Brent Estabrook, ‘"Scarlet Rose"’, 2017, Mugello Gallery
Brent Estabrook, ‘"Scarlet Rose"’, 2017, Mugello Gallery
Brent Estabrook, ‘"Scarlet Rose"’, 2017, Mugello Gallery
Brent Estabrook, ‘"Scarlet Rose"’, 2017, Mugello Gallery

Signature: On Verso

Brent Estabrook
b.1985 Seattle, Washington
BA Fine Arts, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ.
Estabrook's work has evolved alongside his life journey: struggles with school debt manufactured the series 'Minting Money’; the time wasted pursuing a degree he will never use highlighted mortality and encouraged his reawakening through 'Frivolous Pursuits’; and now, his achievement of a childhood dream (success as a painter) in the face of debt, doubt, and societal pressure has inspired his 'Perpetual Recess’ stuffed animals.
As if he were an old master reborn — Estabrook has reinvigorated our love for fine oil paintings in an era that has been overrun by digital shortcuts, and me-too works created by sloppy stencils and copyright image appropriation. Throughout the various bodies of work, Estabrook displays an unrelenting focus on the detail and placement of every brushstroke. He’s invented a science for color mixing and selection, and created works that captivate audiences of all ages and walks of life.
EXHIBITIONS:
2018 - NY Solo Exhibition, “ToyBox”, Mugello Gallery (May) 2018 – LA Unveiling Event, Mugello Gallery (April)
2018 - LA ArtShow, Mugello Gallery (January)
2017 - ArtMiami CONTEXT Fair, Mugello Gallery (December) 2017 - the ANIMALS, solo show @ Mugello Gallery (November) 2017 - LA Art Show, Mugello Gallery (February)
2017 - Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2016 - Context ArtMiami, "Perpetual Recess" w/ Mugello Gallery, Miami, FL
2016 - Longines Masters, w/ Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA), Long Beach, CA
2016 - Context New York, "Perpetual Recess" w/ Mugello Gallery, New York, NY
2016 - 212 Arts, "Anniversary Exhibit", New York, NY
2016 - CASS Contemporary, "20x16" Tampa, FL
2016 - Smile Design Gallery and Bernard Hopkins, "The Art of Boxing Charity Event", Las vegas, NV 2015 - Context ArtMiami, "Perpetual Recess" w/ Mugello Gallery, Miami, FL
2015 - Mugello Gallery, "Maxillo Cranial Facial" solo show, Los Angeles, CA
2015 - Hotel Croydon Art Basel, Miami, FL
2015 - TBC Private Art Mansion Show, Miami, FL
2015 - Smile Design Gallery "Sportraits", New York, NY
2015 - Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 - LA Art Show w/ Mugello Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2015 - Shooting Gallery, "12 Year Anniversary Show", San Francisco, CA
2015 - Gauntlet Gallery, "Thanks God it's Frida", San Francisco, CA
2014 - Reddot Art Basel w/ Axiom Contemporary, Miami, FL
2014 - Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 - Tim Faulkner Gallery solo show, Louisville, KY
2013 - Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA
2013 - Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2012 - Brit Week Los Angeles, CA
2012 - Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ
ARTICLES & PRESS:
May 2018 – ArtNet feature: “ToyBox”, LA Artist Moves Studio & Exhibition to NY for Frieze Week
Estabrook pays ode to the struggle and evolution he has experienced as a human, and artist. He hopes that this story, told through his works of art, will inspire others to negate the small road blocks and pursue what excites them in life... to follow their childhood dreams to do what undeniably makes them as happy as possible.
April 2017 - Asia Morris: "LBMA to Showcase Over 130 Contemporary Works of Art During Auction in Support of Arts Education", Long Beach Post
November 2016 - Sophie Hirsh: "These Incredibly Detailed Paintings of Stuffed Animals Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again", Mashable
November 2016 - "I Quit My Job to Paint Stuffed Animals That Brings Back Childhood Joy", Bored Panda December 2016 - Akiya Ikeda: "Can you Notice This 'Stuffed Toy' Message?", Tabi Labo
December 2015 - Bruce Helander: "Art Miami Continues to Grow and Flower", Huffington Post December 2015 - John Hood: “Interview with Brent Estabrook: “Either/Or”, Arte Fuse
November 2014 - Boyana Atanasova: “From Dentist to Artist”, Interactive Design Institute

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