Sebastian Riffo Montenegro


Sebastian Riffo Montenegro is a visual artist and designer. Riffo Montenegro maintains the ethos that his artworks should continue to criticise consumer society and push beyond the boundaries of socially constructed beliefs. 


Largely producing paintings, Riffo Montenegro also works across other mediums, such as photography, three-dimensional modelling and street art. 


Working within a selective colour palette, he creates pieces that master lighting. The canvasses appear to be veiled in lucid colours which are manipulated into mysterious shapes. Absence is a common motif throughout Riffo Montenegro’s oeuvre, which he uses to present a clear critique of current social customs, addressing religion, fashion, consumerism, the inordinate desire for success and power. The artist seeks to show that these beliefs that envelop us, cover us, eventually deform our ability and right to free will.