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Brent Estabrook with 10ft X 15ft diptych - painted in SoHo NY for ‘ToyBox’ Exhibition | May 2018

BRENT ESTABROOK
b.1985 Seattle, Washington
BA Fine Arts, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

Brent Estabrook is a Los Angeles based painter whose work acts as playful commentary on sociopolitical issues fraught with the unbridled passion of a determined young artist. Estabrook challenges the viewer to reconsider familiar images, products and ideas as he himself explores the liminal space between discovery and curiosity. His appropriation of plush toys from his youth in larger than life paintings endorses his ongoing visual campaign to relentlessly pursue your dreams.

An impulsive decision to pursue fine art after graduating dental school left Estabrook wading in university debt, painting a series of imagined money. The playful compositions of fantasized financial freedom ironically became the force that propelled him into achieving his dreams to become a recognized visual artist.

In his recent works, Estabrook has developed whimsical propaganda for seeking the limitlessness of dreaming in order to engage with an audience’s sense of wonder. Various stuffed animals pack canvases with vibrant, familiar textures. Stitched smiles and a recalled warmth embody the essence of an imagined world that is often left behind by the pressures of society. It is the exercise of embracing a child’s re-imagination that accompanies Estabrook’s rapidly growing career in creating art with the hope to inspire and comfort.


SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 ToyBox , Solo Exhibition, Mugello Gallery, New York, NY
2017 the ANIMALS , Solo Exhibition, Mugello Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Maxillo Craniofacial , Solo Exhibition ,Mugello Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Solo Exhibition, Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville, KY

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Unveiling Event , Mugello Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018 LA ArtShow, Mugello Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 CONTEXT ArtMiami, Mugello Gallery, Miami, FL
2017 LA Art Show, Mugello Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2016 Perpetual Recess , CONTEXT ArtMiami, Mugello Gallery, Miami, FL
2016 Longines Masters , Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA), Long Beach, CA
2016 Perpetual Recess , CONTEXT New York, Mugello Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Anniversary Exhibit , 212 Arts, New York, NY
2016 20x16 , CASS Contemporary, Tampa, FL
2016 The Art of Boxing Charity Event, Smile Design Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
2015 Perpetual Recess , CONTEXT ArtMiami, Mugello Gallery, Miami, FL
2015 Hotel Croydon, Art Basel, Miami, FL
2015 TBC Private Art Mansion Show, Miami, FL
2015 Sportraits , Smile Design Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 LA Art Show, Mugello Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2015 12 Year Anniversary Show , Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 Thank God it's Friday , Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 Reddot Art Basel, Axiom Contemporary, Miami, FL
2014 Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA
2013 Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA