Born and raised in Sydney, Brooklyn Whelan is one of Australia’s leading contemporary visual artists. Working primarily with acrylics and oils on canvas, his style is heavily influenced by weather patterns and futurism. His work has been described as somewhere in between abstract and realism, ethereal, minimal and modern.
"As a painter, I work to develop paintings that speak about the beauty and power that exists within weather patterns. I constantly find myself staring into oncoming storms. I do not merely want to capture the image with my painting; rather, with strong bold strokes, I want to give it life and energy, also the sense of fiction and fantasy that one might see in an 80’s sci fi - Powerful electricity, but with a tone of grace, softness and movement."
Whelan has also collaborated with some of the worlds biggest brands including Adidas, Samsung, Universal Records and Chivas Regal among many others. He recently created an original typeface for Justin Bieber's single "Mark My Words" and was the first artist in residence with Australia's biggest music and arts festival, Splendour in the Grass.
2019 PRESSURE (SOLO) Nelly Duff gallery. London
2018 STRIKE NOW, RIOT LATER (SOLO) China Heights Gallery. Sydney
2018 ZERO THREE (SOLO) Video mapping installation. Splendour in the Grass
2018 THE SLOW (SOLO) Bali
2018 A BETTER VIEW - ABV Gallery. Atlanta USA
2017 CLOUD RUNNER (SOLO) Samsung VR installation. Splendour in the Grass
2017 PUSHING PAST (SOLO) China Heights Gallery. Sydney
2017 A BETTER VIEW ABV Gallery. Atlanta USA
2016 ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR. Hong Kong
2016 NEW WORKS (SOLO) - Chin Chin Art Series. Melbourne
2015 HEAVY WEATHER China Heights. Sydney
2015 ELEVEN Sun Studios. Sydney
2014 FANTASTIC DAMAGE (SOLO) China Heights. Sydney
2013 VANISHING ELEPHANT showcase. Sydney
2012 BLACK & WHITE AND ALL IN BETWEEN Ambush Gallery. Sydney
2011 A TYPE OF Kind Of Gallery. Sydney
2010 THE WHISKY GALLERY. Sydney
2008 SYDNEY ART ESQUISSE. Sydney
2007 ACROSS THE BOARD. Sydney
2006 MERCEDES BENZ AUST. FASHION WEEK. Sydney