The Cuban artist Alexeir Diaz Bravo is known for his dramatic and emotionally moving pictures. His new series of drawings quickly captures the viewer, provokes associations and raises questions. He draws on the longstanding history of myths and fairytales in art. He creates fantastic figures as they appear in Greek mythology and combines them with motifs of Christianity in different techniques of painting, collage and drawing.
Diaz Bravo was born and raised in Havana where he studied art at the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Alejandro and became a painter and photographer. His works were shown in various Group- and Soloexhibtions for instance in Italy, Spain, Canada, The Netherlands, Cuba, and Germany. He now lives in Havana and Marburg and is mainly working on drawing, painting and sculpture.
IMAGES OF FRICTION AND OTHERNESS
Diaz Bravo combines techniques of classical painting from his art studies with his experiences of migration to Marburg and the cultural history of hybrid beings, chimeras and all creatures that stand in between and are thus perceived as different. His figures are always in tension: between surreal figures or non-representational forms, as well as other inner and outer horror. Borders between the abstract, feeling, animal, forms, memories, religion, drawing, mythology, fantasy and painting blur in pictures in a way that could be removed from dreams.
ANNOUNCEMENT: SOON YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ AN INTERVIEW WITH ALEXEIR DIAZ BRAVO HERE
What does the artist think about his creatures, what do they have to do with othering (Andersartigem)? An interview with the artist will bring light to some of those questions. More about the works of Alexeir Diaz Bravo can be read and seen here on ANDERS[nicht]ARTIG soon.
PREVIEW: STUDIO VIEWS OF DRAWINGS + SKETCHES