Humberto Maldonado

Piedad (Pietà), 2021

Acrylic on canvas

Painting122 x 91.5 x 5cmShips from United States of America


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About the Artist

Humberto Maldonado (b.1993, US/Mexican) is a figurative painter born into a Mexican migrant family, living between Mexico and California. Their work has always been a way for me to heal from traumatic events and express moments of joy. Walking through life Humberto has found themselves at the crossroads of many different intersections. Being between a Mexican and American, a man or a woman, a brother or caretaker, and between being an optimist and pessimist. Standing in these liminal spaces, Humberto has learned to take many identities and reflect on these “in-between” identities through their work. By animating objects and painting large, simplified, round figures with bold colors, borrowing from cubism and fauvism, Humberto creates allegories from lived or seen experiences that toe the line between reality and escapism. They earned a Bachelors in Art from California State University of Stanislaus in 2019 with the Most Outstanding Student Award. They currently live and work in San Francisco, CA.