2022 Arte Wiesbaden, RhineMain Congress Centre, Wiesbaden, Germany.
2022 Arte Wiesbaden, RhineMain Congress Centre, Wiesbaden, Germany.

 

Pino Nicoletti , Art Historian , Curator, Art Critic

Public Gallery/Museum Palazzo dell’Annunziata Matera,  Itlay

The artist writes: “Life and art are inseparable and since art is the state of our transmission my work reflects the tension between immobility forces and those of the speed in which I look at the world. It is a mystical experience that conveys a sense of unity in its creative process, because art is not limited by reason, abstraction is a pure form of art in the bliss of freedom”.

The artist uses her “Performance” to better understand the viewer`s conception in order to interpret a stronger reality. She works with forms of matter and the colors, whose lights are reflected (sometimes) on their intangible shadows. Milanda de Mont imagines symbols and riddles in a sumptuous and elegant way with the help of the drawing, which resurfaces full of mysterious mobility and lightness as a track, a mark of thought. The creative vitality of the “Performance” has therefore an interpretation between the lines that make up and break down and create joints of singular figures. The composition is used here for the most part during the performance , while in the paintings are the shapes and colors that dominate and motivate the matter with a multiple coloring. In the unfolding of shadows and dreams, of shapes and gestures, the artist strives to give meaning and value to the reality that surrounds it.

All matter (with its chiaroscuro, abandonments, suggestions, references) is inserted into a strict attentive forms system. There is a close relationship between drawing and painting, while the lights and colors (with their strong contrasts) create vibrations that testify to a state of mind full of anticipation and trepidation. Inside a fantastic dimension we find an expressive magic scanned in a musical flow that is released on the web as to create a dance move. With a mature and innovative design language the color variations are made to multiply the effect of an ascension into the future. The artist takes us from materiality to spirituality in a physical and mental universe. In the blending of disciplines (drawing, painting, dance, music, lighting effects), in the free combination of colors, in the sense for decorative effects, in the tendency to superfluous details, in beautiful visual and musical connections Milanda introduces us into her itinerary to the wonderful. In this lively and changeable matter, light and supple, in this free gesture that connects the artist’s instinct to light we find a lot of poetry, passion and love for life.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

1973 Higher School Diploma, The Forest High, Sydney, Australia.  

1974 Qualifying Diploma Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney, Australia. Studied: Anatomy, Life Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography.  

1975 – 1977 Graphic Design Diploma, Sydney College Of The Arts. COFA. 

From 1975-1981 lived in the US. Studied: Commercial Art at the Sevier Valley College, Richfield, Utah. 

From 1977 – 1980 Worked as Commercial Artist, Courtroom Illustrator, Airbrush Illustrator, for Advertising Agencies, Newspaper, in the US. 

1981 Returned to Sydney, conducted own Graphic Design & Freelance Art Director Agency, Sydney, Australia. 

1991 Graduated Degree Dip.Education Pedagogy, University of Technology, UTS, Sydney, Australia. 

 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

1995 Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes Scholarship from Munich, studies at the Goethe-Institut Deusseldorf, Germany. 

2001 Goethe-Institut Scholarship from Munich – Participant artist ‘Cultural Seminar’ Goethe-Institut Berlin & Weimar, Germany.

 

OFFICIAL APPOINTED POSITIONS

1998 – 2010 Teacher & Lecturer, Employed by the Australian Federal Government, Arts & Media Sector, Hornsby College Campus, Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW, Australia. Teaching Graphic Design & Fine Arts Diploma Courses.

2014 Relocated from Australia to Germany. 

2019 – 2021  Teacher & Lecturer, Seminars & Art Courses at ‘Allensbach Kunstzeit Academy’ Lake Constance, Germany. 

PRIZES & AWARDS

2017 Award Capri Island of Art by Director GemlucArt & Aralya Edition France, Represented by Monteoliveto Gallery Naples & Nice. 

2016 Finalist New York Art Expo, Pier 92, New York, USA. 

2014 ‘Premio Napoli’ Naples Contemporary Art Award (2)Two Sponsor Awards by Director GemlucArt Monaco & Aralya Editions France,  Represented by Monteoliveto Gallery Naples & Nice 

2010 Winner ‘First Prize’Gosford Art Prize & Award, NSW, Australia. 

2000 – 2009 ‘Finalist’ Gosford Art Prize Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Australia. 

