Born in Abarán, Murcia, in 1985, the Spanish artist Bran is only defined as “Good person, painter, illustrator, designer and photographer, as well as many other things that I never wanted to be”.
Since he was a child, he has been interested in artistic expression and culture, developing hobbies such as maquetism, reading scientific-technological articles and music, and also enjoys astronomy, archeology and history of ancient Egypt and the Arab countries. As well as Celtic culture, paleontology and especially oil painting and drawing.
Graduated in 2006 in Development of Computer Applications and Analysis of Databases, 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 de Mazarrón.
In 2012 he decided to abandon his work as a computer and lifestyle to devote himself fully to drawing and enrolled in the School of Art of Murcia, leaving behind family, couple and home and moved alone to a studio in the city of Murcia.
Right eye of Bran Only – A scar or injury that deflects the light that is projected on the retina can be seen in the marked area.
It is in the same school where he discovered that an affection in sight, of unknown origin, conditioned his perception from childhood. A macular lesion, formed by scars in the central area of the retina, distorts the images in a way that he describes as “kaleidoscopic”, multiplying with sharpness the images with high contrast or luminosity. In this way, he discovers that he can not find with certainty the line that separates a white from a black plane, confuses the volume with the void, the positive with the negative and, except in specific light circumstances, he perceives all the objects multiplied by eight or ten copies, according to distance, and especially those that are luminous, making it difficult to visualize 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 it sustains with humor “is the most important quality that an artist should have”.
He finished his studies in 2014 and graduated in Plastic Arts and Illustration Design, presenting in his final project the Tarot of Laguna for which he is qualified with the highest score of the jury, which grants him an Erasmus scholarship that takes him to Oporto.
After his stay in the Portuguese city, he moved to Madrid where he began his artistic career officially. He decided to move to Barcelona in 2015 where he continues his work.
In 2015 he made his first solo exhibition: “Perfume de flor de cuchillo”, at Kipfer & Lover, Málaga, which is a great success.
He returns to Murcia in 2016 where he currently resides.
From that moment, his career progressed exponentially and in a short time he managed to show his work at the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga, at the ESTAMPA fair in Madrid, at the NB7 gallery of the ARROW exhibition of the same city, as well as in other spaces such as Échale Guindas Gallery, Matraca Gallery, VillaPuchero Factory, Factory of Art and Development, Swinton & Grant, The Folio Club, Nigredo Espacio, El Gallinero or Vergel Espacio.
In addition, he collaborates with the editors of 180hilos by exhibiting works in serial editions at MACBA and CCCB in Barcelona, CAIXA Forum Madrid and at the Center Pompidou in Málaga, as well as at ARCO Art Fair 2018 (Laie Llibreria Stand) and manages to make a gap in specialized stores and art galleries inside and outside of Spain.
In 2018 he published the Tarot of Laguna for sale, a work of research and personal development based on the foundations of psychoanalysis.
Currently researching the relationship between science and art, which states: “I am inseparable”, besides being interested in the graphic study of other topics such as masculinity, fear and human emotions, love and blindness.