In this inventive body of artwork entitled ‘Vectorism in Relief,’ Salvador de Montesinos examines light, shadow, and movement as a visual allegory of nature and humanity. De Montesino's focus is inspired by late 19th century Impressionism and his ethnic roots. Each piece he creates is born out of a creative response to an experience in his life, particularly from his interests in landscaping, biology, and meditation. De Montesinos invites the viewer to explore the crests and crevices of his compositions from different angles. Therein, in this new art form, beauty can be discovered between the lines of optical illusion and illuminated materiality.
Cleverly playing with perception, de Montesinos creates abstract mixed-media artwork in which two and three-dimensional imagery converge. Textured surfaces appear to be kissed by sunlight and masked by mysterious shadows. Warm earth tones and cool mineral hues emerge out of layered lines and patterns; colorful oil pigments vibrating in unison. Montesinos transforms the painted surface with meticulously hand-sewn thread and knots. Peaks and valleys erupt in relief, reminiscent of a topographical map.