Brett Charles Seiler

Overview

Dealing with ideas of romantic gestures and sexual interactions, Seiler works dives into historical gay modes of communication and conduct.

Brett Charles Seiler, b.1994, Zimbabwe, works and lives in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Seiler’s work takes the forms of painting and installations. The use of text and language is critical for Seiler work, often poetic, religious and sediments like a confessional. Dealing with ideas of romantic gestures and sexual interactions, Seiler works dives into historical gay modes of communication and conduct. Bringing forward a collective memory of gay rights movements and focusing on the sexual oppression of gay men. This draws in feelings of longing, distance and nostalgia.

Seiler work is often accompanied by performance based works, process works and interventions. Works that ‘queer’ the gallery space, including writings and imagery directly on the walls of the gallery - as a revolt or disobedience. Being from Zimbabwe, Seiler’s work is also highly recognized for questioning gay rights and the current facade highlighting punishment, education, media and the institution

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