Born and raised in Sydney, Brooklyn Whelan is one of Australia’s leading emerging contemporary visual artists. Working primarily with acrylics 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, O'Neill USA, Universal Records and LuluLemon among many others. He recently created an original typeface for Justin Bieber's single "Mark My Words" and is 2018’s artist in residence with Australia's biggest music and arts festival, Splendour in the Grass.


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EXHIBITIONS

2018 'Strike Now Riot Later' - China Heights Gallery. Sydney

2018 'Zero Three' - Video mapping installation. Splendour in the Grass

2018 'The Slow' - Bali, Indonesia

2018 'A Better View' - ABV Gallery. Atlanta USA

2017 'Cloud Runner' - Samsung VR installation. Splendour in the Grass

2017 'Pushing Past' - China Heights Gallery. Sydney

2017 'A Better View' - ABV Gallery. Atlanta USA

2016 Asian Contemporary Art Fair - Hong Kong 

2016 'New Works' - Chin Chin Art Series. Melbourne

2015 'Heavy Weather' - China Heights. Sydney

2015 'Eleven' - Sun Studios. Sydney    

2014 'Fantastic Damage' - China Heights. Sydney    

2013 Vanishing Elephant showcase - Sydney 

2012 'Black and White 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 Australian Fashion week - Sydney