The iconic work of Matthew Brannon (b.1971, USA) is inspired by vintage posters and advertisements from the 1940s and 50s. Ordinary objects such as bottles, cigarettes, household plants and kitchen knives are rendered elegantly in retro pictogram vocabulary. However, by juxtaposing the instantly identifiable advertising-esque images with fragments of unexpected texts, Brannon raises important questions about urban consumer culture.… 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.