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Troy Brooks, 1972 | Pop-Surrealist painter

Toronto-based artist Troy Brooks is a contemporary surrealist painter known for his elaborate oil paintings dominated by towering women enveloped in a landscape of visual metaphor.
His heroine plays out intimate scenes, usually caught in moments where something transformative has or is about to happen.

Brooks, who suffered greatly as a gay youth growing up in Canada, channels anger and escapism ever so subtly in characters inspired by Hollywood’s golden age, namely female leads who stood up to their male counterparts in less egalitarian times.
Brooks' impact on the pop-surrealist movement is widely recognized, exhibiting work in Canada, the US and Europe.
He lives in Toronto.