Matt Brayrook

Same old tropes – questioning established tropes of visual narrative.

It seems like subverting the iconic archetypes and tropes that have been staples of both our new and old stories/narratives, has never been so in vogue. This project looked at the ways in which narrative stories of many forms, mediums and genres subvert and deconstruct classic and iconic archetypes, tropes and paradigms, and what they have achieved by doing so.

My aim was to create a series of illustrations that would satirise parody and pastiche several well-known visual narrative tropes. My hope is that these illustrations will draw attention to these tropes of visual narrative in an effort to move beyond such predictable and generic story paradigms on to more unpredictable, peculiar and engaging narratives.