Brett Charles Seiler


In Brett Seiler’s (*1994, lives and works in Cape Town) artistic practice, gender and sexuality are the focus, subverting patriarchal and heteronormative ideals. We see intimacy and acts of kindness between men, but also a peculiar representation of space. The backdrop is often void-like and suggestions of linear perspective, such as the lines of a table, are loose and compromising. Through this aesthetic, Seiler allows himself artistic and creative freedom, in line with his subjects’ apparent freedom of being. Through his art, Seiler allows himself the space to live outside of the rules to explore the body, overt sexuality and sexual taboo, and emotional vulnerability.