Friday, April 11, 2014

LONDON: Hebru Brantley

Hebru Brantley, Behind Us, 2014, Mixed media on canvas, 41.5 x 40 inches. Image via
Everyone’s Everything
April 11 – May 3, 2014

45 Dover Street
London, UK


Mead Carney is proud to present Everyone's Everything, the first London show by renowned Chicago based artist Hebru Brantley.

Using tropes from his 1980s upbringing and characters of his own creation, Hebru uses a process akin to free-form journaling with paint, working on a variety of surfaces including walls, canvas and found objects. His work draws from an array of influences, including pop culture icons, comic book heroes, Japanese anime and the bold aesthetics of street art pioneers Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kaws and Keith Haring. Often highlighting injustices and social issues in his narratives, Hebru's playful aesthetic also explores the optimism and possibilities of youth.

Recognized internationally, Hebru has exhibited widely and has received commissions from important collectors for large scale works around the world. He has collaborated with Adidas, Nike, Redbull and Skyy Vodka, among others, and has roster of clients including Jay-Z, LeBron James, Lupe Fiasco, Tyra Banks and Swizz Beats. His work has been featured in Ebony, Jet, New York Post, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Reader. In 2013 he was chosen as "Breakout Artist" by New City and as a featured artist for Chicago Artist Month. Brantley earned a B.A. in Film from Clark Atlanta University, and has a background in design and media illustration.

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