Okay, so it is not pure abstract…
This is a figurative painting, but the background is purely abstract. The colours and how they are distributed create an abstract representation of the reference. And what is the reference? Naturally, the reference for the abstract background is internal. It is in my head. But it does have something to do with the foreground which is figurative. The figures are basically silhouettes representing…perhaps…musicians. But since I created them and I do “jazz-art”, they are Jazz musicians and they are…seemingly…walking and playing. The first one, to explain it to you, is playing a guitar with the left hand, the second one is playing an alto saxophone and could be a female and the third one is definitely a sax-man, playing a tenor sax.
I’ve done some similar paintings before, somewhat experimental, trying to merge some of the aspects of abstract with figurative while respecting the integrity of both and the style and history that each carries. Since I did not want to make it too obviously figurative, I chose to make the figures as shadows or silhouettes instead. That way they can represent but not overwhelm the viewer.
As you know, I direct my own future…and present…in art. I have been at this for over twenty three years and I started my professional career being represented by a gallery. After that, which didn’t work to my liking, I chose the galleries and paid for my space within their walls. I did not like that, although it did help me sell many paintings but the idea of paying did not sit well with me. Then I did all the festivals in the Miami area where I lived (Miami, Florida, USA). But that got too tiring and it represented a lot of work although sales were generally very good. I also have private collectors who like, value and purchase my work consistently. But now I run my own business…mostly online…through my own Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia.
I want to say to one and all that if you love art, you would do well to support your local artists and to purchase original art instead of the usual prints sold at IKEA. Original art is collectible and you never know if that artist from whom you bought a painting from is going to become famous and your painting has magically turned into an investment…think about it…and gains much value.
If you are interested in any of my paintings I invite you to follow me…or just visit…my Instagram where I publish my work and from where I sell to most places throughout Europe and perhaps other places. After all we ship to many countries all over the world. (INSTAGRAM- @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera).