On View:  October 24 – December 14, 2019

Victor Maldonado:
Excerpts from a Book I’ll Never Write

Artist Statement

I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember. It was my first language before I could speak. I learned how to draw from observation and from my imagination. I learned that I could draw portraits of my abusers and tormentors and that they would stop. That I could draw pictures of my family and friends from memory and always have them with me.

When I first started painting I didn’t know how. I made painting to teach myself how to paint and I filled my canvas with what drawing had taught me. When I learned how to make painting I became a performance artist. Now I dismantle myself through my paintings to remake myself.

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Victor Maldonado