‘Within a few years, Brann’s paintings will de facto tell the viewers what was the world like in the beginning of the XXIst century. Of course I mean our so-called civilized world, its high-rise blocks of council flats, its street corners by night, its sky-scrappers mirroring indifference, or its catastrophe-provider highways; in a nutshell, its appearances.
Brann is not only great at representing them but he also excels at showing a slightly mocking objectivity. His paintings ’colors, their emphasized workmanship catch the eye. It is as if we were facing a fantasy world with its odd connections, its smart references, its ferociously naïve representations. Our world is a world of toys made in our image; they seem doomed to oblivion or mass breakage, remnants of a childhood we can feel again, despite our treason.
We willingly believe that despite his images which please the eyes as they give food for thought, Brann still owns the mischievous mind which allows him- as it allows us- to merrily despair.’ François René SIMON