" I have given up a life of comfort and dullness to pursue a life of uncertainty and excitement... All I know is that I need to paint… that is it. "
-- Brent Estabrook
Born July 11th, 1985; Brent Estabrook grew up in Seattle, Washington and received a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Arizona and Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Louisville. Although he abandoned his dental profession the day after graduation, Estabrook's work benefit from his intense study of the human facial anatomy - as evident in his portraits and highly sought skull work.
Estabrook's work has evolved alongside his life journey: struggles with school debt manufactured the series 'Minting Money’; the time wasted pursuing a degree he will never use highlighted mortality and encouraged his reawakening through 'Frivolous Pursuits’; and now, his achievement of a childhood dream (success as a painter) in the face of debt, doubt, and societal pressure has inspired his 'Perpetual Recess’ stuffed animals.
As if he were an old master reborn — Estabrook has reinvigorated our love for fine oil paintings in an era that has been overrun by digital shortcuts, and me-too works created by sloppy stencils and copyright image appropriation. Throughout the various bodies of work, Estabrook displays an unrelenting focus on the detail and placement of every brushstroke. He’s invented a science for color mixing and selection, and created works that captivate audiences of all ages and walks of life.
Brent pays ode to the struggle and evolution he has experienced as a human, and artist. He hopes that this story, told through his works of art, will inspire others to negate the small road blocks and pursue what excites them in life… to follow their childhood dreams to do what undeniably makes them as happy as possible.
Scope Miami | Mugello Gallery | Miami, FL
2018 - 'Toy Box', solo show | Mugello Gallery | New York, NY
2018 - Scope New York | Mugello Gallery | New York, NY
2018 - LA Art Show | Mugello Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
2017 - CONTEXT ArtMiami | Mugello Gallery | Miami, FL
2017 - 'the ANIMALS', solo show | Mugello Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
2017 - Summer Group Exhibition 2017 | Mugello Gallery | Los Angeles | CA
2017 - LA Art Show | Mugello Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
2016 - 'Perpetual Recess' Context ArtMiami | Mugello Gallery | Miami, FL
2016 - Longines Masters, w/ Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA), Long Beach, CA
2016 - Context New York, "Perpetual Recess" w/ Mugello Gallery, New York, NY
2016 - 212 Arts, "Anniversary Exhibit", New York, NY
2016 - CASS Contemporary, "20x16" Tampa, FL
2016 - Smile Design Gallery and Bernard Hopkins, "The Art of Boxing Charity Event", Las vegas, NV
2015 - Context ArtMiami, "Perpetual Recess" w/ Mugello Gallery, Miami, FL
2015 - Mugello Gallery, "Maxillo Cranial Facial" solo show, Los Angeles, CA
2015 - Hotel Croydon Art Basel, Miami, FL
2015 - The Billionaire Club Private Art Mansion Show, Miami, FL
2015 - Smile Design Gallery "Sportraits", New York, NY
2015 - Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 - Brit Week Los Angeles, CA
2012 - Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