Kelsey Brookes is an artist of contrasts. His well-documented background in microbiology, surf culture and folk art combine in explosive prisms of raucous color, bold imagery and timeless motifs.
Raw and untethered, his vibrant, mixed-media assemblages reveal a free-flowing aesthetic that’s altogether energetic, sexual and humorous.
Each work is a microcosm of life itself, where smiley-faced characters and wild animals cavort with abstract forms and splices of color to form something infinitely complex and visually joyful. Brookes’ quick ascent to artistic success in both the United States and the Europe has led to a variety of fine art and commercial platforms, increasing the demand and value of his work.
His work has appeared in countless group shows, art fairs, and magazines such as GQ, Modern Painters, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay and Dazed and Confused. Brookes is a featured artist in the RVCA Artist Network Program.
He lives in San Diego, California.