Kelsey Brookes is a former scientist who uses his background in biological and empirical methodology to create a new genre of art. His practice takes ideas and forms found in logic and natural systems (molecular and atomic structure, number sequences etc.) and creates art that blurs the boundaries between science and art. This methodology becomes the instrument used to create lively and colorful work that is both meticulously crafted and conceptually rigorous. His detailed paintings and sculptures find a balance between the normally opposing philosophies of subjectivity and objectivity, as well as concept and aesthetic. Diving into the discoveries of the physicist, mathematicians and chemist as only a scientist can then reducing and express that knowledge to the nonscientific world in the form of image and color as only an artist can.

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Kelsey Brookes

Recursion (White on Orange) and Recursion (Orange on White), 2017
Acrylic on canvas; white floater frame
60 in diameter each

Anything having to do with the brain is interesting to me; I have lots of curiosity and questions concerning existence, both philosophically and scientifically, and because of my background a good place to start my interrogation of life is through the brain.

— Kelsey Brookes

Selected Work

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Kelsey Brookes

Golden Mean (2X Series), 2017
Acrylic on panel
7.25 in. diameter, 11.85 in. diameter, 18.75 in. diameter, 30 in. diameter, 48 in. diameter set

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