From an incandescent sunset on Cape Cod to an iconic pop-kitsch ice storage bin at the neighborhood corner store, Rob Brooks offers us a visual journey from the real to surreal.
Rob Brooks paintings depict a post-pop, illuminated cruise on the
American highway, somewhere between a sylvan paradise and strip-mall
hell. Nature is enveloped into a plugged-in neon-lit mindscape between
Thoreau's contemplative wilderness and the hallucinatory electricity
of the Las Vegas strip.
Brooks, trained at the Art Institute of Boston, is a lyrical poet of
both rural and urban scenes - all painted with a richly charged
palette. His magical eye for chromatic values and mysteriously
contrasted shadows has awed collectors.