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>> 14º Festival Proyector | https://proyector.info
08.09 > 09.09.2021
At the same time at the gallery's video space, we present a series of unpublished videos of Maldonado under the title of “Cíclope”, exhibited during the Video-art Festival “Proyector”, between September 9th and October 9th.
>> La Noche de los Libros
The October’s 1st at 6:00 p.m. José Maldonado's book of poems “Postrimerías” with an introductory text by Armando Montesinos, will be presented at Madrid’s gallery on the occasion of the Night of the Books.
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Seeing the dark night through a window just to look and feel an outside in which cold and dull stars orbit the infinite melancholy with the hope of an accident that makes a thousand pieces thrown chaotically out of them on a crazy journey in which the contrails shine marking trajectories without direction or destination.
The Afterlife project is the extension of an impossible job to finish, that always returns and each time adopts a different configuration, more intense, stark and paradoxically superficial.
This project excavates with baroque tools among the ruins of an inflationary imaginary in which the production and demand for meaning are in imbalance, thus generating the indiscriminate profusion of images and codes and an incessant loss of poetic value. The reality is imposed, imperative; the real suffers, hurt.
The effects tend to disappear and to be diluted in the pure surface and in the accidents of language, in the communicative formalizations, in the calls for help and in the warning signals. The expression is suspended and is enclosed in the strange dimensions of the folds, unfolds and folds of the monad. There is an attempt to be contained in the minimum and not be encompassed by the whole.
Endings that are an afterlife built with the certainty of death and longings for justice, redemption and paradise.
The end as a possibility to build, inhabit and think the impossible.
Nothing to see, nothing to hear, nothing to say ... nothing to feel, etc ...
José Maldonado, Valencia May 13th 2021.
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JOSÉ MALDONADO (Madrid, 1962) Lives and works in Valencia.
Its activity started in the early years of the eighties, in which he develops a painting that draws on the aesthetics of urban graffiti close to the work of Keith Haring, A. R. Penck or Anselm Kiefer. In parallel, he concludes his studies in Fine Arts (University of Salamanca) and began teaching at the University of Castilla- La Mancha.
He develops his creative activity in galleries aclaimed nationally and internationally such as Villalar Gallery, Gallery Juana Mordo, Siboney Gallery, Galerie Denise Van de Velde in Aalst (Belgium), Miguel Marcos Gallery, Gallery Antoni Estrany, Froment et Putman Galerie Paris Gallery Estrany de la Mota, Dotze Palma Gallery, Galería Helga de Alvear Gallery Path, Aural Gallery.
The exhibition Imágenes tradicionales & Nuevas imágenes tradicionales (Juana Mordó, 1989) makes clear the intellectual shift to his work. He abandons his initial proposals to adopt a painting of thesis, from a reading of linguistic disciplines and non-figurative references, entering an analysis of the mechanisms of perception and pictorial representation. OK 15/20 (Chapel Oidor of Alcala de Henares, 1990), 2 Cegazones (Antoni Estrany, 1991) and Cámaras Hidráulicas (1992) exemplify the degree of formal complexity and signification that reach his installations, which are three-dimensional solutions in which he stages and makes transitable the perceptual and conceptual games that hinted in his paintings; intellectual challenges in which he uses the cracks in language and the gaze as systems of intrepresentation and ways of knowing.
Individually he has shown his work at Municipal Museum of Fine Arts of Santander (1985); Space Foundation Caja Burgos and Espai Poble Nou in Barcelona (1993); La Gallera, Consortium of Museums of the Generalitat Valenciana in Valencia (1999); Espai Cuatre / Casal Solleric. Palma de Mallorca (2009).
He has shown his work in public institutions in group exhibitions such as Carnet de Voyages, Cartier Fondation , Jouy- en-Josas (1990); Última Visión, Spain, four young artists, traveling exhibition, Ibero- American Cooperation, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo (1991); Spanish Pavilion, Expo 92, Seville, Historia Natural (El doble hermético), Atlantic Centre of Modern Art, Las Palmas (1992); Prospect 93, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (1993); Architecture(s), CapcMusée d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France (1995); Introversions, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona (1997. Essays & Embryos 13 Contemporary Spanish Artists Enzo Gallo Fine Art, Inc. Florida (1997); El Punto Ciego Spanische Kunst der 90er, Kunstraum Innsbruck. Innsbruck Austria (1998); Mínima Resistencia. Entre el tardomodernismo y la globalización: prácticas artísticas durante las décadas de los 80 y 90. Centro de Arte Reina Sofía National Museum (MNCARS) Madrid (2013).
He has taked part in international fairs such as Art Cologne, Köln (Germany), Kunst Rai 89 in Amsterdam, FIAC in Paris, Art Athina 3'95 in Athens, Art Basel, Art Chicago, Art Forum Berlin, ARCO from 1985 to today.
His work is represented in the collections of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (Spain), Collection of the "Caixa" in Barcelona (Spain), Bank of Spain of Madrid (Spain), BMG Ariola of Madrid, Caja de Ahorros Municipal of Burgos (Spain), City of Pollensa in Mallorca (Spain), German Foundation for Scientific Development of Köln. Fundación Colegio del Rey of Alcala de Henares (Spain), General Mills, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), Marugame Hirai Museum of Manugame (Japan), Milestone Inc. (USA), Museum of Fine Arts of Santander, Museum of Alava in Vitoria, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo of Lleida (Spain), Ulster Museum in Belfast, North Ireland, Generalitat Valenciana Collection.