Amy Bravo portrait
Nationality Cuban/Italian American
Born b. 1997

Amy Bravo

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Cuban/Italian American painter, Amy Bravo is interested in the shared language of culture and family, be it a found, queer family, or blood relatives. Her work is an attempt to understand and reflect on the existence of a queer Cuban person who has neither a found family, nor many living blood relatives of Cuban descent left. Challenged with the complications of Cuban politics regarding homosexuality, Bravo’s large-scale paintings seek to create an impossible utopia in the vague outline of Cuba, with the impossibility being the most crucial element. This utopian desire hinges on the question of what it means to love someone or somewhere you do not always agree with.

Lot number
#3
Artwork
Artwork: Queens of Morro Castle
Artist:
Amy Bravo
Title and Year:
Queens of Morro Castle | 2019
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