Troy Brooks

Ontario / Canada

Canadian artist Troy Brooks was born in 1972 in Ontario. His mother was a painter who mainly worked with still lifes. However, Brooks himself never received any formal training, but rather acquired his artistic skills autodidactically. Over the years, the painter developed a unique style that soon led to international exhibitions. In 2019, he collaborated with URBAN NATION on Project M/14. […]

Biography / Troy Brooks

Canadian artist Troy Brooks was born in 1972 in Ontario. His mother was a painter who mainly worked with still lifes. However, Brooks himself never received any formal training, but rather acquired his artistic skills autodidactically. Over the years, the painter developed a unique style that soon led to international exhibitions. In 2019, he collaborated with URBAN NATION on Project M/14.

Particularly influential for the painter are the Hollywood studio photographers of the 1940s and 50s, such as George Hurrell, Edward Steichen and Clarence Sinclair Bull. Brooks began using their black-and-white photographs as models for his drawings as a child. Their unmistakable light can still be found in Brooks' works today, and the portraits of women with their strong characters pay homage to the icy and unapproachable goddesses of those pictures. This combination adds an unmistakable atmosphere to the paintings. The artist's works can be found in galleries all over the world. They also feature on the covers of numerous magazines.

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  • Project M
Project M/14 – Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia
Last Saturday, 11 May 2019, numerous guests visited the exhibition opening of Project M/14 - Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia and were welcomed not only by a 200-year-old tree, but also by a pure plant oasis, the smell of fresh