2017 | NYC | Artist
Untitled (Les Fondements) 2016, Oil on canvas, 160 x 120 cm
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.
Select Permanent Collections: Royal College of Art Collection (work acquired at the artist’s RCA Degree Show 2013)