Juan Bravo is a Multi-Media artist based in Brooklyn New York. Juan Bravo Attended the High School of Art and Design, Parsons The New School for Design and is now currently pursuing a MFA Fine Arts degree at The School Of Visual Arts. Although Juan works in a variety of different mediums and platforms, his work has a consistent theme of positivity, resilience and often focuses on the relationship between humans and their habitats.
My oil paintings and videos capture “The Rise To The Top” in power, success and dominance over one's field. In order to communicate my message I use references found in popular culture. Many hip-hop artist and athletes have managed to climb to the TOP by constantly asserting themselves through words and symbols.These reference primarily include lyrics found in rap songs but often include other content such as text from world literature and images from athletes etc. Aesthetics that reference graphic design and commercial art are incorporated into my work, magnifying today’s visual codes.
The Idea of self-creation originally came from the world of art. Today, many hip-hop artist and athletes have managed to climb to the TOP by constantly asserting themselves through words and symbols. Their lyrics and words in a sense have become a self-fulfilling prophecy. The Art World today is filled with many intelligent and intellectual geniuses, but I am afraid that what it lacks are dreamers. I want to give my viewers the possibility to be able to dream again.