Brett Charles Seiler
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
BEGIN AGAINAs society shifts, the art world shifts. We are on the cusp of change. 13 - 27 Aug 2020This is a time to stop, reflect, create dialogue, and put our words into positive action. To begin again we must shoulder each other, listen to each other, work together and collectively change together. As the newest generation of art collectors, we urge you to collect from this exhibition. The revenue made will support The Free Black University and the newest generation of artists.
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With many thanks to Lotte Andersen for her continuous support throughout this exhibition, and to Pallas Citroen, Director of The Bomb Factory Art Foundation. Who is kindly providing a free gallery space as part of The Guts Prize.