New Mexico Artist, Brandon Maldonado Relocates to Denver
Brandon Maldonado grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his teens he was a graffiti artist, an influence still visible in his work. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the College of Santa Fe with a focus on philosophy and world religion. But he also has an associates degree in fine art, though he considers himself primarily a self-taught artist whose essential technical development is based on the independent study of old masters including Jan Van Eyck and Dominique Ingres.
In addition to having solo exhibitions in Santa Fe, Baltimore, Phoenix, New York and Albuquerque Maldonado has participated in group shows around the country and abroad including last years local Day of the Dead juried show at Sean Brown’s Studio 12 Gallery. He has created poster art for the multi-platinum selling Zac Brown Band and is currently in negotiations to have his artwork featured on the cover of their next album.
Maldonado relocated to Denver last Fall and is hosting an inaugural exhibition of his work May 19-June 30 at his studio/gallery Intersecting Parallels in the Highland neighborhood at 3252 Pecos Street, one half block from Root Down restaurant. The exhibition entitled “Overcoming Inertia” will open with a reception on May 19 from 4-8 p.m. and is then viewable Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and by appointment. Below are a few highlights from the exhibition, which will also include a selection of prints, t-shirts and other items.