Felipe Jesus Consalvos, ‘New Vaudeville’, ca. 1920–1950, Fleisher/Ollman

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About Felipe Jesus Consalvos

A self-appointed “artist, healer, and man,” Felipe Jesus Consalvos worked for much of his life as a cigar roller, and he extrapolated the vernacular tradition of cigar band collage to a sophisticated practice. The Havana-born artist immigrated to Miami around 1920, eventually settling in New York and then Philadelphia. His obsessive body of work—over 750 surviving collages on paper, found photographs, musical instruments, furniture, and other unexpected surfaces—was discovered in 1980 at a West Philadelphia garage sale. Consalvos' practice parallels and in some cases prefigures certain contemporaneous developments in Surrealist, Dada, and Futurist and Pop collage, and even poetry. His collages share the biting socio-political satire and absurdist impulse of Dadaists like Kurt Schwitters and Max Ernst, along with abstruse mysticism.

— Submitted by Fleisher/Ollman

Cuban-American, 1891-1960, Havana, Cuba

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Band of Outsiders, Pan American Art Projects, Miami
2016
Measurably Long Kool, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia
2012
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY, United States
2012
Felipe Jesus Consalvos: Exploded Whims, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA, United States
2007
Felipe Jesus Consalvos: More Colossal Greatness, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Solo Shows on Artsy

2012
Felipe Jesus Consalvos: Exploded Whims, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA, United States
2007
Felipe Jesus Consalvos: More Colossal Greatness, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Band of Outsiders, Pan American Art Projects, Miami
2016
Measurably Long Kool, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia
2012
60/60, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA, United States
2012
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY, United States
2011
Off Camera, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA, United States
2010
Four Decades, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA, United States
2006
Rock Paper Scissors, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA, United States
2006
Parallel Visions II: Outsider and Insider Art Today, Galerie St. Etienne, New York, NY, United States
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