Interview with the amazing painter Kelsey Brookes.
Kelsey Ross Brookes is an artist of fluorescent contrasts.
Explosive prisms of raucous color, bold imagery and timeless motifs combined in an energetic, sexual and humorous way.
He is represented by Quint Gallery in La Jolla (CA), New Image Art in Los Angeles, and Lazarides Gallery in London.
He lives in San Diego, California.
The painter first worked as a biochemist, but soon abandoned biochemistry when he realized that he was becoming something he didn’t want to be.
His artworks mix abstract and figurative forms with text.
Brookes works have been featured in most of the coolest publications such as Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay, Dazed and Confused, Re:Up, and much more.
He has also collaborated with brands like RVCA, Vans, or Insight 51.
His paintings have been exhibited in some of the most prestigious galleries around the world.
I exchanged a few words with the talented and mysterious artist.
More about Kelsey.
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Kelsey Brookes, painter.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
Visual hallucination mixed with a cartoon and a little bit of the fun visual effects brought on by a migraine headache.
PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
Paint, paint, paint, paint, interesting accident, figure out how to make the accident happen at will, paint, paint, paint.
HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART
The warmer it is that easier it is to work up until a point then its just too cold to work.
WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
Hallucination, meditation, cartoons
ANY LAST WORD?
You are as free as you want to be.