Monty Osewald completed a Master of Arts at the Dresden Academy of Art in Germany.
He was given the opportunity to learn from and work with Siegfried Klotz, one of Germany’s most eminent landscape and portrait artists at the Academy. During this period Monty travelled extensively through Eastern Europe and exhibited his works in Dresden and Berlin at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
He has worked as a teacher of Art at Secondary Schools with the Victorian Education Department, in NSW and at the Worawa Aboriginal School in Healesville.
Monty has completed guest artist residencies at Deakin University, the Dresden Academy of Art and Dunmoochin Studio.
He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Europe and throughout Australia.
“My art and expression have traversed across many various styles and methods of doing things. I experiment a lot and am always attempting to find new horizons to a place that has no name, or space , or time. In recent years I have delved back into time to retrieve past images that I have created and am using these and combining these with current images. Thereby I give the old a new context in which to exist, like a time traveller I am able to pick any aspect of my past life and reinvent it to create the new.”
Monty’s current passion is portraits of the women who have been important to him throughout his life. The images are initially photographs that have been been manipulated and produced as photo gravure printing plates, then printed using an etching press to produce a limited edition. All prints are printed on hand made 300gm archival paper.