Fridays of Art and Poetry: (art), “Faces”

(Detail from the original painting “Faces IV” by FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

I have always thought in terms of colour. Colours should fill my canvases and create the emotion, transmit the message and be the source from where the content, the composition gets its reason for being, raison d’etre.

From a river of colour, a fish can jump, a bull can tear through flesh and a face can look at me…

(“Faces III”, acrylic on canvas 50×60 cm, private collection France)

The idea for the series “Faces” started randomly, I would say. The first ones in the series were not titled Faces at all. The first one was “Mujer de Fierro” (Woman of Iron).

(“Mujer de Fierro”, acrylic on canvas 90×80 cm, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

I was dreaming in abstract but walking through figurative. Cannot a painting be both? I always thought so…

Colour is, of course, essential in all painting. Whether it is the lack of colour of its abundance, it is crucial to the medium. For abstract art it is part of the alphabet a painter uses to transmit the message of the painting…

(“Verde que te quiero verde”, acrylic on canvas, 40x50cm, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

“Verde que te quiero verde” came shortly afterwards. They were both painted in 2004. By now I think you’ve begun to see the pattern because these paintings were all created in the same manner. First I search within my mind’s eye for the colours…in “Verde que te quiero verde” there are many colours not just green…that would form the space wherein this painting will abide, then the “jazz” begins. The solid, bold, black line begins to come alive and create images…

(“Pistaxio”, acrylic on canvas, 40×50 cm, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

I say the “jazz” begins because it is my style, let us say. Just like Pollock had his “drippings”, (a technique much abused these days), and the way he would create them, my way is my jazz…

And what is “jazz”?

Jazz is the spirit that takes over and begins to form of invisible thoughts something quit visible. It is a question for the which there is no reply. Jazz creates by itself, upon itself and through itself, it improvises and it has rhythm…

The Faces series matured from all of the above…

And finally, in 2020, the series continues with “Faces IV”

(“Faces IV”, acrylic on canvas, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia usually sells to collectors all over the world as well as to lovers of original art.

THANK YOU…

17 comments

  1. beth · 20 Days Ago

    Color is magic

  2. Brad Osborne · 19 Days Ago

    I love this series of work, Francisco! When seen together they are even more impactful. You capture such movement and life in these images. And your palette is sheer perfection! Bravo!

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 19 Days Ago

      Thank you my friend! Colour, rhythm, movement, these are the elements, the rest creates itself…

  3. ourcrossings · 19 Days Ago

    I love how you use colours to create your own individuality and flare, especially combining them together. I like the first painting where aggression and poweri of the red colour is striking side the cooling effects of the green one. Thanks for sharing and take care 😊 Aiva

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 19 Days Ago

      Thank you Aiva. I am so very glad you liked them. Yes, colour is power, subtlety and passion and green and red are one of my favourite combinations. 😊

  4. Easymalc · 19 Days Ago

    I’m not quite sure what goes in your mind when you paint these images Francesc, but I know what goes on in mine when I see them. Magnifico!

  5. maitryshah · 19 Days Ago

    Beautiful

  6. Kally · 16 Days Ago

    The colours are bright and cheery. I love it.

  7. Zippy · 14 Days Ago

    Incredibly beautiful

  8. damoneramone · 14 Days Ago

    These are all great. I especially like “Verde que te quiero verde”

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 14 Days Ago

      Greetings and thank you so much. That was one of my favourites as well and is now in a private collection in Portugal.

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