Hebru Brantley



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.