One must be inexact but precise.— Juan Gris
Kenneth John Montegrande is one of the few youngblood Filipino painters with an international reputation so to speak. He’s the first Filipino and also the first Southeast Asian artist whose work are housed in the prestigious collection of Contemporary Arts Foundation founded and directed by Yusaku Maezawa. (Maezawa is a Japanese tycoon and mega art collector whose purchase in 2017 of a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat for $110.5 million, among other acquisitions, made headlines.)
The new paintings of Montegrande will be on view during the artist’s sixth solo exhibition entitled REMARKABLE IMPERFECTIONS: THE ART OF KENNETH MONTEGRANDE. The event will be held at the newly constructed Altro Mondo Creative Space at 1159 Chino Roces Ave., Brgy San Antonio from April 27 to May 20, 2019. The exhibition opens on April 27, 6:00 PM. The exhibition includes 20 paintings—the sizes of which range from 9 by 12 inches to 48 by 96 inches; and the styles, from romantic impressionism to abstract expressionism.