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 “Minting Money”, his realization of mortality and value of time have created the series “Frivolous Pursuits”, and now, his pursuit of internal passions in the face of external influence has inspired the series, “Perpetual Recess.”
Brent is represented by the Mugello Contemporary Gallery. To see more, check out Brent’s work at the links below.