°1971, St. Maries (US) – lives and works in New York (US)
The artistic oeuvre of Matthew Brannon consists of paintings, spatial installations and sound works, but he is best known for his letterpress and silkscreen prints, which set up elusive relationships between recognizable images and texts. Inspired by everyday objects and disposable items, his prints frequently include images that would not look out of place in a cookbook, juxtaposed with unsettling or inappropriate sentences. His works often recall the language of advertising and posters – particularly from mid-century America – and explore the potential of words and images to communicate but also to confound.
Matthew Brannon – Holding Pattern, 2021
Matthew Brannon – Paper Moon, 2021
Matthew Brannon – Cold Shoulders Foreign Affairs Seafood Dinners, Pregnant Décor Power Vacuums, and The Last Gate at the End of a Long Terminal, exhibition view at Giò Marconi, Milan in 2021
Matthew Brannon – Short-Timer Calendar, Nude 1- 46 Days, 2017
Solo shows of Matthew Brannon include Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Portikus, Frankfurt; Museum M, Leuven; and The Approach, London. His work has also been shown in numerous group exhibitions including MoMA PS1, New York; Denver Art Museum, Denver; Saatchi Gallery, London; and Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen. He also participated in the Whitney Biennal, New York in 2008.
Matthew Brannon is represented by the following galleries;
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You can view more works of Matthew Brannon on his own website.
Matthew Brannon – Concerning Vietnam- Air Force One, November 1963, 2017
Matthew Brannon – Concerning Vietnam Presidential Palace, December 1967, 2018
Matthew Brannon – Tour Guide, 2010