Artwork by Guillermo Oyágüez Montero
Guillermo Montero was born in Frigiliana (Málaga), Spain and moved with his family to Madrid when he was 5 years old. He studied Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), where he graduated in 1992.
Largely a figurative artist, his paintings have evolved from a low intense color palette to a much more colourful one influenced by his trips to North and Central America, especially the Mexican island of Holbox. Exhibited works have also included self-portraits, still lives or paintings focusing on subjects in water. The vast majority of his landscapes are characterized by a direct absence of a human being, which appears only occasionally.
Montero has recenty been woriking on a major commission for the Church of San Cristóbal de Boadilla del Monte in Madrid.
In 2011 Mare Films, made a documentary short film “Guillermo Oyágüez, painter”, with support from the Institute of Cinematography and Visual Arts (ICAA). Directed by Antonio Gómez Olea, it focuses on the creative process of the painter from the artistic production to the preparation and assembly of an exhibition. In 2014, again with Mare Films, Oyagüez embarked on a documentary called ‘Portrait of Aida’, focussing on the creative process and the relationships established between a painter and model; a role taken by the actress Aida Folch.