Jesus Bravo's exhibit: Abstract Works is a collaboration of mixed media collage with found objects art.
His large canvases are thought provoking and require a degree of dissection to isolate contemporary and past corporate logos, capitalist imagery and American propaganda.
Collage is a major component of Mr. Bravo's work, a medium I find particularly interesting as there is always the chance of seeing familiar design in a refreshing context.
Many of his works have a dark ominous, look and feel to them, yet when taken in detail are nonthreatening 'found items'- such as candy wrappers and bingo cards.
I enjoy his use of painted lace as a metaphoric veiling of symbols, representative of money, corporations and perhaps greed.
From the Artist Statement:
"This body of work is not representational and does not adhere to a formal constructive methodology...I feel the viewer can be rewarded by ultimately drawing a personal critique...of exploration, self awareness and discovery."
Do you enjoy collage art?