Brontë Naylor is an artist whose skills span across both gallery, large-scale painting and public work. With dedication and energy, she’s been consistently honing her craft since 2010. During 2015 in Far North Queensland she completed her Bachelor degree in Creative Industries, majoring in Visual Art. Naylor has now returned to Toowoomba to continue developing a professional career as a full time artist, creating from her workspace at Kontraband Studios.
Her work discusses the idea of memories and how they can be altered or tainted through perception. Through fragmented and colour washed imagery, Naylor reconstructs collective and personal memories, using varying degrees of distortion. She plays with the parallel memory of what we know as familiar and unfamiliar.
Public art offers the opportunity to simultaneously address the masses and the individual. With this in mind Naylor explores the duality of collective and personal experience. ‘Light’ treats the connection between humans and nature as a generally appreciated phenomenon. Contrastingly she considers the observation of light against a human form as intimate and personal nuance.
First Coat 2017 Mural - 'Light'
Naylor explores the liminal and in-between states of the human experience. She is interested in navigating the relationship between reality and the idea of reality (memory). She uses photography as a point of departure, focusing on its ability as to capture a fleeting moment. ‘Light’ is an investigation of how sentimental or nostalgic values are translated from photography through the act of painting. Her work uses the evidence of light itself as a compositional tool, hi-lighting the similarity to that of a camera and the lens of memory