Hebru Brantley (U.S.A.), holder of a B.A. in film from Clark Atlanta Univeristy with background in Media Illustration, was the first artist to go up and inaugurate the Vision Art Festival concept at 2400 meters back in 2014.
The Chicago born artist currently residing in Los Angeles creates narrative-driven work revolving around his conceptualized iconic characters which are utilized to address complex ideas around nostalgia, the mental psyche, power, and hope. Majorly influenced by the South Side of Chicago’s Afro Cobra movement in the 1960s and 70s, Brantley uses the lineage of mural and graffiti work as a frame to explore his inquiries.
Brantley applies a plethora of mediums from oil, acrylic, watercolor and spray paint to non-traditional mediums such as coffee and tea. Brantley’s work challenges the traditional view of the hero or protagonist and his work insists on a contemporary and distinct narrative that shapes and impacts the viewer’s gaze.
T2 Cry d’Er [Alt. 2400m],
photo: Joel Cerutti @Valais Surprenant