'Dutch Caribbean artists have regularly been contributing to the biennals in Havana and Santo Domingo ...Tony Monsanto has played a significant role in the creation of this greater visibility for the modern art of Curaçao ... It is gratifying to observe the strength with which Monsanto reinvigorates painting. He is thoroughly imbued with the aura provided by Caribbean light and color. He has made a thorough study of both the history and the multiplicity of cultural legacies of the area, and he has incorporated both direct and discreet references to Caribbean legends, Afro-Caribbean traditions, religious complexity and the diversity of ethnicities in the area. His highly expressive paintings capture many of the quintessential qualities of the social conundrum that is the Caribbean in today's globalized and multicultural world.'
Edward J. Sullivan PHD, Chairman Department of Art History Acting Dean of Humanities, NYU