Luca Bray is a profoundly introspective artist. His muted color palette, diffusion of the picture plane, and juxtaposition of meditative atmosphere with underlying energy imbue each work with a sophistication and clarity of expression. Bray's poignant canvases evokes a strong sense of nostalgia -- the intangible of line; intermittent, fragmentary sentences; and nebulous forms all hint that the artist is searching for a hidden meaning, just beyond our grasp.
The lyricism of his works derives from the delicate interplay of expanses of color paint spatters and smears, from antique indian stamps, and sporadic fragments of dancing charcoal scrawls. Transparent and opaque fields provide a dynamic counterpoint the the rhythmic placement of paint.
Before finishing each work, Bray floods a corner in his studio allowing the painted canvases to become partially of fully submerge in water. The resulting fluid and amorphous areas of color lend a graceful spontaneity to the works.
Born in Italy, Bray attended the Fine Arts Academy of Brera in Milan where he graduated first class honors and the painting prize. In Italy, Bray participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions before re-locating to Mexico.
Bray's works us housed in numerous public collections, including the Jumex Collection, Mexico City; Antiguo Palacio Del Azobispado Museum, Mexico City; Sinaloa Modern Art Museum; Danniel Chappard Foundation, Venezuela; Morelia Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico; Amparo Museum, Mexico; and the Bancomer Cultural Foundation, Mexico.
Among numerious exhibitions in Museums and Galleries worldwide, Luca Currently exhibited at the 54th Venice Art Biennale.
His work is held in private collections in France, Italy, Spain, San Salvador, Venezuela, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, The United Kingdom, Dubai, Canada, New York, Washington, and Chicago.