brooks salzwedel

Gasp! That’s the sound I made when I saw some of this work, by California-born artist Brooks Salzwedel, when I was in LA a few weeks ago. These images are gorgeous, but it doesn’t do them justice if you can imagine that! They are layered and layered, and then there’s some resin, and more layers, and graphite, and tape, and and and… sigh. Stunning.

ps. Brooks’ work is part of a pop-up show, titled “Home As Art”, curated by Good Eye Gallery … that opens TONIGHT in LA!

When: Wednesday, December 4 / 5pm ~ 8pm
Where: deasy/penner&partners
. 200 S Los Robles Avenue . Pasadena, CA

pps. I might have three of my pieces in this show too. Maybe.

comments (15)

  1. laura redburn // cardboardcities /// 12.04.2013 /// 9:18am


  2. Jeffrey Thompson /// 12.04.2013 /// 12:54pm

    elegant and understated. well done…

  3. Robert Kiger /// 12.04.2013 /// 6:08pm

    These are amazing.

  4. Jen /// 12.04.2013 /// 7:04pm

    Wow. I would love to see them in person.

  5. danielle (aka the jealous curator) /// 12.04.2013 /// 8:29pm

    you should! these seriously don’t do them justice!!

  6. Ana /// 12.05.2013 /// 12:46am

    That first one looks like something I encountered in one of my dreams … and I want it on mu wall for that reason.

  7. the jealous curator /// 12.05.2013 /// 8:29am


  8. Jenn /// 12.06.2013 /// 5:49am

    Gorgeous! I thought it was layers of vellum at first, but you say cast resin? Wow, just wow.

  9. the jealous curator /// 12.06.2013 /// 7:59am

    i know, right? wow.

  10. Michele /// 12.14.2013 /// 2:46am

    Lovely. Dreamy and evocative.

  11. marco /// 12.14.2013 /// 12:37pm


  12. Lisa Lewicki Hermanson /// 02.03.2015 /// 9:23am

    Absolutely stunning – so beautifully executed.

  13. Suzanne /// 07.07.2015 /// 4:36pm

    I saw one of these paintings on the TV show “Lost Girl” I think it was by the same artist. It has a very sureal look, spooky.

  14. julie heller /// 07.08.2015 /// 4:25pm

    I’m so jealous of your fabulous Jealous Curation, and would love to have you see my collages (in case you might just think DAMN…). Whether or not you check out (or dig) my work, I thank you for yours!

  15. the jealous curator /// 07.09.2015 /// 6:53am

    ha! thanks julie! and yes, i’ll go take a look at your work – thank you : )