Two Different Realities

Texas-based artist Adrian Landon Brooks’ work presents universal themes of love, loss and redemption placed within worlds too far away to resemble any one place, incorporating sacred rituals that could literally be part of any culture. These unique worlds transcend race or creed and are influenced by the purity of folk art.

Brooks’ strips illustrations to their minimalist core and uses found materials such as wood, metal and old photographs as repurposed canvases to instill a sense of history in each piece. The scenes captured in his work show the transition between two different realities, and the contrast between the recycled backgrounds and his painted imagery really creates a surreal environment – completely detached from the current time and place.

Each scene offers a fragmented tale and forces viewers to immerse themselves into the framework of the narrative.