On view in the Cafe – Bruno Casiano

Bruno Casiano has wowed galleries with his vibrant palette and exceptional vision for years now, and we are pleased to present his work in our cafe. Join Bruno this Friday, June 11 from 6-8pm as we celebrate his artwork, and enjoy the opening kick off for the Ohio Independent Film Festival to be held at Beachland Ballroom the entire weekend. (see our website post for festival details.)

Below is Mr. Casiano’s artist statement –

As a child growing up in the Island of Puerto Rico, I encountered the wild rural life of a small town called Juana Diaz. Since, this has been the motivating factor of my artwork, composed of sub-conscience interpretations of mountains, mangos, ceiba trees, caves and the awareness of being on an island. This is the key part of the process of my work, which dips into these memories seen through the eyes of a young kid, where depth of a brilliant sky becomes entangled with leaves, branches, water, colors, forms and high contrast.

This euphoria of the creative process finds the measuring place in the tangible material. Two parallels, man and material interact concurrent to such objective, called art. The complexity of its continuous resurrection repeats itself in many stages throughout the entire existence in which materials are being manipulated. By these undetermined or determined allusions, composed by the surreal and real, singular and plural thoughts which constantly recall stages of  my human experience.

This subjectivity and visual pursuit for the “truth” is which gives birth to the process and creation, and continues to break esthetic interpretations, which results into my final art work. Saludos a mis hermanitos en Juana Diaz, al Joemoro, al Baby, al Ramiro Dasilva, el Pedroco, al Red y al Marioco, y al Monkey man que se encuentra en Dallas. Su amigo el El Brunaco.

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