Residency Unlimited

Benjamin Brett

2016, Oil on canvas, 160 x 120 cm
Artist Name: Benjamin Brett
Residency Dates: February – March
Born: 1982
Hometown: Norwich, UK
Lives & Works: London, UK


Bio/ Statement:

Benjamin Brett uses painting to address the ambiguity of visual communication by creating contradictions within the viewer’s expectations, where the act of suggesting rather than revealing objects seems to prevail. Through figurative painting and compositions that tend toward abstraction, the work questions processes of representation, frequently staging a space for the potentially absurd or nonsensical; displacing notions of frame and boundary.

Surfaces form a cohabitation of recognisable objects and abstract plains. Through visual signifiers and tropes and the painting process imagery is revealed and disguised.

Benjamin Brett’s work is included in “100 Painters of tomorrow”, published by Thames and Hudson.

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