Borinquen Gallery presents Blood & Toys: A Solo Show by Hector Maldonado
Thursday, August 19th, 2010. 7:00 p.m.
Borinquen Gallery. 100 NE 38th Street. Suite# 3. Miami, FL 33137
Gallery will be open week days from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Weekends by appointment only
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Hector Maldonado lives and works in Miami, Florida. After graduating with honors (Bachelors in Fine Arts, Cum Laude) from the University of Puerto Rico, Maldonado obtained a Masters in Fine Arts from the Real Academia de San Carlos, Universidad Nacional Autenoma de Mexico.
Since 2007, Hector Maldonado has been working on various series; from mixed media on canvas to assamblage-construction / sculptures made from found objects. These series are representative of the experiences through a lifetime that has shaped the person he presently is. His work is a reflection on issues that are visceral and vital to him: God, childhood, language (communication), time, eternity, and levels of human existence; spiritual and physical.
The mixed media on canvas series “Mi family” (My Family), deals with the relations between individuals and their immediate (familiar) habitat, exploring aspects that go beyond the physical.
The series “Listen”, deals with the use of children images as an excuse to reveal semantic images of profound content within an unidentifiable space, where visual and interpretation levels are touched.
Maldonado’s small scale construction/sculptures made of found objects, the “Void Toys” series, are minuscule poetical and intimate scenarios where he exposes diminutive transcendental and philosophical concepts and essential ideas about human relations and feelings such as presence vs. absence, happiness vs. sadness, love vs. hate, religious vs. secular, among others.
For more information, please contact Ben Neji at 305.491.1526 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the artist directly at 786.201.0926, email@example.com or visit his website at www.hmaldo.com.