ES: Since the late nineties you have been doing a series of large scale pictures with either cloth or paper hanging from a wall. They seem to me to represent the most abstract and even radical works that you have painted in your career.
CB: Well yes, but all of what you see in my work now comes from things I've been thinking about and working with from a long time ago. What I'm trying to do here is unite my interest in the rare and the uncommon with visual aspects that are indeed quite contemporary. However, when I approach this or any other subject, my technique is always the same; it's rooted in my search for a classical type of precision. I guess that my entire career has been a continuous development of the same phenomenon. In so far as these "abstract" pictures are concerned, in one sense they are, as I've said, works in which I try to express a spirit of modernity..." (1)
1. Paul Bowles, Francisco Calvo Serraller and Edward J. Sullivan, Claudio Bravo: Paintings and Drawings (1964-2004), Madrid, 2005, p. 147
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