Matthew Brannon (born 1971 in St. Martis, Idaho, USA) is an American artist. Inspired by vintage movie posters and advertisements from the 1940s and 50s, Brannon began to produce silkscreens in the late 1990s. In his multiples, the artist combines handwritten text fragments with the reduced colored silhouettes of everyday objects, exploring the disjunction between language and fact. Popular banal items, such as martini glasses,… Read more
About the artwork
Laurence Harvey, the name of an actor and today the name of a book, or the subject of a book, or simply a name upon the page under which the subtitle reads: "Motion Pictures, White Wine, Older Women and Thin Cigarettes". Logically inscribed in Matthew Brannon's work, the artist presents us with an experimental biography, a veritable work of writing, montage of excerpts, witness accounts, and interior monologues peppered with a few quotes by Derrida. See it for yourself: its large format, soft cover in delicately traced moiré fabric, and illustrations silkscreened in four matte colors presented in a handcrafted shirt box, neatly tailored as if arriving straight from Savile Row.