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Matthew Brannon

oil on canvas
48 x 42 inches

In his most recent body of work, Matthew Brannon has returned to traditional painting, nonetheless based on a conceptual investigation of a past fine art and graphic design sensibility. For this painting, part of a series he will be debuting at the end of October 2011, Brannon went into nature, took photographs of plants and trees, and then went back to the studio to create paintings and drawings based on these images. Brannon abstracts the leaves of a plant into a graceful composition, and creates a tactile surface with the black and white paint, all of which summons traces of elegant visual motifs of the high modern era that lives in our visual memory banks. Matthew Brannon received his BFA from UCLA and his MFA from Columbia University, New York. He has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and was also included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Important group exhibition venues include the Saatchi Gallery and the ICA, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and T2, the Torino Triennial, Italy.

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