Symbols and signifiers

 2nd year  MFA Fine Arts  student Juan Bravo is back in the VFL using the Shopbot CNC router to cut out plywood layers for brand new freestanding painted sculptures. Juan is gearing up for this thesis presentation this spring.

2nd year MFA Fine Arts student Juan Bravo is back in the VFL using the Shopbot CNC router to cut out plywood layers for brand new freestanding painted sculptures. Juan is gearing up for this thesis presentation this spring.

 Juan’s work centers around a personal narrative of growing up in his East New York neighborhood in Brooklyn using the cultural symbols and signifiers of hip hop and black culture filtered through a thorough understanding of the western painting canon.

Juan’s work centers around a personal narrative of growing up in his East New York neighborhood in Brooklyn using the cultural symbols and signifiers of hip hop and black culture filtered through a thorough understanding of the western painting canon.