Ezequiel Montero Swinnen
is a plastic artist, graduated as a graphic designer. He is also a photographer and a teacher at several universities. Has been selected to exhibit his work in Jaditte Gallery (New York), Access Art Gallery (New York), and for Project One (Panama), as well as in various exhibitions and art fairs.
Ezequiel was born in Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina in the bosom of a family of artists. From a very young age he developed his drawing, painting, sculptural and musical skills.
At the age of 10 he takes drawing and painting classes with Architect Santiago Swinnen who would become his first mentor.
When he was 18 years old, Ezequiel moved to Buenos Aires to start university and when he started to paint professionally, participating in many art exhibitions.
At 21 he started studying painting with plastic artist Adrián Lirman. In the meantime he assisted to several painting and drawing workshops at Centro Cultural Borges, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (among others) and with Architect Horacio Wainhaus.
He also participated in both National and International Painting and design Congresses.
In 2007, when he was 23 years old he graduated first of his class as a Graphic designer at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE). Ezequiel was awarded a prize by “Banco Río” for his thesis on Museums Institutional Identity.
From 2005 onwards, he has been working as a teacher at UADE, as well as at Da Vinci Multimedial Art Institute, and at some others BA Universities.
Nowadays he has his own visual communication and design studio, Estudiomínimo, along with DG Carlos Zinno. Meanwhile he keeps on studying photography with Jorge Mónaco.
From the year 2007 is part of “Bisagra Proyect”, exposing the group together several times throughout the year. In 2008 he traveled to Europe and Africa, and is selected by Marta Sozzi to exhibit his work in Jaditte Gallery (New York), Cariya Breema by Access Art Gallery (New York), and Soledad Filipionok to participate as an exhibitor at twice One Project at Swig Ultra Lounge (Panama City). Get the critical review of the prestigious Joan Lluís Montané, Member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). It also participates in exhibitions and art fairs in Buenos Aires, Arteclásica 08 and Expotrastiendas 08 curated by Florence Salas. He is currently working on the development of their new work as a visual artist.
It is a creative individual and he wonder about existential questions travelling beyond the limits of the evidence of reality…”
“…He portrays the love, the power of passion, showing aspects of air travel, with no return ticket, a traveler at infinity of the soul, galaxy of stars, the art of wisdom, and wisdom of an elegant sun, which rise every moment, because the psychology of dreams is the determinant of a work that is outlined in a poem, a literary phrase that is disguised as color and shape in paintings…”
“…Ezequiel Montero Swinnen sails in a sea of thick crystals, where everything is dissipated in the early hours of the morning. Rays of sunshine across the area, are interested in experimenting expressive impulses browsing a reality, made of poetry, constructed from stories from literary impulses and experiences…”
“…His work includes the sign, the cross, the circle, key to understanding the code numbers, combined with the serenity that speaks of the soul, the will of the spirit of advancing to the corners of the great maze…”
“Montero Swinnen's paintings, as strong bastions of personal expressions, defy us to build a never-ending, unsettling and open-ending story telling. The rawness of his materials and the emotional and visceral story see themselves seduced and embraced by a mysterious poet who leads to trimmed fragments of his favorite authors or simply to numbers or letters, lines or paragraphs that elegantly submerge in the work, as witnesses of a refined and exquisite typography. Overwhelming and subtle, intrepid and acute, his work merges the surprise in a combination of opposites that, in this case, seem to suggest not a contraction, but a new harmony state.”
Es un creador que se plantea determinados interrogantes existenciales y que viaja más allá de los límites de la propia evidencia de la realidad…”
“…Poeta del instante, retrata al amor, a la fuerza de la pasión, exhibiendo facetas del viajar en avión, billete sin retorno, viajero del uno en el infinito del alma, pléyade de estrellas, arte de la sapiencia y sabiduría de un sol engalanador, que se subleva a cada instante, porque la psicología del sueño es la base determinante de una obra que es parte de una poema esbozado, de una frase literaria que se disfraza de color y forma en la obra pictórica…”
“…Ezequiel Montero Swinnen navega en un mar proceloso de cristales densos, en el que todo se disipa a primeras horas de la mañana. Rayos de sol cruzan la materia, se interesan por la experimentación expresiva, navegando por los impulsos de una realidad cotidiana, hecha a base de poesía, construida a partir de narraciones literarias procedentes de impulsos y de vivencias…”
“…Su obra incluye el signo, la importancia del más, la cruz, el círculo, aspectos clave para entender los códigos numéricos, conjunción que dialoga con la serenidad del alma, con la voluntad del espíritu de avanzar hacia vericuetos del gran laberinto…”
"Las pinturas de Ezequiel Montero Swinnen, como fuertes bastiones de expresión personal, nos desafían a construir un relato interminable, inquietante y siempre con final abierto. La crudeza de sus materiales y la narración emotiva y visceral se ven seducidas y abrazadas por una misteriosa poética en la que deja paso a fragmentos recortados de sus autores preferidos, o simplemente a números o letras, renglones y párrafos que se sumergen elegantemente en la obra, testigos de una refinada y exquisita tipografía. Avasallante y sutil, intrépida y aguda, la obra conjuga la extrañeza de una combinación de opuestos que en este caso, parecen sugerir no una contradicción, sino más bien un nuevo estadio de armonía.”