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Art & Identity: Emilio Maldonado's Creative Path

Art & Identity: Emilio Maldonado's Creative Path

Engage in a fascinating conversation with Emilio Maldonado, an Afro-Caribbean artist living and working in Philadelphia. Emilio's work provides a unique perspective from the systematically disenfranchised, utilizing discarded materials to explore the significance of objects in collective memory and the construction of narratives.

During their conversation, Emilio and Rob touch upon various intriguing topics, including:

  • Emilio's early creative experiences that sparked his interest in art and creativity.
  • The experience of living and working as an artist in Philadelphia.
  • Emilio's artistic journey, encompassing both 2D and 3D work and the themes and ideas that drive his current artistic practice.
  • The sense of irony and satire present in Emilio's artwork and the feelings he aims to express through his art.
  • The core inspirations that fuel Emilio's creative process and artistic expression.
  • The importance of approaching his work from the perspective of the systematically disenfranchised and its significance in his artistic vision.

Join us in this enlightening episode as Emilio Maldonado shares his unique perspective and insights into his artistry, offering thought-provoking perspectives on perception, memory, the impact of social constructs, and mental health.

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Hosted by Rob Lee, "The Truth In This Art" podcast dives into the heart of creativity and its influence on the community. This arts and culture podcast from Baltimore highlights artists discussing their ideas, sharing insights, and telling impactful stories. Through these artist interviews, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the creative economy and artistic life in Baltimore. 

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Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Emilio Maldonado
Emilio Maldonado
Emilio Maldonado is an Afro-Caribbean artist living in Philadelphia. He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in Painting (2013), from Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico with a BFA in Painting (2011), and from Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic with an AAS in Fine Arts and Illustration. He has been part of group and solo shows both locally and abroad, such as Vox Populi Make/shift (Philadelphia, PA, 2021), Breaking Arrow (Saint Louis, MO), Santo Domingo Museum of Modern Art Biennial, (Santo Domingo, DR, 2013), The New Kinds on the Block (San Juan, PR, 2011), and has attended Elsewhere Residency (Greensboro, NC) and Tiger Strikes Asteroid 2020.