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Ernest Concepcion
updated: 05/02/2010
website: www.ernestconcepcion.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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art-year
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Eggs vs. Saint Benedicts (from the Line Wars series)
Gerana (The Wrath Of)
OBB (collaboration with Paolo Javier)
The Line Wars (drawings from an ongoing series of over 100 ink drawings)
Invasion of Ona
A Desire for Conflict (or how I managed to transform myself and stay the same)
The Penultimate Plan (and the conversion of the Gilmore Girl)
Residual Legion (and the great escape from Englewood)
The Death of Sharpie (and the coming of Aegis)
The Death of the Gilmore Girl (and the birth of Ona)
Queens 2020
Lessons in Siegery (or how my Life was Halved)
An Introduction of Sorts (or how it affected my concerns regarding land invasion)
Ode to Odin  (Ode to Odin)
Life In A Hidden Valley (Go Anus!)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  obsessive, narrative, biomorphic, surreal, childhood, illustration, fantasy, humor, violence, landscape
 
 
Eggs vs. Saint Benedicts (from the Line Wars series) by Ernest Concepcion
Eggs vs. Saint Benedicts (from the Line Wars series)
ink on paper
2005-06
9" x  12" 
Gerana (The Wrath Of) by Ernest Concepcion
Gerana (The Wrath Of)
acrylic, pastel, ink, colored pencil on paper
2008
120 " x  60 " 
OBB (collaboration with Paolo Javier) by Ernest Concepcion
OBB (collaboration with Paolo Javier)
ink and acrylic on paper, ink on acetate
2009
30 " x  22 " 
The Line Wars (drawings from an ongoing series of over 100 ink drawings) by Ernest Concepcion
The Line Wars (drawings from an ongoing series of over 100 ink drawings)
ink on paper
2004-06
9" x  12" 
Invasion of Ona by Ernest Concepcion
Invasion of Ona
acrylic on paper, ink on acetate, graphite on wall
2008
Dimensions variable
A Desire for Conflict (or how I managed to transform myself and stay the same) by Ernest Concepcion
A Desire for Conflict (or how I managed to transform myself and stay the same)
ink on paper
2005
22" x  60" 
The Penultimate Plan (and the conversion of the Gilmore Girl) by Ernest Concepcion
The Penultimate Plan (and the conversion of the Gilmore Girl)
ink on paper
2005
60" x  22" 
Residual Legion (and the great escape from Englewood) by Ernest Concepcion
Residual Legion (and the great escape from Englewood)
ink on paper
2005
60" x  22" 
The Death of Sharpie (and the coming of Aegis) by Ernest Concepcion
The Death of Sharpie (and the coming of Aegis)
ink on paper
2005
60" x  22" 
The Death of the Gilmore Girl (and the birth of Ona) by Ernest Concepcion
The Death of the Gilmore Girl (and the birth of Ona)
ink, graphite, and colored pencil on paper
2006
72" x  144" 
Queens 2020 by Ernest Concepcion
Queens 2020
ink and graphite on wall
2008
60 " x  144 " 
Lessons in Siegery (or how my Life was Halved) by Ernest Concepcion
Lessons in Siegery (or how my Life was Halved)
ink and colored pencil on paper
2006
22" x  60" 
An Introduction of Sorts (or how it affected my concerns regarding land invasion) by Ernest Concepcion
An Introduction of Sorts (or how it affected my concerns regarding land invasion)
oil and ink on canvas
2006
36" x  48" 
Ode to Odin  (Ode to Odin) by Ernest Concepcion
Ode to Odin (Ode to Odin)
oil and ink on canvas
2006
48" x  60" 
Life In A Hidden Valley (Go Anus!)  by Ernest Concepcion
Life In A Hidden Valley (Go Anus!)
oil and ink on canvas
2007
18 " x  60 " 

Artist Statement

From tables vs. chairs to cowboys vs. aliens and cookies vs. milk, The Line Wars began as a series of over 100, 9x12 inches, ink drawings that emerged from sketches and doodles--the most rudimentary expression of visual thinking. The images are based on the entertainments of childhood and adolescence: Video games, action figures, strategy board games--always two forces opposing one another. The Line Wars is a celebration of making impulsive, nonchalant drawings, as well as a personal journey into nostalgia and an homage to geekdom.

Emerging from this series came a body of work set on the exploration of mediums. In contrast to the uniformity of the small works, my practice evolved to include sculpture and painting, along with new and various drawing materials. In large-scale drawings, each medium takes on its own significance, resembling armies battling one another and encapsulating The Line Wars in a single epic composition. In painting I use conventions like photorealism and landscape, employing concepts of war on the process of painting itself. I attack my own paintings by adding fantastical elements onto historical imagery or strategically invade my landscapes, drawing armies on the surface, turning tranquil sceneries into potential battlefields.

Attack!

Artist Bio / CV

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS:

Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency Program, NY, NY, Fall 2007

Artists Alliance Inc.’s (AAI) Lower East Side–Rotating Studio Program, NY, NY, Summer 2006

LMCC & Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop, NY, NY, June 2006

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program: 120 Broadway, NY, NY, Winter 2005-Spring 2006

Artist In The Marketplace (AIM) Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, Fall 2004

Young Artists' Grantee, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Manila, Philippines, 1999


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Ode To Odin – NY Studio Gallery, NY, NY - 2009

The Line Wars Deluxe – Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY - 2008


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2009

Urban Garden – Broadway Gallery, NY, NY

Artists In Exile – ARARIO Gallery, NY, NY

A Conflicted State – ISE Cultural Foundation, NY, NY


2008

The Labyrinth Wall: From Mythology to Reality – Exit Art Gallery, NY, NY

Talent Preview ‘09 – White Box Gallery, NY, NY

Pulse Contemporary Art Fair – PPOW Gallery Booth, Miami, FL

New Work By Keyholder Artists In Residence – Lower East Side Printshop, NY, NY

Lost In Your Eyes – Neiman Gallery Columbia University, NY, NY

A Wrinkle In Time – BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Art Dissident Art – 55 Rue Notre-Dame, Montreal, Canada

The Gift – Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

Surreal Naivete – M.Y. Art Prospects, NY, NY

New Prints Show – International Center for Prints, NY, NY

Loaded – Phatory Gallery, NY, NY

Choice Cuts – Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Against Nature – Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ

 

2007

MISC Video & Performance – NY Studio Gallery, NY, NY

Working Space 07 – Cuchifritos, NY, NY

MashUpsTastes Like Chicken Art Space, Brooklyn, NY