Chantal Garduno Israde
Alex Constable has a really great eye and his photographs immediately stood out to me when I encountered them in our school’s corridors; I had no idea at the time that he was actually a painting major. Bringing the same concerns into his photography, collages and paintings, he mixes iconic imagery with a more pop, terrestrial aesthetic, creating alluring images charged with a new layer of mysticism.
Alex is originally from LA and graduated in 2013 with a BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. He now lives back in LA where he works in his beautiful studio behind a pink garage door, which I was lucky to visit this winter.
Here is a glimpse of some of the things I saw this Winter around California. I got a bad batch of film (lucky me) which is why some of the photos are strangely grainy and casty.
The strange fountain I pass everyday on my bike ride to school
On a trip to Palo Alto (this was seriously as exciting as it got)
In Pacifica to take a look at the ocean on a warm day
At the Norton Simon Museum in LA, hunting for shiny things