Anima Mundi worldwise design is pleased to welcome artist José E. Montaño, a genuinely inspired visual conceptualist. José is a Ballard native and has designed many award-winning, stylistically innovative projects, including commercials, music videos, and live events. In 1991 he won the MTV Award for Best Art Direction for R.E.M.’s Music Video ‘Losing My Religion’.
On view at Anima Mundi this spring will be Jose's original oils, framed giclee prints and handpainted silk scarves.
The primary motivation for José's paintings is to inspire others to view life from multiple cultural optics. As he has worked professionally as a Production Designer for the entertainment and advertising industries, he is very aware of the narrow ideological focus of content produced for mass media. He works from a genuinely multi-cultural perspective with a global audience in mind.
José was born in Seattle, and was raised here and in Europe. His late father, the late architect José Duran Montaño, was from La Paz Bolivia and his mother is Swedish American. After Graduating from the American School in London he attended The San Francisco Art Institute where he received a Master of Fine Arts.
Several years ago José returned to live in his family home in Magnolia and is once again enjoying being a part of the local Ballard community.
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