Hebru Brantley b. 1981

Works
  • Hebru Brantley, All Smiles (Lord of the Flys Pt. 1), 2018
    Hebru Brantley
    All Smiles (Lord of the Flys Pt. 1), 2018
    Mixed media on canvas
    32 x 77 1/2 ins
    81.28 x 196.85 cm
  • Hebru Brantley, Black Boys With Arms Crossed, 2019
    Hebru Brantley
    Black Boys With Arms Crossed, 2019
    Mixed media on canvas
    60 x 60 ins
    152.4 x 152.4 cm
    Signed on verso
  • Hebru Brantley, Broccoli Boy, 2019
    Hebru Brantley
    Broccoli Boy, 2019
    Mixed media on canvas
    48 x 40 ins
    121.92 x 101.6 cm
  • Hebru Brantley, Cousins, 2020
    Hebru Brantley
    Cousins, 2020
    Mixed media on canvas
    38 1/2 x 38 1/2 ins
    97.79 x 97.79 cm
  • Hebru Brantley, Devil's Advocate, 2019
    Hebru Brantley
    Devil's Advocate, 2019
    Mixed media on canvas
    60 x 60 ins
    152.4 x 152.4 cm
    Signed on verso
  • Hebru Brantley, Green, Red, Black + Wht (faces at the bottom of the well), 2019
    Hebru Brantley
    Green, Red, Black + Wht (faces at the bottom of the well), 2019
    Mixed media on canvas
    90 x 60 ins
    228.6 x 152.4 cm
    Signed on verso
  • Hebru Brantley, Less As The Days Go, 2019
    Hebru Brantley
    Less As The Days Go, 2019
    Mixed media on canvas
    60 x 48 inches each
    152.4 x 121.92 cm
  • Hebru Brantley, M.A. Barnes, 2017
    Hebru Brantley
    M.A. Barnes, 2017
    Mixed media on canvas
    54 1/8 x 54 1/8 ins
    137.79 x 137.79 cm
  • Hebru Brantley, New Mythos: Based On The Lives Of Souther Folks, 2019
    Hebru Brantley
    New Mythos: Based On The Lives Of Souther Folks, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    60 x 60 ins
    152.4 x 152.4 cm
  • Hebru Brantley, Paying Homage Pt. 1, 2019
    Hebru Brantley
    Paying Homage Pt. 1, 2019
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    58 x 48 ins
    147.32 x 121.92 cm
  • Hebru Brantley, Queen & Slim, 2020
    Hebru Brantley
    Queen & Slim, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    35 x 35 ins
    88.9 x 88.9 cm
  • Hebru Brantley, Release, 2018-2020
    Hebru Brantley
    Release, 2018-2020
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 36 ins
    91.44 x 91.44 cm
  • Hebru Brantley, Shy, 2019
    Hebru Brantley
    Shy, 2019
    Mixed media on canvas
    30 inch diameter
    Signed on verso
  • Hebru Brantley, Solo, 2020
    Hebru Brantley
    Solo, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    60 x 48 ins
    152.4 x 121.92 cm
  • Hebru Brantley, Spill Clean Repeat, 2019
    Hebru Brantley
    Spill Clean Repeat, 2019
    Mixed media on canvas
    30 inch diameter
    Signed on verso
  • Hebru Brantley, Stance, 2019
    Hebru Brantley
    Stance, 2019
    Mixed media on canvas
    30 x 30 ins
    76.2 x 76.2 cm
    Signed on verso
  • Hebru Brantley, Today's Prospect, 2020
    Hebru Brantley
    Today's Prospect, 2020
    Mixed media on canvas
    40 x 40 ins
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
  • Hebru Brantley, Untitled, 2020
    Hebru Brantley
    Untitled, 2020
    Mixed media on canvas
    30 x 30 ins
    76.2 x 76.2 cm
  • Hebru Brantley, When The WInd’s At Your Back, 2020
    Hebru Brantley
    When The WInd’s At Your Back, 2020
    Mixed media on canvas
    64 x 48 ins
    162.56 x 121.92 cm
Biography

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Hebru Brantley creates narrative driven work revolving around his conceptualized iconic characters. Brantley utilizes these iconic characters to address complex ideas around nostalgia, the mental psyche, power and hope. The color palettes, pop-art motifs and characters themselves create accessibility around Brantley's layered and multifaceted ideas. Majorly influenced by the South Side of Chicago's Afro Cobra movement in the 1960s and 70s, Brantley uses the lineage of mural and graffiti work as a frame to explore his inquiries. Brantley applies a plethora of mediums from oil, acrylic, watercolor and spray paint to non-traditional mediums such as coffee and tea. Brantley's work challenges the traditional view of the hero or protagonist. His work insists on a contemporary and distinct narrative that shapes and impacts the viewer's gaze.

 

Recognized nationally for public works and solo shows in Chicago, Hebru Brantley has exhibited in London, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Seattle, Los Angeles and New York including Art Basel Switzerland, Art Basel Miami, Scope NYC and Frieze London. Brantley has been recognized in publications including the Chicago Tribune, Complex Magazine and NY Post. His work has been collected by Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emmanuel,The Pritzker Family and power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce. Brantley has collaborated with brands like Nike, Hublot and Adidas. Brantley earned a B.A. in Film from Clark Atlanta University, and has a background in design and media illustration.

 

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