Montoya & Ortiz: Global Sensibility and a Bit of Mischief

Luis Montoya and Leslie Ortiz are vibrant members of the Palm Beach art community. Their work can be found in the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden of the Society of the Four Arts, as well as in the collections of museums, galleries and the homes of private collectors around the world.

Montoya and Ortiz at work in their Palm Beach foundry.

Global Sensibility and a Bit of Mischief

Bronze olives on a toothpick are not what one usually envisions when thinking of sculpture, unless you are Montoya and Ortiz who not only sculpted the olives, but added a perfect patina and call the work Martini Time.

Montoya and Ortiz
Martini Time
For sale at Surovek Gallery

Their global sensibility comes from their backgrounds, training and travel. The humor…inherent.

Luis Montoya received his BFA from the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, his MFA through Independent Study in Florence, London and New York and did post-graduate studies in sculpture at Kent State University. He opened his bronze foundry in South Florida in 1972.

Montoya and Ortiz
Dinner for Two, 2012
15 x 42 x 17 inches
For sale at Surovek Gallery

Leslie Ortiz attended Boston University School of the Arts, where she graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in sculpture. She was awarded the F.C. Riot prize from Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, where she received her MA.

Montoya and Ortiz began their collaboration in 1985.

The works of Montoya and Ortiz for sale at Surovek Gallery

What is especially significant about the work of Montoya and Ortiz is, not just the modeling and casting, but the unique and varying hues and shades of patinas that they are able to achieve.

Montoya and Ortiz
Product of Argentina (Pears)
For sale at Surovek Gallery

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