Working primarily with acrylics on canvas, Whelan's style is heavily influenced by weather patterns and futurism, with his work being described as 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," says Whelan.
"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 fantasy that one might see in an 80's sci-fi; powerful electricity, but with a tone of grace, softness and movement”.
Known for exhibiting Australia's most ground breaking and talented artists, China Heights has a clear and limitless synergy with The Slow, founded by iconic Australian fashion designer, George Gorrow and his wife, international model, Cisco Tschurtschenthaler.
A multifaceted project renowned for its tropical brutalism aesthetic, The Slow consists of; 12 avant-garde suites; a contemporary ingredient focused restaurant; a retail space featuring the sophisticated menswear label NON-TYPE; and an art gallery - Room 13, known for its boundary-breaking line-up of international artists, including solo exhibitions by Ozzie Wrong, Kate Bellm, and Aleph Geddis.
Brooklyn Whelan's exhibition is the first in an exciting line-up of artists curated by China Heights for The Slow, cementing Room 13's position as the most progressive art gallery on the island of Bali.