Kelsey Brookes, ‘Fibonacci Totem’, 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

New York,
Kelsey Brookes: The Mathematics Underlying Art
East Hampton,
Kelsey Brookes: Plants of The Gods

Group Shows

Chandran Gallery, 
San Francisco,