Just before the opening of his solo exhibition “Memoirs of the Minimum Wage” at Vertical Gallery, Hebru Brantley wrapped up a massive new piece on the sunny streets of Chicago, USA.
The American artist spent a few days working on this giant “Flyboy” (symbolizing the desire to soar to new heights) which is one of his most famous creations.
Expressing his active imagination and fantasies, Hebru Brantley’s comic book-style compositions address his own experiences of African American and urban life in America. Having grown up tagging trains, walls, and other city surfaces as part of the 1990s graffiti scene, Brantley now creates mixed-media paintings and sculptures that aptly reflect the street’s energy and aesthetic.
Keep your eyes peeled on StreetArtNews for the upcoming coverage of Hebru’s solo show by our own Josh Reich.
Continue reading for more images on this artwork and if you are in the area, you’ll be able to find it on Wabash and Roosevelt.