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Hebru Brantley

Smile (Blue), 2019

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Lot 31
Screenprint in colors on paper
28.0 x 24.0 in (71.1 x 61.0 cm)
Artist's Proof outside main edition of 25
Signed and numbered on recto


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About Hebru Brantley

Hebru Brantley (American, b. 1981) is a contemporary painter and sculptor whose work touches on arduous subjects in a way that may be easily digestible to the viewer, by telling his stories through youthful characters and their adventures in a comic book-style. Inspired by his childhood as an African American in 1980s Chicago, Brantley’s work can be described as an infusion of contemporary pop art with Japanese anime, and the bold aesthetics of street art pioneers Jean Michel Basquiat, Kaws and Keith Haring. While spray paint is often at the forefront of his mixed-media illustrations, Brantley utilizes a plethora of mediums from oil, acrylic, and watercolor to non-traditional mediums like coffee and tea. Describing himself as an Afro-futurist, Brantley’s energetic narratives combine realistic events with imaginative, fantastical fiction, to create fragmented compositions that evoke sentimental nostalgia and inspirational confidence.