I paint to never die
“My name is Bran Sólo. I’m a good person, painter, illustrator, designer and photographer, as well as many other things I never wanted to be”.
Graduated in 2006 in Computer Applications Development and Database Analysis, he worked for seven years for the technology sector.
In 2010 he participated in the official program of parallel events of the European Biennial of Contemporary Art Manifesta, in its eighth edition, with an exhibition in the space Casas Consistoriales of Mazarrón, Spain.
In 2012 he decided to abandon his work as a computer scientist and lifestyle to devote himself fully to drawing and enrolled in the Murcia School of Art, leaving behind family, couple and home and moving into a studio in the city of Murcia on his own.
It is at the same school that he discovers that an eye condition of unknown origin conditions his perception from childhood. A macular lesion (choroiditis), formed by scars in the central area of the retina, distorts images in a way that he describes as “kaleidoscopic“, multiplying images with high contrast or luminosity. In this way, he discovers that he cannot safely find the line that separates a white plane from a black one, confuses volume with emptiness, positive with negative, and, except in specific lighting circumstances, he perceives all objects multiplied by up to eight or ten copies, depending on the distance, and especially those that are luminous, making it difficult to see screens and projections as well as elements that emit or reflect moderate amounts of light. This condition, which forces the brain to interpret reality very subjectively, gives it a “unique vision“, which he maintains with humour “is the most important quality an artist should have“.
His work can be found in art galleries and decoration shops in Europe and North America, as well as in his own online art shop where it is possible to purchase original paintings, high quality lithographic reproductions, paintings on wood and illustration applied to objects.
Bran Sólo – Quarantine
Virtual exhibition on the occasion of the quarantine by the COVID-19 in Spain