Matthew Brannon - Contemporary Artists

Other Peoples Money

Other Peoples Money The Saatchi Gallery
 

Matthew Brannon

Other Peoples Money

2006
Silkscreen & embroidery on canvas

254 x 150 cm

Taking emotional vulnerability and solecism as a starting point for investigation, Matthew Brannon often situates his work around themes of self-destructive behaviours that outwardly reflect inner dysfunction, what he describes as “personal pathologies”. Other People’s Money extols the complications of careerism; the image of a limpid dripping/bleeding eel is both trophy and pitiful personification. Brannon describes the grey area of morality in the stark contrast of black and white, cut through by a tread patterned diagonal stripe suggesting a ‘hit and run’ hierarchy of ethics.
 
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