Brent Redding is a self-taught full-time contemporary artist based in Napier, New Zealand. He has had three solo exhibitions in Australia and two in New Zealand, as well as numerous inclusions in group shows etc. Brent also works as a muralist and tutor. His works are motivated by a search for pattern and design, and he often suppresses depth in his paintings in order to enhance the two dimensional arrangement. Many interests may appear in, or influence his works: music, poetry, dance, the human condition, and a keen sense of the absurd. He is constantly experimenting and his style remains fluid, but currently aspects of surrealism, futurism, art nouveau, pop-art and other genres appear in his works.