Eduardo Arranz-Bravo: BIOMORPHISM
Eduardo Arranz-Bravo: Biomorphism
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 1-5pm
431 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012
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Biomorphism comes from the Greek words bio, meaning life, and morphe, meaning form. It describes the bridging of gaps between surrealism and abstract art as well as its association with shapes and forms in arts, architecture and design. Prime examples include works by Jean Arp, Joan Miró and Antoni Gaudí.
James Johnson Sweeny, an early curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, wrote the following about Joan Miró in 1959, and his words provide poignant context for Arranz-Bravo’s work today: “[his] art is perhaps best understood if one takes into account that this is an art profoundly rooted in a magical place, perpetually fertilized and sustained by the particular atmosphere which pervades it, an art from his environment fired into esthetic form by the intensity of his regard for it and realized by the competence of his craft.”1
1. James Johnson Sweeny, Atmósfera Miró / The Miró Atmosphere,1959
RECENT ARTIST NEWS & EXHIBITIONS
Franklin Bowles Galleries congratulates Eduardo Arranz-Bravo on his many achievements since hosting his first US Retrospective in New York City in the fall of 2017.
November 2018: A seminal early work included in the group exhibition: LIBERXINA, Pop and New Artistic Behaviour, 1966-1971 at the Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) which runs through April 22, 2019
Fall 2018: Arranz-Bravo is awarded his first major US public art project a commission to create a large scale mural for the Port of Miami Terminal B project,Miami, Florida. (October 2019)
2018: For an event organized by 48H Open House Barcelona, the studio of Arranz-Bravo hosts the Barcelona School of Art and Design and groups of international architects to view its award winning site and design
September 2018: Arranz-Bravo is selected by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to create the hull artwork for the fourth and final ship of its Breakaway-Plus class, the 325.9-meter (1,069-foot) Norwegian Encore, debuting in Miami in November 2019