies of textile art at the Escola Massana in Barcelona I progressively found a space of expression in weaving. Through my work on the loom, I searched to reconnect with nature, and bring indoors what we regard in the outdoors, reminding us of the rhythms and cycles that our contemporary ways of life make us unaware of. With time, I began to use natural materials (acorn hats, seed pods, sea urchin bones and quills, silk cocoons, pinecones, etc) and, in parallel to my work in the loom, I started exploring the possibilities of collage. Nature presents itself as an intriguing blend of perfection and irregularities. My work is an attempt to create a conversation between these two trends.

Selected Works

Burbujas de plata by Ana Montoya

Burbujas de plata

Collage - 37x37 cm
Austrian Oak by Ana Montoya

Austrian Oak

Collage - 50x50 cm
Chemin d'oursin by Ana Montoya

Chemin d'oursin

Sculpture - 80x60 cm
Volando by Ana Montoya

Volando

Collage - 50x50 cm
Red by Ana Montoya

Red

Collage - 27x27 cm
Capullo Rojo by Ana Montoya

Capullo Rojo

Collage - 27x27 cm
Blue Cocoon by Ana Montoya

Blue Cocoon

Collage - 27x27 cm
Voie Rouge by Ana Montoya

Voie Rouge

Collage - 27x27 cm
Cascada Amarilla by Ana Montoya

Cascada Amarilla

Collage - 37x37 cm
Red Charcoal by Ana Montoya

Red Charcoal

Collage - 37x37 cm

Amarillo

Collage - 27x27 cm

Fur

Collage - 27x27 cm

Rouge

Collage - 27x27 cm

Tulipier

Collage - 27x27 cm

Egg bloom

Collage - 27x27 cm

Tulipán

Collage - 27x27 cm

Aegean Blue

Collage - 27x27 cm

Doré

Collage - 27x27 cm

Rotos

Collage - 37x37 cm

Brick Cocoons

Collage - 27x27 cm

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