Alexandre Monntoya was born on January 16, 1974 in Roldanillo (Valle) Colombia. The basic concepts of perspective are learned at the INEM school in the city of Pereira where he graduates as an Industrial Bachelor.
In 1995 he sells his first painting, a still life with mixed technique between pencil and pastel, to an architect in the city of Pereira. In 1996 he opened a small gallery in the city of Cali and began to become more involved in drawing by being more in touch with the artists in the area. Every day he feels more motivated to paint, "he says" because he knows that he has ease with the brush and because his heart swells with joy and peace when being in contact with painting night after night.
All his artistic Academy has been given empirically. His school has been learning in each brushstroke and color combination, evaluating his work with a permanent self-criticism and demand. He participates in some exhibitions and with 24 years in a contest wins the first painting prize for young talent Vallecaucano.
In 2001 he decided to close his gallery in Colombia and move to Spain to grow as an artist. In all these years there have been diverse processes, experiences, study and learning, constant work as an artist and as a person, to find what Alexandre Monntoya is today.