Every year one tries to plan what one is going to do throughout the year, at least on a professional level and I am doing just that right now. Most of the year is uncertain but one thing I am certain of already is that I will do my yearly, November/December Expo in Valencia, this year as well.
I am open to suggestions and invitations to do expos anywhere in Europe or America.
These are some of the paintings I will include in the 2020 expo, that I’ve not exhibited although they were finished in late 2019…
I greatly appreciate the support I’ve received throughout this year. I invite all of you back so we all can continue the journey. This year 2020 will be even better, as it should be. One must always move forward and not take a single step backward, not even for impulse! And I hope and look forward to doing many more expos and other events, artistic and literary, before the November expo in Valencia. I would love to have you with me so we can all share it together and together grow.
Art is a dynamic, a language, a weapon, to be used to grow as human beings, connect and dialogue, transmit ideas and to fight the most virulent of evils, which is intolerance, bigotry, racism and injustice. I, as an artist, refuse to sit quietly by while evil takes hold of more and more people and things of this, our world. Politicians are not the only ones with a duty to the “people”, and I truly believe that artists…of all genres and fields…should and must take part in making our world a better world. After all, our countries do not belong to the ruling party in power at the moment, our countries belong to us, the people.
Once again, I truly appreciate the support of this, my blogging community, which has shown me many beautiful lessons in humanity, in art, in science and in current events. I have learned from all of you many valuable lessons and I appreciate, wholeheartedly the incredibly wonderful articles and posts I have seen and enjoyed throughout my time on this blog. I am humbled by the acceptance I’ve received and the beautiful words which you have rendered me and I humbly accept them, perhaps undeserved but greatly appreciated because I know they all came from the heart. To all of you go my sincere wishes for happiness, peace and love in 2020 and forever.
I would like to invite you to follow me on Instagram where I post my paintings as I finish them (yes, I know, I have not finished one in a couple of monts): @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera
You can access and see my 2019 “JaZzArt en Valencia” collection by visiting my online gallery: http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155
If you like piano jazz, check out this CD I did with a great German pianist back in Miami, Florida in 2004. The pieces are created through jazz improvisation and I accompany Stu on the bass. Lots of people have said that the music is very spiritual and sensuous and that they can think of many things that they would like to do while this music plays in the background: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja
They’re yellow and purple,
some red and some green,
the fish that live in the city and
the mollusks that walk on the sidewalk,
and the seaweed that rides on the bus
from Uptown to Tribeca,
in this fish-pond that we call New York…
Some have made their way up to the Bronx,
others in a brownstone in Brooklyn,
with a minimalist view of the urban decor,
they live well, these fish from the city…
There’s a group in the Village
that dream of a song that once
bounced from stonewalls to gardens.
On St. Mark’s place they lingered,
on the Bowery they lounged
with four lads that just wanted to play CBGB…
But a fish cannot choose where to stand,
or demand anything, or insist there’s a place
in this pond of black water
for gills and for fins, for scales and for tales to order
another stale beer
from this bar…
From this bar called the Helpless,
from this kitchen without light or gas,
from these tables that haven’t seen plenty
in all these long years that have passed.
But we struggle and live in the city,
like a fish in the sand
always shouting, “I can!”
always dreaming I will,
but we didn’t…
C.2019 Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 25 DEC 2019, Valencia, Spain
Los cuadros miden, cada uno, 30 cm por 40 cm por 1,5 cm y son de acrílico sobre tela. Forman parte de Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia y se venden.
JaZzArt en Valencia: (serie 2019), http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155
Jazz and World Beat, “YaYa” by AJA: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja2