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Art & Life with John Henry Maldonado

Today we’d like to introduce you to John Henry Maldonado.

John Henry Maldonado, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I began to create digital art compositions in 2008 after I graduated from the Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale as an interior designer. I never meant to be an artist, my focus was to create a name for myself as a designer. National depression and the negative impact we experienced from our economy collapsing affected me at a personal level. I had to reinvent myself, so I continue to push forward on creating art works. During this period my health declined drastically, I suffered several brain seizures that almost took my life. After coming back from this near-death experience, I realized that my art was no coincidence. I was being guided to create art works to convey the visions I was having of past and future events. I was shown worlds that exist inside us, I felt the need to express those visions through my works. The purpose of this journey in this lifetime is to educate others and to show them through my compositions how to release the fear that holds us back from pursuing our dreams, to use our intuition as tool to create beautiful art and to live our purpose.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
My works are digital art compositions, I capture explosions of ink in water and I use photography as a tool create art. The images are then taken through a digital process where the compositions take shape. My inspiration is not from here, not from this reality but from the experiences I have during my dream estate, “astral projection”; the capacity we have to travel through time and to other worlds. People fear what others think and how their works are perceived, the ego takes over and convince us/ them that we are not good enough or that we will never achieve greatness. I am here to say that once we come to accept our gifts and deliver them with confidence the world around us changes and the perception about ourselves becomes so powerful that we begin to emanate that energy. This is where find our true purpose so that we can pass this knowledge to future generations.

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
The lack of communication, as we move forward we seemed to take ten steps back. The world is becoming a place where the status quote is more important than the message we aim to convey through our works. It is easy for many artists to hang their works in a gallery where is displayed in “silence”, most people are under the impression that art speaks for itself. This is not always true. Art is like a song, we need the melody and the lyrics to make a point.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Take a tour of my online art gallery.

Follow me on Instagram at: jhmmodernart

I will be having a seminar specifically designed to discuss my works and what they mean. This will be held on December 5th here in Fort Lauderdale at Art Serve. There Will be a guest speaker, he is a Medium who will take the stage with me to talk about the relationship between the spirit world and the arts.

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Image Credit:
Scott Baker Photography /

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1 Comment

  1. Grant Van Ulbrich

    November 17, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Such an incredibly talented artist and creative person. Just wonderful. I wish I could collect all of his pieces!!

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