Matthew Brannon

Hors d’oeuvres, 2014 

Scrennprints by Sarah Shebaro, Brooklyn Binding by Clara Gevaert, Brussels.

55,9 x 50,9 cm – 8 pages.

Edition of 25 copies numbered and signed by the artist + 7 A.P + 4 H.C

Published by christophe daviet-thery, Paris.

Price upon request.

Matthew Brannon’s images are purposefully seductive and immediately identifiable to the point of assimilating themselves to archetypes.
Indeed, what better way to represent a platter of crayfish, an ice-bowl or an Oscar ? Matthew Brannon ‘s aesthetic is influenced by the graphic
arts, the advertising world; an aesthetic infused by the outdated elegance of the 1950’s. His images work like ” visual signs” that condition our very reading of them.
Yet, beyond these surface images a darker world is hidden away, revealed here by a letter from a producer to an author, creating a tension between what is to
be seenand what is to be read.
I there a better parable of our contemporary society than Hollywood, which Matthew Brannon invites us to observe through a keyhole ?
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Les images de Matthew Brannon sont volontairement séduisantes et immédiatement identifiables jusqu’à  s’assimiler à des archétypes. En effet, quelle autre représentation d’un plat de langoustes, d’une coupe à glace ou encore d’un Oscar pourrait-on avoir ?
Matthew Brannon emprunte son esthétique aux arts graphiques, à l’univers publicitaire; esthétique teintée de lélégance surannée des années 50.
Et pourtant derrière ces images de surface, se cache un univers plus obscur, ici dévoilé sous la forme d’une lettre d’un producteur à un auteur, créant une tension entre ce qui est donné à voir et ce qui est à lire.
Quelle meilleure parabole de la société contemporaine qu’Hollywood que Matthew Brannon nous invite ici à observer à travers un trou de serrure ?
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   © Matthew Brannon /Crédit photographique Rebecca Fanuele
 
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