Métura

Artiste/Peintre

Bruno Métura

Born in France to West Indian parents, Métura’s creative drive is based on the observation of nature, humans and cosmogony. Through observation, he has the unique ability to create paintings that seek harmony in the whole. Métura’s work offers visibility, multiplicity and diversity of meaning, allowing the viewer to rotate and/or juxtapose his works. His work provides an anthem that initiates, erases and wipes out space by transmitting the viewer to engage within himself to ex-polish its foundation.

Métura holds a E.R.A.P.M. from the Regional School of Plastic Arts of Martinique, Department of Art, Specialization in Painting, C.I.P. (Plastic Initiation Certificate), C.E.S.A.P. (Higher Certificate of Expression of Plastic Arts), D.N.A.P. (National Diploma of Plastic Arts), D.N.S.E.P. (Higher National Diploma in Plastic Expressions at ERAPM) and C.A.P.E. (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam Diploma). Métura has participated in international cultural exchanges with the Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (D.V.C.A.I.) in Guadeloupe and Panama, Prize of the General Council and of the DRAC GUADELOUPE in Paris, France, and the Third Havana Biennial with ERAPM and DRAC (Regional Director of Cultural Affairs) Cuba, Métura’s work has exhibited in Martinique, France, Guadeloupe, Guyane and in 2021, Métura’s work was exhibited in the United States.


Caribbean, I live like my morning sun that adorns the sky with its colors; the sunset that sets it ablaze for the dance of the night. It is as I am, fire and water which drains me like the trade winds; the cyclone it erects in my being, a modern animism that has as its frontier only the horizon of my senses and perceptions. When my ground vibrates, it is to set my senses ablaze, not inert, but always in the constancy of the inconstant. My earth is my base of reflections and points of view in their multiple diversities. To paint is to express the reflection of the living; to discern the invisible by the movement, in the movement of forms and colors; to learn how to live the harmony in the same space by adopting the attitude of diversity and to understand that the ALL is already there.”

After putting in incidence of juxtaposed canvases, to form what I called paving stones, I desired to rediscover the continuity of gaze and points of view. Aspired/inspired by working in this manner, as to have a reflection of my inner being in my expression of how I felt the Caribbean gaze…to live the dance of the island. With this vision of multiple axes, both anchored within its being but also in the legitimacy of colonial slavery history and colonial post, the exchange of points of view also turns towards the illusion of multiple horizons. Thus, all my works pivot to offer four to eight directions of readings/viewing/perception/perspectives. It is added given a vision in levitation which moves direction ceaselessly the axis of glance, eliminating the window rebirth.

Then came the COVID marker of my work that I introduced the pulverizations which brought a particular print leaving traces of memory and identity. Arriving now, this will/spirit to make and to build a reverse glance from where the canvases recto verso.

We live in the visible materiality. However, we are spiritual vibrations. Here, now, I pose the question of the nonvisible in a more visible way.
I sketch with this idea – the digitized life.
RECTO_VERSO
What path for humanity? The reality of this global pandemic marches the path of the illusion of life, for some it underlines its magnitude. Witnessing our own reflections of life/living, we have the opportunity to discern the visible/invisible as it relates to our own existence. Fragile for man/woman in appearance or not, we are little at the end of the scale of nature, which regulates itself.

The movement of shapes, colors and words, provides another point of view. If we make the time and space to elevate in understanding our connection, we can heal ourselves and our Mother Earth by adopting the harmony of diversity. Within our being, we will learn to see, to hear, to touch, to smell and to taste the richness of our world. A deeper understanding of knowing that the small acts are just as important, will radiant a new horizon of reflections in knowing that the All is already there.

My work during the confinement of the global pandemic, leaves traces of memory and identity. It proposes that you look, where the more/less fortuitous specks are redefined in space and constantly form the look and perception in the image of Our Mother Nature and our relationship with her. What a path, what after-effects. The story that is being conveyed, can be approached from the various fractions of space. The dynamics of our existence and the Nature we are to preserve, can trigger our interconnected journey.
It will enable us with the ability to create and maintain our link - the Source, is always CulmiNation.
 Bruno MÉTURA  
ARTISTE|PEINTRE


BORN IN FRANCE
Lives and works in Guadeloupe and Florida

https://www.artiste-peintre-bruno-metura.com
https://dvcai.org/portfolio_page/bruno-metura/

EDUCATION
1995
C.A.P.E. - Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam Diploma
1991
D.N.S.E.P. – Higher National Diploma in Plastic Expressions at ERAPM
1989
D.N.A.P. – National Diploma of Plastic Arts
1989
C.E.S.A.P. – Higher Certificate of Expression of Plastic Arts
1987
C.I.P. – Plastic Initiation Certificate
1985
E.R.A.P.M. – Regional School of Plastic Arts of Martinique, Department of Art, Specialization in Painting

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2022
Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (D.V.C.A.I.) Virtual Art Fair -Special Featured Artist
2021
Art Basel Miami - Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (D.V.C.A.I.) Virtual Art Fair
Special Featured Artist
(November – December)

COVID: Collecting Our Voices in the Caribbean Diaspora – Museum Association of the Caribbean (MAC) – (Group online exhibition representing artists from the Anglophone, Francophone, Spanish and Dutch-speaking Caribbean).

