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Kelsey Brookes

American, b. 1978

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Kelsey Brookes

American, b. 1978

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In recent years, former biologist Kelsey Brookes has shifted his focus to explosive, kaleidoscopic paintings that fuse his fascinations with microbiomes, Buddhist philosophy, exotic plant life, and human desire. His meticulous compositions include bright colors and repetitive patterns resembling abstract mandalas, psychedelic tessellations, and energetic fields. In a straightforward, humorous style, Brookes describes his work as “an unrefined and, some would say, unskilled mix of sex, comedy and animals, which is derived from a true passion for all three, except not necessarily all at the same time.”

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In recent years, former biologist Kelsey Brookes has shifted his focus to explosive, kaleidoscopic paintings that fuse his fascinations with microbiomes, Buddhist philosophy, exotic plant life, and human desire. His meticulous compositions include bright colors and repetitive patterns resembling abstract mandalas, psychedelic tessellations, and energetic fields. In a straightforward, humorous style, Brookes describes his work as “an unrefined and, some would say, unskilled mix of sex, comedy and animals, which is derived from a true passion for all three, except not necessarily all at the same time.”

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Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Articles Featuring Kelsey Brookes
Art Meets Science in a New Group Show at Peters Projects
Mar 27th, 2015
Art Meets Science in a New Group Show at Peters Projects
Miami, Meet Detroit: Library Street Collective’s Pop-Up at the Wynwood Walls
Dec 5th, 2014
Miami, Meet Detroit: Library Street Collective’s Pop-Up at the Wynwood Walls
Microbiologist-Turned-Artist Kelsey Brookes Brings Viewers Down to the Molecular Level
Sep 16th, 2014
Microbiologist-Turned-Artist Kelsey Brookes Brings Viewers Down to the Molecular Level
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