New York–based artist Matthew Brannon uses traditional methods to address contemporary concerns such as the anxiety of success and status in modern urban society. Often combining introspective, provocative, and poetic text fragments with graphic, commonplace imagery, Brannon’s work suggests mysterious and subversive narrative situations with unresolved meanings and psychological tension.
He works primarily with letterpress printing, an antiquated process that interests him because of its historical associations and the hard-edged, embossed effect it gives his digitally generated imagery. Having previously translated his images across a range of platforms, from small works on paper and artist’s books to digital files that can be produced on any scale—with examples of each currently in MoMA’s collection—Brannon now explores another medium for his work through the SPRZ collaboration. This piece is a MoMA Special Edition product within the UNIQLO SPRZ collection and features artwork from MoMA's collection.
Courtesy of Matthew Brannon
Project: 2017 by The Museum of Modern Art