© Megumi Ogita Gallery / Hebru Brantley – Stevie

Now based in Los Angeles, urban artist Hebru Brantley (1981) has been going places. Originally hailing from Chicago, Brantley graduated in film from Clark Atlanta University, and soon established a name for himself in design and media illustration. Following his first show in Japan two years ago, the artist has returned to inaugurate a new show, the first of a trilogy, today at Megumi Ogita Gallery in Tokyo‘s Ginza district. Predominantly focusing on ‘dark fiction’, an inquisitive perspective which encompasses identity, origin, way of thinking and all related topics, his character Fly Boy eventually emerged, a cult-like hero such as Mickey Mouse and Batman, but also Fibby, a green helmet flaunting character who’s on a mission to break down barriers for black people and boost their image. Mind you, his helmet also acts as a hideout and shield for black people. All this, Brantley has invented to reassess modern society and related mythology. The show, entitled Mythos Opus One, presents a body of no less than 21 works, all created with an Afrofuturism perspective (on through Nov 20). As said, Brantley has two other related shows in town. The Mythos Opus Two show opens at NANZUKA gallery on Sun – Nov 14, and the final show, Mythos Opus Three, opens on Sat – Nov 13 at 3110NZ by LDH Kitchen.

Megumi Ogita Gallery
2-16-12-B1 Ginza (Ginza)
Tokyo 104-0061
Tue-Sat 11am-7pm

© Megumi Ogita Gallery / Hebru Brantley – If You Against Us, This Is For You