Large scale oil paintings mingle with smaller pieces including her most recent addition of abstract pencil drawings. 'I Am Concrete' explores human emotion and feeling through the form of abstraction and the Concrete movement, which purposefully executes less tangible forms. It is an experiment of the processes involved in finding inspiration.
La' Montagne's drawings and paintings appear as ruptures on a perfect surface, or something foreign, delicate and fleeting on a less even surface combined with a visceral energy.
Either way, Esthers' investigation into the processes involved in finding inspiration create work that encompasses and expresses the rawest of emotions and is product of her environment – a series of images that demonstrate how the creative process can be inspired by the challenges of life.
“My work encourages you to debate what is concrete, what is abstract and what is not”.
Esther La’ Montagne was born on the 25 September 1982 in Kennington, South London.
She enrolled onto several short courses in art and creative writing, attended London College of Communication (LCC) then completing a Foundation in Photography before being awarded a scholarship at City and Guilds of London Art School where she gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting and Art History.