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Biography

Brenton Drechsler (he/him) is an Australian emerging visual artist. He was born in Campbelltown, South Australia on Kaurna Country. He spent his childhood in Holden Hill, South Australia. Brenton studied at TAFE SA, from 2006 to 2010 and completed an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology. In his graduating year he won the 2010 TAFE SA Student of the Year award and a financial scholarship to participate in industry events in Hong Kong in 2011. Brenton was self-employed as a fashion designer until 2015. From 2015 to 2020 he was employed as cabin crew for one of Australia's leading airlines. Brenton commenced his Bachelor of Visual Arts at Adelaide Central School of Art in 2018. He completed this in 2022.

 

Brenton Drechsler is an emerging visual artist whose practice explores ideas around opacity, personal narrative, and orientation through the lens of his queer subjectivity. He also explores the absence of belonging to place. Through a vigorous practice of painting, editing and reflection, Brenton has considered the link between his sense of self and the materiality of paint. Brenton explores his themes with a variety of consistent motifs like foreign urban environments, garments, career-based iconography, and ‘gendered’ things. Multiplicities, binaries, repetitions, and dualities are all tropes in Brenton’s work, evoking the back-and-forth nature of being queer. An ever present, non-human alter ego emerges in the form of a green and white stripe which binds Brenton's work together, present in each composition.

Education and Awards

2023

2022

2022

Adelaide Central School of Art 

Adelaide Parklands Prize - Emerging Artist Award.

Cash Prize

Hill Smith Art Advisory Award for Painting and Drawing. Cash Prize

Completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts

TAFE SA 

TAFE SA, Fashion Design, Student of the Year. 

Cash prize and scholarship to participate in industry events in Hong Kong.

2010

TAFE SA 

2010

Completed an Advanced Diploma, Fashion Design and Technology. 

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