Kelsey brookes, artist
or San Diego–based artist Kelsey Brookes, inspiration stems om a scientific education paired with a curiosity for life. While ursuing a career in microbiology, Brookes started illustrating he intricate patterns of the human brain. Soon after being splayed in coffee shops, his pieces gained a following, and in 006, Brookes left the laboratory to focus on art full time. Since his dramatic vocational change, his large-scale psychedelic aintings—or “really complicated doodles,” as he refers to them— ave been exhibited in notable galleries around the world. But the onnection between art and science is what moves Brookes the most. “My work is a combination of my scientific background and urrent artistic interest,” he says. “I have taken my understanding f molecular biology and married it with painting.”
Brookes will be exhibiting his work at Eric Firestone Gallery during Miami Beach Art Basel this winter.