Brent Estabrook’s “Perpetual Recess” features oil paintings of childhood stuffed animals, and other nostalgic characters which take viewers back to where dreams began. The series reiterates the importance of maintaining a sense of playfulness and excitement and the textures on the canvas have to be experienced in person to fully appreciate.
On Facebook, Estabrook explains:
“I want them to feel as if they are sculptures made out of paint… There is a ‘life’ to paintings when they have tangible texture that flows with form… this has been my current artistic pursuit… and I am just getting started”
Born in 1985, Brent grew up in Seattle, Washington and received a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Arizona. Upon graduating he went on to earn a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Louisville.
Before practicing a single day of dentistry, and with the burden of school debt, Brent took a chance and chased his love of painting. His winding path and life experiences have strongly influenced his body of work: his struggles with school debt have manufactured the series â€œMinting Moneyâ€, his realization of mortality and value of time have created the series â€œFrivolous Pursuitsâ€, and now, his pursuit of internal passions in the face of external influence has inspired the series, â€œPerpetual Recess.â€
Brent is represented by the Mugello Contemporary Gallery. To see more, check out Brent’s work at the links below.