James Wright Gallery Los Angeles presents “WILD,” featuring new”paintings by Brent Estabrook. Since 2015 Estabrook has been pursuing “the Animals’ a body of work that explores the boundaries of realism and figure. Through his mastery of light, color and texture Estabrook has conveyed a deep passion for and comprehension of the technical craft of painting – rendering to perfection nostalgic plush toys which serve as a vehicle to capture our imagination and awaken our inner child.
In time he’s gained the attention of an ever growing audience of art-world-insiders and next generation admirers, solidifying a calling and igniting his quest to create works that are visually stunning, technically profound and widely appreciated.
Estabrook began in 2018/2019 to seek out new ways to manifest these works, having pursued hyper realism for more than four years he became excited by the potential of unhinging his technical skills from the confounds of reality expectation – this new approach would eventually lead him into an unfamiliar and exciting direction guided by subconscious skill and intuition. The new works are made in the flow-state, inventing each piece in the present moment and free from rigid process and preconceived plans while still maintaining the essence of Estabrook’s artistic hand: heavy textured oil paint, vibrant colors and three-dimensional likeness.
On view: February 8 – March 2, 2020
What: Opening reception
Where: James Wright Gallery, 818 S Spring St., LA
When: February 8, 2020; 6-8pm