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The Charitable Artist: An Interview with Hector Maldonado on His Colorful Abstract Art

Updated: Feb 4

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Selfless Art Gallery is excited to introduce Hector Maldonado Salinas, also known as "Hecth." With his colorful abstract art, this exceptionally talented artist has captivated the people of Nuevo León, Mexico with his colorful abstract art among several other world-class cities, among several other world-class cities, including Stockholm, London, Havana, and Copenhagen. Behind each of his creations lies a rich story that has guided his journey towards artistic excellence. With a clear artistic vision and a mastery of various techniques, he is making a lasting impact on the world of contemporary visual arts.

Q: Can you talk a bit about your background and what led you to pursue art professionally?

A: I was born into a family close to local musicians in a little town, where I discovered my passion for art at an early on. My curiosity and attraction to music and painting prompted me to experiment with different forms of artistic expression. It helped me to develop my own distinctive style in an environment diverse in both culture and the natural landscape. This resulted in a creative and expressive childhood, youth, and adulthood.

After studying for a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and a Ph.D., and dedicating myself professionally to what I had studied for many years, I had a profound experience and emotional revelation that led me to take up art professionally.

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Life in the Desert (The Fox in Search of the Tuna) 2022 Dimension: 24 in x 24 in

Price: $1,799

Q: What is your primary source of inspiration? Have the works of any other artists or philosophies played a role in shaping and inspiring your creative pursuits?

A: Behind my work, a deep and rich spiritual history has guided me on this path towards artistic creation. My driver and primary source of inspiration is the desire to help people in need through philanthropy.

Thanks to my mother's instilling charity in me from an early age, philanthropy has always been a significant part of my life. Since I was a child, my first memories of my mother are of her helping people in need. Philanthropy has been a topic that I always wanted to dedicate myself to at a different level before studying, and now I have the opportunity to do so from the world of art. For me, it is a way to return all the blessings I have received in my life.

Q: What role does the physical environment play in your painting process?

A: The work process and the physical environment are essential parts of the result of my work; they are a meditation applied to creating a work of art. However, with sufficient inspiration, I will always be able to create art anywhere in the world.

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Sun and Storm: Weather Coincidences, 2023

Dimension: 42.1 x 34.25 Price: $2,999.00

Q: What has been your favorite piece of art that you have created?

A: All my works have an important meaning for me because they are an extension of my being, my experiences, and my philosophy.

Virgin in the Storm contains all the elements and meaning of a stage of personal rebirth that marks a "before and after" in my life, which is the reason why I do this. It is my favorite because just looking at it is like seeing a timeline captured together with my emotions represented by color, texture, and composition.

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Sun Amulet, 2022

Dimension: 22 in x 28 in Price: $2,499.00

Q: What has been the most challenging piece you have created?

A: Definitely Virgin in the Storm. Finishing this artwork was a personal challenge; it was a challenge not to modify what I had created. Perfection is a utopia, and deciding to finish the work was a difficult decision.

Q: Can you provide some insights on how your journey of contributing a portion of your sales to art charities began?

A: It was a personal decision. I am a dedicated professional with more than a decade of experience in corporate matters, which has given me stability. Now, however, philanthropy is part of my calling and objective at this stage of my life. The higher the vibration and sensitivity to the world's problems, the stronger the call to address them. I have always been sensitive to this, and now that I can make a difference, I am committed to making it.

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Calm, 2017

Dimensions: 16 in x 20 in

Price: $2,999.00

Q: Could you please share some charitable organizations you enjoy contributing to and provide reasons for your support?

A: The foundations I support are focused on children: children who are cancer survivors, in marginalized conditions, children with disabilities, and children born in prison, and likewise in support of the United Nations sustainable development goal (SDG2 - vision 2030) to ensure access to food and guarantee sustainability.

Q: As we come to a close, is there a valuable nugget of wisdom that has profoundly shaped your life and professional journey that you would like to share with our readers?

A: Doing everything from the heart honestly, authentically, humbly, and with originality has opened many doors for me and allowed me to connect with those types of individuals. There will always be spiritual satisfaction when you help from the heart without expecting anything in return. Practicing this philosophy has marked my life and career to this day.

You can find more of Hector's colorful abstract art on Instagram (@art_by_hecth) or visit our Art for Charity page to see more of his work.


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