CMYKtoRGB

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My life has always involved helping others and collaborating with someone new, being inspired by what's around me and sharing my creations. Cmyk to rgb to me is that fine line between what we see and what we create to share with one another in the hope of bringing something new, something innovative to the equation of our daily lives. That space in between is where I always look and I'm always open to meet someone new and work on something to share an experience that will change the way we see things.


Patrick James Bravo

Photo by Karina Hjort

Photo by Karina Hjort

Bio

Patrick James Bravo is based in Vancouver and obtained his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2016). His works focuses primarily in areas of social practice and community engagement. Though trained in printmaking and sculpture, Bravo works with traditional labour-intensive methods, re-combining objects and environments loaded with previous meaning from art history, the street or the playground. Originally from Italy, his works have been exhibited in Raw-Spectrum at Club 560 Seymour; Art Revolution graffiti exhibition in Concourse gallery, Emily Carr University and Colour G - a Tent work – at the 2014 International Vancouver Folk Music Festival.

Statement

My challenge is for people to observe and interact with my art. I want people to become aware of their own participation in the process of creating meaning from the images and feelings they encounter within the works.

Art and life merge together in my work, whether created for the walls of a gallery, or made for a park or the streets. I aim to engage playfully with viewers and strangers in an attempt to interrupt routines, or to simply make them smile. My work is colourful and whimsical, and strives to provide each viewer with a “moment” to recollect childhood memories or gleeful emotions from a period in life that was more about having fun. I strive to portray childlike perspectives and to spotlight moments of the past, a tactic governed by play and unconventional experience. I use pattern, colour and juxtaposition to make work that has a sense of fun and engage emotions disrupting for a short time our customized social lives, even if darker connections surface.


Solo Exhibitions

First Kiss CMYKtoRGB. Pop Up Gallery. Vancouver, BC. 2015

HSL CMYKtoRGB. Pop Up Gallery. Vancouver, BC. 2014

Reborn. Library Window Gallery. Vancouver, BC. 2013

CMYKtoRGB. Pop Up Gallery. Auckland, NZ. 2012

CMYKtoRGB. Pop Up Gallery. Melbourne, AU. 2011


Group Exhibitions

Fresh Paint / New Construction. 2Art Mûr. Montreal, QC 2016

Sculptures. 221 E. Georgia St. Vancouver, BC. 2016

The Show. ECUAD. Vancouver, BC. 2016

Playground. Ayden Gallery. Vancouver, BC. 2015

XYZ. Ranger Station Gallery. Harrison Hot Springs, BC. 2015

Print: Crossing Pathways. Concourse Gallery. Vancouver, BC. 2015

Art Revolution. (Curated by Benji Staempfli) Concourse Gallery. Vancouver, BC. 2014

Spectrum. (Raw Artists Vancouver) FiveSixty Gallery. Vancouver, BC. 2014

Foundation Show. Concourse Gallery. Vancouver, BC. 2013

CMYKtoRGB. Pop Up Gallery. Melbourne, AU. 2011


Installation Work

Hold On. ECUAD Foyer. Vancouver, BC. 2016

Colour G. Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Vancouver, BC. 2014

Fountain Of Youth. Granville Loop Park. Vancouver, BC. 2014

Micro Colour Sound. CMYKtoRGB Pop Up Gallery. (Collaboration with Graeme Wilson) Vancouver, BC. 2013

Bondage. Stanley Park. (Collaboration with Björn Krogvig) Vancouver, BC. 2013

Miss E. Granville Island. Vancouver, BC. 2013


Professional Experiences                    

Artist talk and conversation: Ruth Beer, with Patrick James Bravo and Justin Muir Malaspina Printmakers. Vancouver, BC. 2016

Community Engagement Representative. Student Union of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Vancouver, BC. 2016

Faculty of Visual Arts and Material Practice Representative. Student Union of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Vancouver, BC. 2016

Community Connection Through Social Practice: Finding a Match Museum of Contemporary Craft. Portland, OR. 2015


Awards

Nominated for BMO First Art Competition. 2016


Media & Publications

Visual Art Exhibit: Ranger Station Art Gallery. Ranger Station Gallery. Harrison Festival. Harrison Hot Springs, BC. 2015

Community Connection Through Social Practice: Finding a Match.Museum of Contemporary Craft. Portland, OR. 2015

Woo. Spring Issue. Woo Publication. Vancouver, BC. 2015

Woo. Winter Issue. Woo Publication. Vancouver, BC. 2015    

Emily Carr sale lives up to promise. Rebecca Blissett. The Vancouver Courier. Vancouver, BC. 2014

Portrait of an artist: Patrick James Bravo. Michelle Martin. The Georgia Straight. Vancouver, BC. 2014

35 hot Vancouver artists to look out for. Vancity Buzz Staff. Vancouver, BC. 2014

Patrick James Bravo presented by Raw: Vancouver. Raw Artist Media. Vancouver, BC. 2014

Woo. Fall Issue. Woo Publication. Vancouver, BC. 2013


For a complete version of Patrick James Bravo's CV, please enquire at: pjb[at]cmyktorgb.com


"A WAY OF LIFE:
Life cannot be based on black and white 
ADD SOME PAINT" - Laconic
PATRICK JAMES BRAVO