My Dear Readers,
It is my pleasure to introduce you to the fabulous art of Francisco Bravo Cabrera.
Francisco Bravo Cabrera’s drawings are done with different kinds of pencils and China ink on paper. On occasion Francisco creates a jazz band and gives his drawings a name. His drawings are approximately 24×30 cm in size. Francisco feels that in order to be true to his commitment which he calls “Jazz Art” he must follow the rules that the great Jazz masters of New Orleans came up with at the beginning of the XIXth Century. Those rules are: you have to use improvisation; you have to let the performer be the creator; and finally the work (song) must swing, in other words, there must be rhythm. For Francisco to draw and to be faithful to this definition, he must be able to improvise most of the composition, which usually begins from a thick/thin black line that guides, the line turns into aspects of the composition and then the composition creates itself and to make it swing, he has to provide the rhythm. Francisco thinks rhythm can be gained by what the composition represents, the dynamics between the parts of the composition and their perspectives. It helps him if he makes them play jazz and dance.
I trust you will enjoy Francisco’s drawings: Cuban Son, Iberian Confusion, and Orujo con Ainhoa