Then There Were Two by Hebru Brantley
Opening night on thursday the 13th of september 2018 at 6pm
It will be the second solo show of Hebru Brantley, the American artist, in Switzerland. The exhibition will be on display at Galerie des Bains from September 13 to November 9, 2018.
Based in Chicago, Hebru Brantley is a well-known Street artist. His style is very much influenced by the South Side of Chicago’s Afro Cobra movement of the 60’s and 70’s. He creates narrative driven works revolving around his conceptualized iconic characters. As a result, he uses them to express emotions. He addresses, in fact, complex ideas around nostalgia, the mental psyche, power and hope. Brantley uses a plethora of mediums from oil, acrylic, watercolor and spray paint to non-traditional mediums such as coffee and tea.
For this exhibition, Hebru Brantley is aiming toward a purer, more contemporary style to become a contemporary artist as well as a Street artist.
The majority of his body of work for this exhibition will consist on oil canvas paintings and we are excited to be the first to be showing this new style in Brantley’s career.
Hebru Brantley’s comment on the works for this exhibition:
Then There Were Two is a play between the ID and the Ego. In all of my work I use characters to evoke emotion. The work for this show is coming from a personal space. I am placing the characters in a despondent space free from the trappings of the world as we know it, evoking loneliness.
Today our world is so full of distractions from technology to social media we rarely have a moment alone with ourselves. The desolate landscape creates an environment that forces you to face yourself. This show is about personal space, personal journey, struggle and learning to prioritize self-care.