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Bruno Casiano is a Puerto Rican artist based in Cleveland Ohio who combines traditional and contemporary art. Born in Gary, Indiana, the son of a steel worker, Bruno’s family moved back to their hometown, Juana Diaz, a rural community in Puerto Rico, when he was 10 years old. Young Casiano developed an  interest in art awakened by these rural surroundings and by the awareness of living in an Island, which made an impression on him. In his present work, regardless of the technique he chooses, from a traditional perspective he emulates the look and feel of silk screens, which are important in Puerto Rican tradition. In addition to that, the imagery of mountains, mangos, ceiba trees, caves, leaves, branches and water, and colors and forms in high contrast are common themes in Casiano’s work.

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