The Gallery: Jeff Konigsberg

The Gallery: Jeff Konigsberg

amy chase
Mar 23, 2006

Setting, 15 x 22, Acrylic, Pen and Ink, Illustration Board

Introducing Jeff Konigsberg, an artist who works in the curious intersection of architecture and landscape, at once both interior and exterior, imagined and remembered.

In the case of his wall drawings, there is an accumulation of views from an actual place – usually a space with windows – and his drawing brings the interior and exterior views together, collapsing these into a layered map of his experience in this space over time.

Below are installation photographs of two such wall drawings (he paints directly onto the wall, as well as carves into the wall board).

Pow/er.line, The Drawing Center, NY "Internal Excess: Selections Fall" 2003

These are tricky to decipher, but it is fun to try; finding references to buildings outside, as well as the room in which it has been installed.


He also makes smaller drawings on illustration board. I love looking at these drawings from a distance and then close up -- both very different experiences.

New Pollution, 20 x 34, Acrylic, Pen and Ink, Illustration Board.

You start to lose the clarity of the space when you get very close (I'd say they beckon you to come closer), and instead marvel over their intense linear detail.

New Pollution, detail.

These are meticulously rendered in ink and layers of airbrushed acrylic – and easy to get lost inside. Enjoy.

Connect, 22 x 50, Acrylic, Pen and Ink, Illustration Board

Connect, detail

Twenty-14, 12 x 30. Acrylic, Pen and Ink, Illustration Board

Twenty-14, Detail

Blue Hour, detail

Nocturama, 15 x 22. Acrylic, Pen and Ink, Illustration Board

Inquiries? Please contact the artist directly, via email.

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