The Iconography of Now: Hebru Brantley
To be an artist in today’s volatile art industry is to embody daring. It is to put one’s personal truth and vision out in the world, to face the whims of changing trends, fickle buyers and misguided interpretations by critics. Yet, to be a successful artist also amplifies the audacity – to go from obscure creativity to the biggest galleries and museums takes a unique level of conviction. Cadillac highlights three artists of color who have ventured to the farthest extent of their creativity and now fully embody the ethos: Dare Greatly.
If you have to qualify me and my work, call me an Afro-Futurist. I can live with that.
Meet Hebru Brantley, one of three profiled successful artists in Cadillac’s Art of Daring campaign who reveal the motivations and meaning behind their unique creative realms.