BIO

 

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.

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

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.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

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

 

EDUCATION

 

2011

3rd Ward (BK, NY)

Photography, Electronics, Art, Glass,

Proccesing, Installation, Water Color,

3D, Jewelry, Installation, Stop Motion

 

1998

Universidad del Pacifico

(Santiago de Chile, CH) 4 years

Master Graphic Designer

 

1997

Film, Photography

(AF, Quito, Ecuador)

 

1996

TV Production & Music

(USFQ, Quito, Ecuador)

 

1989

Drawing Oil Painting

Carlos Maldonado Studio

(Quito, Ecuador)