Casper Brindle

Casper Brindle’s paintings are explorations of the expressive possibilities of color, light and form. His palette ranges from spectacularly technicolor to subtly monochromatic, but ever present is the notion of center. Whether it’s a striking, hard-edge horizon line  running through the painting or a metallic bar floating on the surface, there is always a form that pulls us deeper into the imagery that Brindle presents. 


A contemporary disciple of the 1960s & 70s Light and Space generation, Brindle too is intrigued by the sensory experiences triggered by color and light. His expansive paintings shift and morph as the viewer walks past them, compelling them to pause and begin to explore the enigmatic spaces of perception. Brindle has referred to the process in which he creates his works as trance-like, and one can’t help but notice the meditative quality these paintings induce.


Brindle’s work has clear ties to the materiality of the Finish Fetish and Light and Space movements, and his masterful use of color invokes the emotive qualities of painters like Mark Rothko and Jules Olitski. However, Brindle synthesizes sensibilities from these disparate movements and creates something entirely his own. Brindle’s paintings envelop the viewer in expansive fields that not only delight the senses, but have the power to elicit deeper emotional responses. Utilizing tools and techniques adopted from Southern California’s distinctive car culture, Brindle applies fine layers of airbrushed sprays to create atmospheric gradations of subtle depth. In his early works, Brindle often embedded glowing tubes of LEDs in his paintings, but he has now managed to harness the effect of light solely with color.


Born in Toronto in 1968, Brindle’s family relocated to Los Angeles in 1974, and he has called the city home ever since. Growing up surfing the beaches of LA’s coast undoubtedly made a profound impact on the artist. Brindle started painting as a teen and in his early twenties, he apprenticed for the pioneering Light and Space artist, Eric Orr.


Casper Brindle’s work has been exhibited across the United States and internationally. His work is held in a number of prominent private and museum collections including the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and the Morningside College Collection in Sioux City, IA. 




Recent Works, William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



Light and Space Divisible, Nancy Toomey Fine Art, San Francisco, CA



Aura and Strata, William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles CA



Chroma, William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA



Strata,  Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco CA

Azimuth,  William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles CA



Stratum,  William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Flawless Finish Fetish, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA



Birth to Sea Flight, Mint Gallery, Laguna Beach CA



Light, Mint Gallery, Laguna Beach CA



Recent Work, Madsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA





Laguna Art Museum Auction, Laguna Beach, CA

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA



The Grinstein Artist Invitational, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Culver City, CA

Art 1307/Gallery, Milan, Italy 

Pulse Art Fair Miami (William Turner Gallery), Miami Beach, FL

Laguna Art Museum Auction, Laguna Beach, CA

Surfrider Foundation, Malibu, CA

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair (William Turner Gallery), Palm Springs, CA

Art 1307, Napoli, Italy

Unit London, London, England



Pallete to Palate,  Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Miami Projects Fair,  Art Basel Miami (Toomey-Tourell Gallery), Miami Beach, FL

Riverside City College, Riverside CA

This Is Not Surf Art, Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center,  San Clemente, CA

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair (William Turner Gallery), Palm Springs, CA

Mana, Art 1307, Napoli, Italy

Ethereal, William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Art Silicon Valley, (Toomey Tourell Gallery), Silicon Valley,  CA



The Grinstein Artist Invitational(Rosamund Felsen Gallery) Santa Monica, CA

San Francisco Art Fair (Toomey Tourell Gallery), San Francisco, CA

Family Affairs, International Fine Arts Consortium, New York, NY

Brett Rubbico Gallery, Newport Beach CA

MOAH Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA

SHM Surfing Heritage Museum, Huntington, CA



Mana, Meld Gallery, Ka, HI

Art1307, Napoli, Italy

Skin/Deep - Materiality, Sensuality and Paint, William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Aqua Art Miami, Toomey-Tourell Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

Surfing Heritage Museum Benefit, Orange County CA

VFC Foundation, Venice, CA

Dallas Art Fair, Toomey-Tourell Gallery, Dallas, TX



Artist and Architects, Joe’s, Venice CA

IMPACT Emotions of Color, Art Space, Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, FL

Light and Space, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

Surfrider Foundation, Marina Del Rey CA

SIMA, Laguna Beach, CA

Aqua Art Miami, Toomey-Tourell Gallery, Miami, FL

San Diego Art Fair, Susan Street Fine Art, San Diego, CA



Gleam in the Young Bastard’s Eye, William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles CA

New Work, Murphy and Dine Gallery, New York City, NY

Melissa Morgan Gallery, Palm Springs CA

SIMA, Laguna Beach, CA

Surfrider Foundation Benefit, Malibu, CA

Aqua Art Miami, Toomey-Tourell, Miami, FL



SWELL, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York City, NY

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach CA

Coming Out,SMAS South Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Heal The Bay Auction



Darkwave Exhibition, The IGM Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA

SMAS, South Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Select Public Collections

Hilton, Los Angeles, CA

Morningside College, Sioux City, IA

Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA 





Biller, Steven, “Step Into the Light (and Space),” Montage Magazine, Winter 2013

Brumer, Andrew,“Casper Brindle,” Andrew Brumer, Visual Art Source, March 2018

Dambrot, Shana Nys,“The Artists of the Film, Mana,” Whitehot Magazine,  August, 2014

de la Haba, Gregory, “Casper Brindle & the Expressive Power of Color,” Whitehot Magazine, April 2015

Frank, Peter, “Casper Brindle: Aura & Strata,” Whitehot Magazine, November 2016

Frank, Peter,“Gleam in the Young Bastard’s Eye,” Whitehot Magazine, 2012

Kussatz, Simone,“Casper Brindle: Azimuth,” Art LTD, November 2013

Michno, Christopher, “Critic’s Picks - Los Angeles,” Art LTD,  February, 2015

Mills, Mary, Liquid Salt Magazine, February, 2011

Perras, Kriss, “Casper Brindle: Finish Fetish and Light and Space,” Malibu Arts Journal, March 2018

Turner,Elisa, “California Dreamin’ in Miami,” Art Pulse, August, 2012

Weinstein, Alex, “The Trajectory of His Path,” The Surfers Journal, Volume 20.3, June–July, 2011