Bang the Bitch by Jonathan Maldonado, Mexican

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Bang the Bitch by Jonathan Maldonado, Mexican

3,250.00

Unique 1/1

40x30 inches | 100x80 cm

Archival pigment print; white museum frame

 

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Jonathan Maldonado is a Mexican artist, focused on pop culture as well as the underground and queer scene, where he finds the inspiration to create his aesthetic values. Jonathan Maldonado’s work is strongly related with the queer ideology, not only as the expression of fluid sexuality, but as the perfect way to destroy and cross any border, to creates scenarios where every mix up is possible, where the destruction of the imagines is a way to renew the meaning of the icons, to create a chaos that let him express the creation of his own reality.

As he make his life in a little city in the north of Mexico, Jonathan Maldonado was always intrigue of most diverse things and topics, from opera to American pop music, graffiti, Wharhol’s portraits, Marilyn Monroe pictures, Venus accent sculptures, Dali’s surrealism, David Bowie music, occultism, serial killers, Marie Antoinette, divinity or pornography icons, Mary Poppins and so on. Finding himself a misfit in his own city, he sees in the art (visual art, theatre, and literature) a way to create artificial paradises for him to live in. When he grow up, he decided to move to the center of the country to study design as visual expression of culture, this work leads him to travel to Madrid, to do a research on visual expression in the Madrid of the 80ties. In this city he began with his digital work, starting with some collages made out of gay porn pictures and catholic masterpieces from the Spanish baroque.

As an artist, Jonathan Maldonado has developed a work that reunites the visual references of his own cultural conceptions, from pop music to accent art, Disney films, musicals, pornography, religion and politics. Myths and obsessions that converge not only in his art, but in my own conception of life: a mix up between banality and divinity. For him, his creations are a way to build artificial paradises, where the plastic, the pink color, or the body shapes, are the perfect way to reach the nirvana.