Brett Curtin is a South African-born artist and designer living and working in New York. Mr Curtin received his formal training in Design and Illustration from Cape Peninsula University achieving a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design, after which he continued his education at Parsons School of Design in New York, were he obtained a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration.
Brett has international recognition for his works in both design and illustration and continues to create captivating and thought-provoking imagery on a personal and professional level. Explorations into architectural and fixture design have enabled Mr Curtin to discover in more detail the intricacies and interactions of light, space and art.
The complex social/cultural themes and visual metaphores evident within his work speak of his turbulant upbringing in politically-challenged South Africa - evoking an interpretation of contemporatrary anthropology and a consumption-focused culture today. His children's book work reflect the rich, natural and magical themes inherent in African Folk lore and draw their inspiration from the enchanting and mystical African bushveld.
He continues to develop and mature as an artist expressing, an original perspective, depicting a point of view that is engaging, entertaining and visually captivating.