Brett Charles Seiler
Brett Charles Seiler lives and works in Cape Town South Africa. Graduated from The Ruth Prowse School of Art in 2015. Seiler’s work takes the forms of painting and installations. The use of text and language is critical for Seiler's work, often poetic, religious and sentimental like a confessional. Dealing with ideas of romantic gestures and sexual interactions, Seiler's 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's work is often accompanied by performance based works, process works and interventions. Works that ‘queer’ the gallery space, including writings and imagery made 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.