With a surrealist, dream-like quality, Susana Bravo creates mixed media work that explodes with colour.
With a surrealist, dream-like quality,
Susana Bravo creates mixed media
work that explodes with colour.
Susana Bravo is a Portuguese-English painter based in Porto, Portugal.
Influenced by her dual nationality, her practice is characterised by a recurrence of mixed media, including painting, etching, watercolour, and postal art. She has been painting since the 1980s, and it was during an internship with Mexican sculptor Jorge Alarcon that Susana realised she wanted to pursue an artistic career. Her paintings are explosions of colour, objects and everyday or imaginary scenes. The painting style is influenced by poetry and literature, with a specific interest in the work of Virginia Woolf.
Susana's practice is simultaneously abstract and figurative; the depictions have a surrealist, dream-like quality. The subjects are related to real and fictional female characters, born out of a passion for understanding her fellow women (and herself) and humans' fundamental, naïve, and age-old delight in storytelling.