Monday, December 13, 2010


when the bass came in on this my jaw dropped. so grimey.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


and the one hundredth post of the year is...




Friday, December 10, 2010

good advice from John Cleese

I like this, and it makes a compelling argument for giving us doors on our studios instead of these poncy curtains. Also, 99th post!!!!

scrambled eggs

As much as I love Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Fallon is stepping his game up.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

the rap

Go here everybody. . .I recommend fried or fertilized.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

fireworks again

going from the same image source as this but in a very different medium. Burned and scorched paper, 58x42.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

city lights

acrylic ink, varnish on panel, 10x8

Did a series from this image, will post more soon. Working through photos I took in prep for my lecture the other day, and for open studios. Soon. Soon.

snow white

remember Alice? Well the same dude just made this. Pretty rad.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

i forgot about this one

diameter of 12 inches

27 x 33

this is first batch of photos. more to come.

alone again or

24 x 30
16 x 20

paintings, more


Here are some paintings.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

well hey

photo light robot face says hello

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Consuegra/Wintergarten Ltd.

Upcoming show at Actual Size!
Happy blogiversary!

November 13, 2010 - November 27, 2010

Actual Size is pleased to announce “Consuegra/ Wintergarten Ltd.”, an exhibition of works by Eduardo Consuegra and Wintergarten Ltd.

November 13th, 2010 - November 27th, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 13th 7:00-10:00pm
Image Swap: Saturday, November 20th 1:00-4:00pm

Using photographs, posters, and magazines Eduardo Consuegra and Wintergarten Ltd. isolate and recombine imagery, proposing new relations that both reveal and obscure meaning. For “Consuegra/ Wintergarten Ltd.” the artists have created an installation of new work that restricts and re-directs the viewers relation to the work.

Visually grounded in modernist color fields and geometry, Eduardo Consuegra’s works contain printed ephemera that present iconic ads and commercially seductive imagery. Consuegra combines Colombian and North American magazines and posters from the 1970’s and ‘80’s, creating works that simultaneously present and withhold. Intimating the residues of personal consumption, intellectual property and advertisement, his works reflect upon the complex interaction between people and materials. Consuegra’s body of work also includes automatic drawings and paintings that are informed and influenced by an ongoing interest in the life of objects and transference of action and accident into the creation of a completed work.

Wintergarten Ltd. is a Los Angeles-based art collective, which takes its name from the German word for a greenhouse. The group generates work from a growing collection of vernacular photography and printed ephemera acquired from storage unit auctions and estate sales. These deserted photographs are often the artifacts of their previous owners' financial hardship or death. A partial document of systemic economic and individual recession, Wintergarten Ltd. re-contextualizes found imagery into diptychs, installations, artist's books and multiples. Through the curatorial arrangement and physical transformation of images, the artist links photographs into a fictional narrative, mapping an abstract emotional portrait that feels concurrently tentative, immediate, and specific.

To commemorate the exhibition the artists will host a magazine and photograph swap on November 20th. Participants are invited to come to the gallery with old magazines and photographs to trade and exchange with other artists and collectors.

Eduardo Consuegra (B. Bogota, Colombia) lives and works in Los Angeles. He holds an MFA from Art Center College of Design and a BFA from Universidad De Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. He is represented by Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles. Consuegra’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Colombia, Italy, The UK, Canada, Mexico and the USA, including: The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Apexart, New York; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego; Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico.

Wintergarten Ltd. has published two books, “Women: Erotic & Vernacular Photography (Catalog 1, Volume 1)” and “Men: Erotic & Vernacular Photography (Catalog1, Volume 2)”. Exhibitions include; X-Initiative, New York; and Night Gallery, Los Angeles.

Gallery Hours: Sat- Sun 12:00-5:00pm; Weekdays by Appointment.