Bruno Métura: Confinement – New Door Creative, Main Gallery – Solo exhibition – U.S. debut - Baltimore, MD

2018
Maran and His Friends – Espace PAKIT Schoelcher (Maran et ses Amis - Espace PAKIT Schoelcher) - Martinique
Art Fair – Saint Pierre, Martinique
2017
A Leap in the Art (Un Saut dans l’Art) - Saint Benoit du Seau, France
2015
Academician Knight - Mondial Art Academy – France
1992
CARPEAUX Space – Francophonie (Espace CARPEAUX – Francophonie) – Paris, France
1990
Days of La Francophonie in the Americas (Journées de la Francophonie des Amériques) - Martinique

EXHIBITIONS - ERAPM - (Organized by a recognized artist) – (DES EXPOSITIONS– ERAPM - (Organisé par un artiste reconnu) - Fort-de-France, MARTINIQUE
1988
Hospitality Day Congress, La Meynard (Hospital Congrès de la Journée Hospitalière, Hôpital La Meynard)
Retrospective Department Art 87/88 (Rétrospective Département Art 87/88)
Materials and Shapes Ismaël MUNDARAY - (Matière et Formes - Ismaël MUNDARAY)
1987
Roukou (Jean ZUBER)
1986
Locus Solus (Marc LATAMIE)
Trace, Memory, Identity (Alex BURK) – (Trace Mémoire, Identité - Alex BURK)
Against Apartheid (Jacques POLI) – (Contre l’Apartheid - Jacques POLI)

EXHIBITIONS – GUADELOUPE
2021
COVID: Collecting Our Voices in the Caribbean Diaspora – Museum Association of the Caribbean (MAC) – (Group exhibition representing artists from the Francophone-speaking Caribbean – Guadeloupe and Martinique).
2020
Metamorphosis – Les Murs Galeries and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI)
Aéroport Pôle Caraibes - Pointe-à-Pitre
2019
Accord and Dissonance – Brassierie Lékouz – Goyave
Great Horizons Artists – Saint Anne
Pool Artfair - Pointe-à-Pitre
2018
O ’Vent Art – Espace Fabius - Quartier du Carmel, Basse-Terre
Art + Rhum Festival - Pointe-à-Pitre
OFF - Pointe-à-Pitre
Shadow & Light – House of Illustrious at Simone Schwars-Bart (French novelist and playwright of Guadeloupean origin. She is the winner of the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle) – Goyave
2017
The Ka Bar Center – Morin, Saint Claude
2016
Bouvier House – Baillif
INVISIBLE – Lamentin Media Library
The Ka Bar Center – Morin, Saint Claude
2015
The Ka Bar Center – Morin, Saint Claude
2014
The Ka Bar Center – Morin, Saint Claude
2013
Sculptural – Maria, Saint François
2011
Tribute Maryse Condé – Caribbean Media Library
retrospective Rupture – Your’s Jarry Baie Mahault
Rupture – Médiathèque du Lamentin
1991
SANTIT – l’OMCS, des Abymes
Festag 91 - The Meeting of Two Worlds
Young Guadeloupean Painting - Galerie Michèle CAZANOVE - Gosier
1988
Inauguration of the “Galerie Michèle CAZANOVE – Gosier

EXHIBITIONS - THE SENGOA GROUP (DES EXPOSITIONS – LE GROUPE SENGOA - (B. Métura, A. Nabajoth, B. Pedurant, & J. Dabriou) – GUADELOUPE
1988
Dèyè do a zyé - OMCS of Basse-Terre
Happening: K. CANCELIER, L. LEOGANE, F. BELTANT, BRACY, J. LAMPECINADO – Pointe-a-Pitre

VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS
2020
Hello World: An Art Affair Around the Globe – TransCultural Exchange – United States/Global https://transculturalexchange.org/activities/hw/projects/02/page7.html

Artblog: Artists in the Age of Coronavirus, Part 41 - United States
https://www.theartblog.org/2020/06/artists-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-an-ongoing-virtual-exhibition-part-41/?fbclid=IwAR3e8_kAL2wUrBMb4uri11J3TvRcQURTyqAnJPAlwc2HygL98Y-YBvWQnBU

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES
2021
Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (D.V.C.A.I.) International Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.) program - Panama
2020
Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (D.V.C.A.I.) International Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.) program - Guadeloupe
International Exchange Presentation – Les MURS Galeries and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (D.V.C.A.I) KULTOUR Tours – Pôle Caraïbes Société Aéroportuaire - Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
1991
Research and Study - "The Stars of Painting" - Prize of the General Council and of the DRAC GUADELOUPE - Paris, France
1989
Research and Studies - Third Havana Biennial with ERAPM and DRAC (Regional Director of Cultural Affairs) - Cuba

COMPETITIONS
1990
The Stars of Painting - Regional Laureate - Gosier, Guadeloupe
Competition of the C.G.M. - Incentive Prize - Fort-de-France, Martinique
1989
The Stars of Painting - Regional Laureate - Gosier, Guadeloupe
1988
The Stars of Painting - Regional Laureate - Gosier, Guadeloupe
1987
CIDJ competition: Forum of young people who create - Fort-de-France, Martinique
1985
Victor HUGO Competition - Fort-de-France, Martinique

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2006 – Present
C.A.P.E. - Teacher at Joseph Pitat College in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
2004 – 2006
C.A.P.E. - Teacher at Rémire College in Montjoly, Guyane
2002 – 2004
C.A.P.E. - Teacher at Mateliane College in Goyave, Guadeloupe
1996 – 2002
C.A.P.E. - Teacher at Justin Catayé College in Cayenne, Guyane
1995 – 1996
C.A.P.E. - Teacher at Collège Nonnon in Cayenne, Guyane
1994 – 1995
High school teacher - Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe
1993 – 1994
Teacher at the College of Raizet - Abymes, Guadeloupe
1992 – 1993
Teacher at Baie-Mahault College – Guadeloupe
1991 – 1992
Teacher at the Collège de Trois-Rivières – Guadeloupe
ESMECOM (Higher School and Communication Professions)
1990 – 1991
Visual Arts training facilitator - AHPM Martinique - (Artisanat d’Art)
  • Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Guadeloupe