Who’s Who of Art Salon: Spotlight on Brandon Hill

October’s Art Salon at the Corcoran is in one week! Between now and then, get to know a few of our contributing artists:

Brandon Hill blends portraiture and . Photo by Shyree Mezick.

Brandon Hill blends the high art of portraiture and the personality of hip hop. Photo by Shyree Mezick.

Brandon Hill likes experimentation. This desire to extend his creative process defines his work as both energetic and unexpected, converging hip hop culture and high art. Hill often juxtaposes extremely detailed portraits with the iconography and flavor of hip hop. The artist found great inspiration in the inclusion of both detail and personality in Sargent and the Sea, one of the current exhibits at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Also portraying each figure with strikingly realistic detail, John Singer Sargent sought to provide a depiction of his subjects beyond physical representation, to include insight into psychological state and personality. As a talented figurative artist himself, Hill appreciated this impulse. Both artists include an external element in their portraiture, protracting the images beyond the physical boundaries of the canvas or paper.

To continue the visual dialogue started by Hill and Sargent, attend our montly Art Salon at the Corcoran on Oct. 29.

RSVP by Oct. 29 to dccahevents@gmail.com.

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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