If you have been paying attention to English and American publications, you probably would have seen Brandon Celi’s editorial illustrations. Weird, colourful and crass, the themes are identifiable on first glance of Brandon’s work.
這一位來自多倫多的插畫家Bradon Celi，長期與《VICE》、《Pitchfork》、《The New York Times》、《Bloomberg Businessweek》，《TIME》和《The Guardian》等媒體合作，是擁有相當知名度的插畫家，委託他作畫的廠商不計其數。然而這次不是要介紹他的畫作，倒是想談談他的雕塑作品。
Toronto-based illustrator Brandon is a long-time collaborator of VICE, Pitchfork, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, TIME, The Guardian, and the like. The process of being set briefs by publications to create work from is an exercise Brandon has expanded over to fine art, sculpture and mural work.
Pushing his process to include work conceptually closer to the artistic side of the spectrum, the results of Brandon’s sculptural exploration are considered elaborations of his previous work – but are still packed with the hilarity that mesmerised us in the first place. Miscellaneous toothpaste, cleaning products, frozen meat, energy drink, iPod, iPad, smartphones and AirPod, these are but elements of Brandon’s practice which centres on themes of consumption relating to material goods and electricity. Each of these works question how we react to these consumable goods but are also easily recognisable, visually digestible pieces of fine art, as are his adorable illustrations.