About Patiño
Mickael "Patiño" Brana is a young artist and illustrator born in 1990 in Bayonne, France.
He was already 20 years old when he started drawing, influenced by his teenage skateboard years and Street Art culture.
He is self taught artist and has developed a very personal universe which is an original mix between Urban Art, Expressionism, Surrealism, Primitivism, Illustration, 50's Cartoon, Children's book, Psychedelia, Doodle Art, Folk Art, Cubism, Graphic Design, Skate Art, etc.In his work he usually draws a bunch of weird animals, funny monsters, strange humans as well as organic forms, plants, masks, symbols, semi-abstract forms, patterns, lettering and anthropomorphism figures.
The universe of Patiño is the result of all his reflections about human condition, human psyche (mind, emotions, thoughts, memory, fears, joys, dreams, conscious/ unconscious, …) , the relation between the human being and the Cosmos, the Nature, science,  the duality, the invisible, the ancient civilizations , modern society's problem, philosophical / metaphysical / spiritual questions, the mystery of life, among many other subjects…
But he prefers to leave his work open to interpretation from the viewer, because his paintings have always a lot of different interpretations possible.
He works with acrylic paintings, marker pens, pencils, pens, collages as well as digital techniques on different type of supports, and he is keen to keep experimenting and expanding his own universe in the future.

A propos de Patiño :

Mickael « Patiño » Brana est un jeune artiste et illustrateur né en 1990 à Bayonne, France.
Il a découvert sa passion pour l’Art sur le tard quand il avait 20 ans, influencé par ses années passées sur son skate et par la culture urbaine.
Artiste autodidacte, il s’est créé un univers très personnel qui est un mélange original entre l’art urbain, l’expressionnisme, le surréalisme, les arts primitifs, l’illustration, les cartoons des années 50, les livres pour enfants, le psychédélisme, les doodles, l’art brut, le cubisme, le graphisme ou encore le skate art.
Dans son travail on peut découvrir tout un tas de monstres loufoques, d’animaux amusants, d’humains étranges, mais aussi des formes organiques, des plantes, des masques, des symboles, des formes semi-abstraites, des motifs, de la typographie et des figures anthropomorphiques.
L’univers de Patiño est le résultat de l’ensemble de ses réflexions sur la condition humaine, sur la psyché humaine (le mental, l’esprit, les émotions, la mémoire, la peur, la joie, les rêves, le conscient et l’inconscient, etc.), la relation entre l’Homme et le Cosmos, la Nature, la science, la dualité, le visible et l’invisible, les anciennes civilisations, la société moderne, les questions philosophiques / métaphysique / spirituelles, le mystère de la vie, parmi beaucoup d’autres sujets.
Mais il préfère laisser les gens interpréter son travail selon leur propre imagination, car ses peintures ont toujours énormément d’interprétations différentes possibles.
 Il travail avec différentes techniques sur différents supports, aussi bien traditionnelles que numériques, et veut continuer à expérimenter et développer son propre univers dans le futur.

Exhibitions :

- October 2017 : Collective exhibition "My Tai Wan" organized by Hundred Paces Studio & Gallery (Fangliao, Taiwan).
- October 2017 : Collective exhibition in Chiayi Artist Village (Chiayi, Taiwan).
- June/August 2017 : Art Residency and exhibition "Between The Earth & The Sky" at The Pier-2 Art Center (Kaohsiung, Taiwan).
- March 2017 : "101 Faces" Solo exhibition at Nocolor Studio (San Sebastian, Spain).
- February 2017 : "101 Faces" Solo exhibition at Belaza Gallery (Bilbao, Spain).
- January 2017 : "101 Faces" Solo exhibition at Le Microcosme Art Gallery (Bayonne, France).
- September 2016 : Collective exhibition and auction sale for Le Projet Venus, for the prevention of the breast cancer organized by Spacejunk Gallery (Bayonne, France).
- September 2015 : Collective exhibition for the National Contemporary Urban Art Festival LES VIBRATIONS URBAINES (Pessac, France).
February 2014 : Solo exhibition of paintings and illustrations in CAFE COLONIAL (Castellon de la Plana, Spain).
- Novembre 2011 : Participation at the exhibition Pictoplasma at the Gaité Lyrique in Paris. It was a worldwide illustration contest about the Yéti (Paris, France).
- Novembre 2009 : Collective exhibition at the Bask Museum in Bayonne featuring painted skateboards (Bayonne, France).

Publications :

- September 2017 : Publication in DPI Magazine n°221 (Taiwan).
- September 2017 : Publication of my illustration "The Voodoo's mind" in Journal Errratum n°14.
- August 2017 : Interview for DPI Magazine n° 220 (Taiwan).
- July 2017 : Publication in DPI Magazine n° 219 (Taiwan).
- July 2016 : Publication of an illustration on Trauma magazine n°4.
- May 2016 : My first children book has been published by 2 Coqs d'or (Hachette). You can buy it here.
October 2015 : Publication of my first little book Panorama Mental by the Spanish editorial Chucherias de Arte.
- June 2015 : Publication on one of my illustration on the book Doodle For Good among 24 artists from across the world.
- February 2012 : Short interview and publication of a painting in the french skateboard fanzine Pn Zine.
- June 2011 : Publication of an illustration in the fanzine «Cultzine » thanks to a contest based on the theme of music.

Interviews / Articles :

- July 2017 : Article on HAll-13 about my Art Residency in The Pier-2 Art Center in Taiwan (french).
- February 2017 : Publication on Machodominante (spanish).
- December 2016 : Article about my project "A Trip To Patiño's Land" on Colectivo Bicicleta (spanish).
- November 2016 : Article about my project "A Trip To Patiño's Land" on Partfaliaz (french).
- September 2016 : Interview about how to find your style as an illustrator for Friday Illustrated (english).
- September 2016 : Article about my work on STAF MAGAZINE (spanish).
- June 2016 : Article about my work on WEGOTALENT (french).
- June 2016 : Interview on the Vibrations Urbaines 's webpage (french).
- April 2016 : Article about my work on Creative Digest (english).
- April 2016 : Article about my work on ARTEUPARTE (spanish).
- March 2016 : Interview on the spanish magazine MALATINTA (spanish).
February 2016 : Interview on the spanish magazine LAMONOMAGAZINE (spanish).
- February 2016 : Article about my work on WEBDESIGNER TRENDS (french).
February 2016 : Interview on Photoartmag (english).
- January 2016 : The famous blog AREA VISUAL published an article (spanish).
January 2016 : Article about my work on the Spanish blog COSAS VISUALES.
- January 2016 : Publication on ROC21 a famous Mexican blog about design and illustration (spanish).
November 2015 : Winner of the ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY weekly contest with the theme « ink ».
March 2015 : Interview and publication on the website COLECTIVOBICICLETA (spanish).
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