Spring 2023 Billboards: Brandon Sadler
Brandon Sadler is a multidisciplinary artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a BFA in illustration. He is renowned for his public murals, which have been featured in numerous exhibitions and commercial spaces, including the sets of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther.
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While living and working in South Korea, Sadler developed his fluid drawing style by emulating different Asian scripts and graphic novels. He particularly draws inspiration from the dynamics and saturated colors of these art forms. This artistic fondness fosters his approach to design and cultural awareness, in which he analyzes identity and human connectivity.
The artist states that his work currently focuses on his “own interpretation of writing in English based on the principles and philosophy of Chinese calligraphy.” Emanating from Sadler’s background in graffiti, his study of written language blends his nontraditional approach to artmaking with the classic method of drafting characters using ink and brush. Sadler adds dimension and energy to his work by emphasizing the structure of the text.
View more of Sadler’s work in Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design, on view April 1–August 6, 2023.
Courtesy of the artist and made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina as part of an ongoing series of outdoor art projects, Art Has No Boundaries, commissioned by the NCMA to encourage visitors to actively explore the Museum Park.
Brandon Sadler, Untitled, 2019, acrylic and olive wood veneer on panel, 48 × 32 in., Courtesy of the artist; © 2023 Brandon Sadler