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"