FINE ART


''Fun can be found in the unknown. The bigger the challenge, the greater the reward: fortune favours the brave'' - Aidy Brooks


 

OCTOPUS TATTOO DESIGN

Pencil on paper - 50cm x 45cm

(Private Commission)

 


THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE LOVELY

A series of artworks inspired by passionate individuals, current issues and beautiful solutions. Check out the video links for more information on the origins of each work.


 

DECIPHERING THE COMPLEX

Portrait of Prof. Noam Chomsky - Inspired by the film: Manufacturing Consent

 


 

THE SYNERGY OF OPEN SOURCE

Inspired by Yochai Benkler (video): New Open Source Economies

 


'' The ultimate role for me as an artist is to question the culture around me: the good and bad, the true and false, the known and the unknown. I'm interested in the 'and': creating the room in-between for questioning ''- Aidy Brooks


 

PANIC OF THE ORGANIC

Inspired by Dan Barber (video):  How I Fell in Love with a Fish

 


 

ATTACK OF THE ALGORITHM

Inspired by Kevin Slavin's T.E.D talk: How Algorithms Shape Our World

 


 

THE INCONCEIVABLE NATURE OF NATURE

  Inspired by Richard Feynman's talks: Fun To Imagine - watch

 


DELETE THE ELITE

A series of studies exploring the transition of power in the UK, from the 1600's to present day


GREAT BRITISH REVOLUTIONS

Pen on Paper - 160cm x 80cm
 

This piece is born from over two years study of the English civil war to the present day focussing on the origins and transfer of England's internal power structures. Created in a single, continuous session, the drawing manifests itself from the recollection of memory over a period of 12 hours. 

 

'I began the first line without any prior plan, all I knew was that I wanted to create a mental map of what I had learned in the most spontaneous, organic way possible.' - Aidy Brooks

 


''Drawing to me is like an addiction or obsessive compulsive disorder. It goes everywhere with me. So, I use it to record everything around me: conversations, vibrations, touch and movement, all translated into visual form. '' - Aidy Brooks


 

JOURNEYS OF THE PEN

An experimental drawing journal exploring the documentation of travel, imagination and time