Mercedes Bravo :”I was born in 1988 in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Since childhood, I had big inclinations to art.
I was always very curious with this new world that opened my eyes. As a child, I was always observing my uncle’s work (my uncles are renowned artists in Cuba). I was fascinated with the detail brushwork and the color scheme. This whole world helped me prelude at a very young age that my means of communication had to be fine arts. At age 14, I started classes at the Academy of Art in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. I graduated at 18 with a thesis related to the design of costumes as a conceptual object element; giving rise to all the plots that masked women. This experience has been my most genuine mirror during this time until I found 2 new inspirational elements in acrylic and drawing. Newly graduated, I started to work and had to limit my artistic work. I left Cuba to Venezuela where I taught art. Then I had the opportunity to come to United States, where I believe it is true medium for me to develop as an artist”.
“Hesperides” (Artworks done with wine).Work done with wine Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and graphite on Canson paper.
In Greek mythology, the Hesperides are the nymphs of fruit trees and pleasures earthly related to food and wine. From that allusion to women with mythical powers and charms, emerge the idea of reflecting the sensuality and eroticism that precedes the history of wine, always plagued by a sublime atmosphere related to the senses. Mercedes Bravo