Actual Size Los Angeles
741 New High St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 290-5458


btw dudes

i just looked through the old posts on this blog and found that we decided to make this a collaboblog 2 years ago on october 28 - so happy two year dibbly dibbly fun times. thanks friends and families who have kept on posting whenever they can.


fireworks, graphite and chalk on paper, dimensions roughly 24"x32"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

newest addition to the studio

Courtesy of friend Kevin of Hot Coffee! some sweet studio furniture, formerly of the Renaissance Society. I'm in a painting seminar with Hamza Walker, who is the director of said society, it'll be interesting to see if he recognizes the seats when he comes for a studio visit. Oh yeah and there's some work in the background I haven't posted on here yet, but I'll get to it.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010


A little Pittsburgh pride around this season!

I love all the shots by the smokestacks at the Waterfront!
This is off the Black and Yellow mixtape


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

more bad photos of drawings

More bad pictures of drawings...
It's hard for me to post if I don't do it all in a few hours.

Also, I have a mix for you kids. Once I figure out yousendit.. I'll send it.


Los Angeles

I have not had the chance to photograph all of my latest Los Angeles drawings but I thought I should post a bad picture of one with lots of circles in the spirit of Matt's little circles.

Monday, October 11, 2010

this is wonderful

Hey, what are those things that guy is walking through - oh, just 100 million hand made/painted/fired ceramic sunflower seeds!


The newest Tate Modern Turbine hall installation is by the artist Ai Weiwei, and it is pretty incredible. Weiwei employed 1,600 workers from the traditional porcelain producing city of Jingdezhen who historically made porcelain wares for the Imperial court of China. More from the Guardian here, here and here.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

smokey swirly

42"x42", ink and pencil on paper

movie poster

Sorry I don't post that much. Suppose I take my time away from the internet lately. Here is a movie poster of one of two short films I am workin on now. It is a ghost story I shot in Nicasio, California. Its good scary farm country. I stared down a lot of cows and filmed a lot of hawks.

longest day

I made this last weekend very late at night, and only just remembered it was around, and that it was a cover of a song I put on that mix. Perhaps a future Alpaca Beretta jam?

Friday, October 8, 2010

black on black

18"x14", sumi and varnish on canvas

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ron Artist recap

Mentioned that show I was in a few weeks ago - follow this link for a bit of a recap, and lots of photos.



Monday, October 4, 2010

so much paper!


So I didn't make a single track mix like Dan, but instead a playlist of tracks. However, you're gonna have to put them in the right order, because I'm pretty sure they won't just go that way when you download them. Here is the order.

my creator/wye oak
i make windows/forest fire
i wish i knew how it would feel to be free/roots and john legend
it is what it is/skipp coon and mr. nick
so high/french montana feat. curren$y
taxi/ski beatz feat. mos def and whosane
hall&oats/the roots
scheming/slum village feat. dilla, pos, phife
everybody loves the sunshine/seu jorge and almaz
the longest day/megafaun
people, turn around/delta spirit
jealous guy/donny hathaway
someday we'll be together/johnny and jackey
everyday will be like a holiday/william bell
this wind/the tallest man on earth




some new jams with some old new and new old

step your game up on all the rest of the mixes!!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

weekend project!

make a mixtape/cd/whatever you want to call it, post it by monday! go!

image: cyanotype by Christian Marlcay

turner nominees

So they've announced the Turner Prize nominees here - and congratulations to them all. I don't really know the work of Angela de la Cruz or the Otolith Group all that well, but do like Susan Philipsz work. I have a funny story about Dexter Dalwood, the final nominee - who makes great paintings. Last summer when Dan and I went to the Mark Grotjahn opening while we happened to be in England for our cousin Tim's wedding, we did the whole dinner/party after thing - and Dexter was sitting at our table. He was really nice, and very funny - seeing as he posed for this picture with the Whitefish, which was the main course.

First thing I think of when I see his name.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The delicacy of rock n roll

This might be a strange way to post this, scanning the pages as jpgs, but I wanted the color of the book. This is Dave Hickey, "The Delicacy of Rock n Roll" from Air Guitar. I love this essay, it is awesome, please read it! I know, I know, asking people to read, what am I thinking? Well, it is only six pages, and is really excellent, and I wouldn't do it unless it was worth it. Don't believe me? Screw you! (If you click on the pages they'll get a lot bigger and be easier to read...)