Brendon Treeby

Brendon Treeby

Artist/illustratorCanterbury, United Kingdom
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Brendon Treeby

Brendon Treeby

Artist/illustratorCanterbury, United Kingdom
About me
My work has always considered the human condition and the relationships we have with ourselves, others and society as a whole. Being initially inspired by advertising media’s portrayal of the male form and the fetishised masculinity it employs; my work is an ongoing exploration of the uncertainties of masculinity as a social construct. Questioning what it means to be a man in today’s society. Looking through the lens of feminism to highlight the fragilities of the ‘masculine masquerade’. My work attempts to challenge toxic masculinity through the expression of emotional feeling and complexity. Using the medium of paint to express a narrative of base emotion and energy, that transcends gender class and race. Recently I have reconnected with digital tools to produce imagery and my work has branched off to include a more illustrative aesthetic.
  • "Phantastical Dreams" 2017
    "Phantastical Dreams" 2017This series was produced in response to the exhibition title "Phantastical Dream" and group show help at the Linden Hall Gallery, Deal. Each painting is inspired by the etherial state between sleep and consciousnes.
  • Commercial Mural Commission - Ruff Diamond Canine Day Care
    Commercial Mural Commission - Ruff Diamond Canine Day Care2015, I was comissioned to paint 2 large scale murals for a local business. Working closely with the client to develop a design that was virbrant and playful for the canine day care. This is an early example of large scale mural work I have produced for clients. I enjoy the chance to work at such a large scale and look forward to future opportunities to do so again.
  • Portrait Commissions
    Portrait CommissionsEarly on in my artist career I often worked on portrait comissions, working collaboratively in the ideas stage with the client to pintpiont what the sitter desired form thier commision. Below are 2 examples of the work produced at this time.
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Work history
    Fine Art PrinterArt4site
     - Wye, UKFull Time
    This role required fine-tuned colour matching skills for the reproduction of fine art pieces for artist clients, reprographics and digital print setting to produce limited edition art prints. Working with clients to produce bespoke outcomes was an integral part of this role and I developed the facility to add high-end spot finishes to the digital prints through screen printing, for clients such as Tom Phillips, who work we produced featured in several Royal Academy shows. My role also included some design work and typesetting for artist promotional material.
  • Art Commissioning
  • Art
  • Illustration
  • Blog Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Art Teaching
  • Adult Learning
  • Painting
  • Painting Illustration
  • Acrylic Painting
    PGCE Further Education and TrainingCanterbury Christchurch University
    Canterbury, United Kingdom
    Specialising in art education I have been teaching Fine Art and Visual Communication at the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury whilst studying for the PGCE.
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) University for the Creative Arts
     - Canterbury, United Kingdom
    Fine Art