ARTIST

Hebru Brantley

BIO

受到1960至1970年代間芝加哥的非洲眼鏡蛇運動的影響,身為非裔美國人的布蘭特利,用壁畫和塗鴉作品探索他對人格和身份的質疑。布蘭特利將茶或咖啡等非傳統媒材混入油彩、壓克力、水彩和噴漆中;而題材方面則挑戰了傳統的英雄主義觀點,以武裝或變身英雄的黑人少年作為主角。他的創作宗旨意在打破種族文化、高雅/通俗藝術之間的藩籬,在美國擁有龐大的收藏家群與名人擁戴支持。

Influenced by the African Cobra movement in Chicago from the 1960s to the 1970s, Brantley, an African-American, explored his personality and identity with murals and graffiti. Brantley mixes non-traditional media such as tea or coffee into oil paint, acrylic, watercolor and paint. On the subject matter, he challenges the traditional heroic view, with the black teenager who was armed or transformed into a hero as the protagonist. His creative aim is to break the barrier between race and culture, elegance/popular art, and has a large support and collection of collectors and celebrities in the United States.