The First Appearance (2017)
18" x 24"
11 Color Hand-Pulled Screen Print on Mohawk Superfine UltraWhite, 160 lb Cover Deckled Edges
Hard Numbered and Signed, Edition of 50
Professionally framed to 19.5" x 25.5"
Brantley's work is heavily influenced by the South Side of Chicago’s Afro Cobra movement in the 1960s and 70s and he uses the lineage of mural and graffiti work as a frame to explore his inquiries. In addition, his work challenges the traditional view of the hero or protagonist and crafts a contemporary, distinct narrative that impacts and challenges the viewer.