Patricio Javier Maldonado Jijón (born November 18, 1976) in Quito Ecuador is a painter, photographer, video artist, and composer of experimental, rock & electronic music.
Founder of the experimental Ecuadorian band Dentro de Helena, he participated in various projects as a composer, singer, bassist, & producer (Dion4, Raza, Trovador Depresivo, Feeltronic, The Divorce, Miss Celio) in Chile, Ecuador, and New York City where he currently resides.
He started working with pencils, crayons, water color, & clay at five years old, and continued self taught techniques until the present via participating in various exhibitions, residencies and collaborative studios.
One of my earliest memories is being on a beach on the Ecuadorian Pacific Coast, trying to understand the size of the sea.
I was trying to figure out what the horizon was. That was the first complex thought I can remember having, Obviously, I couldn't find the answers to my questions then, and I still find it a challenge to rationally understand the perceptive experience of the horizon.
But what I do remember noticing is that the line of the horizon was somewhat similar to the line that separated the sea and the sand where I was standing.
The sea and the sand were thus similar, just shooting out in different directions, and with different dimensions.
This is the earliest precedent of my concern with volume, dimension and structure.
2016 XII Festival de Música Contemporánea, Quito Ecuador
2016 Miss Celio Ananke Experimental Music Art Residency, Quito Ecuador
2015 Ichimbia Palace, New Illustrators Show, Quito Ecuador
2014 Paris Ecuador Embassy Short Film Festival
2013 Artist Wanted, Queens, Digital Paintings
2012 Artist Wanted, Lower East Side, Digital Paintings
2011 William Beneth Gallery, Soho, Oil Paintings
2011 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, Members Show, Oil Painting
2011 Brooklyn Waterfront, Oil Painting
2010 Solo Exhibition, AF Ecuador, Digital Paintings
2010 GreenPoint Gallery, Ink Drawings
2010 Webster Hall, Manhattan, Digital Paintings
2010 VFFF, Ambato Ecuador, General Producer, and performing artist with Mesias Maiguashca
2010 Queens Museum, Digital Painting
2009 United Nations, Manhattan, Oil Paintings
2009 Venezuelan Consulate NYC, Oil Paintings
3rd Ward (BK, NY)
Photography, Electronics, Art, Glass,
Proccesing, Installation, Water Color,
3D, Jewelry, Installation, Stop Motion
Universidad del Pacifico
(Santiago de Chile, CH) 4 years
Master Graphic Designer
(AF, Quito, Ecuador)
TV Production & Music
(USFQ, Quito, Ecuador)
Drawing Oil Painting
Carlos Maldonado Studio