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
Deeply inspired by graphic design, Matthew Brannon famously works both with fine art and commercial printmaking to create his artworks. In this particular piece, he uses seemingly simple objects such as the image of a horse, a tapestry pattern or fragments of text to create an advertisement-like aesthetic that challenges its very nature.