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‘the A N I M A L S’ by Brent Estabrook
SOLO Exhibition Opening Saturday October 14th 2017 (6 - 9pm) 818 South Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90014
Online RSVP: www.mugelloart.com/RSVP
Mugello Gallery is pleased to present an all new body of never before seen oil paintings by Los
Angeles based artist Brent Estabrook.
Brent Estabrook has filled the downtown LA gallery space with his compositions of gigantic stuffed animals which have been executed to perfection in a signature style that combine traditional renaissance era techniques with contemporary influences from Jeff Koons, George Condo, and KAWS.
Capturing our inner child with these vibrant paintings, Estabrook has an uncanny ability to control light and shadow in a way that makes each piece jump to life off the canvas. Their sculptural quality is surely helped by his generous use of oil paint — measuring nearly two inches thick in some areas. ‘The ANIMALS’ represents the most comprehensive exhibition ever of the ‘playful impetus series’ and will only be on display for one month before shipping off to Miami for the 2017 ArtBasel fairs.
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This special event marks the 3rd exhibition at Mugello Gallery’s new space in the heart of downtown, and Estabrook’s VERY FIRST solo show here in Los Angeles. The exhibition will be up for only 30 days due to Mugello Gallery & Estabrook’s participation in the Miami ArtBasel fairs taking place this December 5-10th 2017.
Brent Estabrook — www.brentestabrook.com
Born July 11th, 1985; Brent Estabrook grew up in Seattle, Washington and received a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Arizona and Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Louisville — a degree he’s long since abandoned to pursue his passion for art.
As a sort of old master reborn, Estabrook’s work reinvigorates our love for fine oil paintings in an era that has been overrun by artists taking quick digital shortcuts over appropriated copyright images. Estabrook’s unrelenting focus on the detail and placement of each brushstroke has lead him to invent his own science of painting (color mixing, selection, and composition) which has begun to captivate audiences of all ages and walks of life.
Brent 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 and his juxtaposition of playful stuffed animals and skulls will inspire others to negate the small road blocks and pursue a life of excitement and passion.
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MUGELLO GALLERY represents emerging and mid-career artists. Having launched in 2014 with a digital first strategy, the internet allowed them to quickly grow their gallery and artists by serving an international client base. After three years exhibiting at international fairs, and selling work from their artist’ studios, they’ve opened a permanent space on Gallery Row in the heart of downtown: 818 South Spring Street Los Angeles CA 90014
The new LA space is the first of what will be a national expansion for Mugello. “We believe strongly in our artists, our tastes, and the growing interest our generation is showing towards art and creativity. We’ve been very thoughtful in our model – our site selection and low overhead allows us to reinvest heavily in our artists studios so they can continue producing new and exciting work.”
￼￼FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
PRESS: CULTUREDPARTNERS | James Wright | 424.234.3095 www.culturedpartners.com
GALLERY: MUGELLOGALLERY | MyrandaCote | 213.374.5959 www.mugelloart.com