Kelsey Brookes, ‘A Line Through the Rainbow (Blue to Green)’, 2017, Library Street Collective
Kelsey Brookes, ‘A Line Through the Rainbow (Blue to Green)’, 2017, Library Street Collective

About Kelsey Brookes

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.”

American, b. 1978, Denver, Colorado, based in San Diego, California

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Kelsey Brookes: POSITION, Library Street Collective, Detroit
2015
Kelsey Brookes: Plants of The Gods, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Fresh Cuts, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton