Research Students 2016

Justin Brett

Looking, beyond the object: Painting as a Wall and a Window

Justin Brett graduated with a BA in Fine Art and a Masters in Fine Art both with distinction from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2003 and 2009, respectively. Brett was involved in teaching at the school in the departments of painting and sculpture for many years, until beginning his doctoral studies in Fine Art in 2015.

Brett’s current research investigates the cultural contingency of visual knowledge systems, using a visual practice that is invested in the intersection between painting, sculpture and architecture to explore historical representations of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional space in order to determine their impact on the perception and interpretation of visual information.