Adam Brooks is a queer artist working and living in Toronto. His most recent work consists of charcoal drawings presenting male figures in aggressive physical interaction, expressing the dichotomy of male intimacy, competition and comradery. The visceral quality of Adam’s work is enhanced by the cheeky nature of the subject. He utilizes humour, homoeroticism and a painterly style in combination to create a connection with the viewer.
Adam studied Industrial Design and received a BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCADU. Both design and fine arts greatly inform his unique perspective when considering the breadth of his freelance work. He has worked professionally in fashion, graphic design and art direction as well as public and private commissions. Adams work has been featured in several prominent queer events and venues such as WTFDYP at the Gladstone Hotel, ARTATTACK! fundraiser in support of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and a Pride month painting exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario.