"His surreal portraits of women with elongated anatomies have become signature icons of the new contemporary art scene" -Corey Helford Gallery"
Born 1972 in Southern Ontario, Canada. I learned how to draw and paint from vintage movie stills. Currently making art in a converted 19th-century bank in the historic town of Wallaceburg, Ontario Canada.
Influenced by the dramatic glamour of the femme fatales of 30’s and 40’s film noir, Brooks’ women stare down the viewer as if taking their measure from within the world behind the frame. They are aloof, yet burning with interior dialogue and seductively demanding the attention of anyone who catches their gaze.
Troy Brooks is a contemporary surrealist painter known for his elaborate oil paintings of elongated women caught in moments where something ominous has or is about to happen. Brooks' impact on the pop-surrealist movement is widely recognized, exhibiting work in New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Australia and LA. In 2019 Brooks opened VAULT, a by-appointment workspace/studio gallery showcasing selected works in the historic town of Wallaceburg, Ontario.