Mataró Cultural pearl with Dani Montlleó, an artist from Mataró who has been exhibiting his works for more than 30 years, mainly in Mataró and the Maresme, but also in other parts of the country. He currently participates in the collective "Quatre Dietaris" in the halls of Can Palauet and is the author of the poster for Les Santes in 2010.
Dani Montlleó, born in Mataró in 1966, is a multidisciplinary artist, creator, for example, of Spoon Syndicate. His work is inspired by elements and characters from the past linked to the world of music, fashion, architecture… He is able to unify a material, a story and a character that are initially unconnected in the same final destination. Maybe the result is a mock-up with a small stage, or maybe a large space with a soundtrack.
Just to start, Montlleó tells us the origin of the character "Setnas", who accompanied the poster for Les Santes in 2010, of which he was the author.
Through his participation in the collective "Quatre Dietaris", which can currently be seen in the rooms of Can Palauet, with the work "55 días en Pequín", we will begin to know the personality of this multidisciplinary artist. We will understand the presence, among others, of elements such as the logo in his work.
We will know that they represent, for this artist, concepts such as postmodernity, contemporary art or conceptual art. We will also understand the role of concepts used in other arts, such as music, in their work. Using his words, Montlleó likes to talk about a topic through other topics.
The interview does not lack a review of the different actions and exhibitions of Montlleó, as well as the role it played in the creation of the ACM (Association for Culture and Contemporary Art of Mataró). For the artist, the entity, which still exists, managed to put the city on the cultural map of the country.
As with all the artists who pass through Mataró Cultural, we end the conversation talking about future projects, which in this case we discover are many.