2007 ‘Finalist’ Audi Art Prize & Award, selected in top 6 National Multidisciplinary Arts Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sydney, Australia. Juries: Collette Dinigen, Jasper Knight, Robin Nevin, Ignatius Jones, & Jan Mackey. 

2001 Winner First Prize Elcom Open Award The 26th Central Coast Festival of Arts. Jury: James Deas, advisor to William Bowmore Collection & assistant Curator to Sir William Dobell’s last exhibition in New South Wales.  Jury Statement: ‘Outstanding handling of paint producing an evocative atmospheric work ’. 

1973 Winner First Prize Mural Design Competition Mimosa Public School, Warringah Shire Council, Sydney, Australia. 

1969 Winner Gold Medal & Award National Iranian Painting Competitions, Tehran, Iran. 

1968 Winner Gold Medal & Award National Iranian Painting Competitions, Tehran, Iran. 

1967 Winner First Prize & Award National Iranian Painting Competitions, Tehran, Iran.

 

PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

The New South Wales University Mathematics Department, Sydney, Australia.

Yerevan Modern Art Museum, Yerevan Republic of Armenia.

National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.

GemlucArt Collection, Monte Carlo. 

Late Pino Nicoletti Art Collection /Curator /Director, Palazzo dell Annunziata Museum, Matera, Italy.

The QBE Insurance Corporate, Sydney, Australia. 

The Elcom Corporate, NSW, Australia.

Edogawa Sogo Bunka Centre, Tokyo, Japan. 

‘Tatul Arakyan Art Collection’, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.

The Engelthal Monastery, Budingen, Germany.

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE

Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Central Coast NSW. 

United States: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco. 

Germany: Düsseldorf, Wiesbaden, Essen, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Altenstadt.

France: Paris, Nice, Monaco, French Riviera. 

London, Amsterdam, Belgium, Budapest, Tokyo, Barbados, New Zealand, Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

 

ART PRIZES

Milanda de Mont 2010 Winner Gosford Art Prize. New South Wales, Australia.
Milanda de Mont 2010 Winner Gosford Art Prize. New South Wales, Australia.
2010 Winner Overall Gosford Art Prize
2010 Winner Overall Gosford Art Prize

2014 Premio Napoli Contemporary Art Award

Milanda de Mont 2014 Naples Contemporary Art Award Prize. Naples, Italy.
Milanda de Mont 2014 Naples Contemporary Art Award Prize. Naples, Italy.

2014 Premio Napoli Contemporary Art Award

Milanda de Mont 2014 Naples Prize & International Critics.
Milanda de Mont 2014 Naples Prize & International Critics.

 

Art Critic Review

Will you scream confessions of the soul and the psyche 
Published by Dr. Salvatore Russo Ph.D. Art Critic, Rome, Italy.

Vortices chromatic join the power of the sign and going to be the new object of the narration. In the works of Milanda de Mont,  visual narratives are made via a genius of thought that explores the mind and shows its synthesis. The refined purity tract combines suspended moments, exalting in dense colours and pure colours, contrasts of signs that generate income, even when they are declined tone on tone with undeniable elegance. The nuances, contrasts of light and shade, the choice of colours are the result of a penetrating attention to the reality of the recognizable. Confessions shout. Will the soul. Whispers of the psyche. The main features of paintings,  expresses; Milanda de Mont,  its greatest interpreter.
The artist has been able to create a new visual alphabet whose symbolism refers conceptually to the complexity of the human intellect.

 

2022 Milanda de Mont Untitled Red Abstract, Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100cm.
2022 Milanda de Mont Untitled Red Abstract, Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100cm.

Her artistic synergies, signature flowing creations have a unique poetic quality, demonstrating looseness tempered with control, her artistic vision as a contemporary artist, developed through many years of painting,  is ongoing. Energy exploding shapes through feel are expressed as a means of liberation.  Her creative imagination projects a visual experience, which lie both within and outside optical world. The synthesize of her work attests her interpretations of the unseen in variations of dramatic colours, creating the invisible transformed into tangible and defining directness.

2021 Abstract Untitled #22 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100cm. SOLD
2021 Abstract Untitled #22 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100cm. SOLD

 

 

 

2023 Milanda de Mont
2023 Milanda de Mont
2020 Milanda de Mont Studio.
2020 Milanda de Mont Studio.