For the last few weeks, we have been displaying the artwork of Colin Goldberg, Techspressionism at the Long Hall Gallery in our Patchogue location. There will be a closing reception with the artist on Saturday, September 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., presented by Criterion Company. This event is free and open to the public!
Colin Goldberg: Techspressionism, curated by Beth Giacummo, features a collection of works that exemplify the artists signature technique “techspressionism”. This term was coined by the artist and is defined as “an artistic style in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience rather than impressions of the external world.” Utilizing technology, the artist creates drawings and compositions that evolve through multiple layers. A sui generis combination of digital and traditional media is the result of Golberg’s 10+ years developing his process and works.
Stylistically, the artist’s work is informed by a diverse range of sources including Abstract Expressionist painters such as Franz Kline and Clyfford Still, Japanese calligraphy and woodcuts, and pop-era artists such as Rauschenberg and Warhol, who recontextualized commercial printmaking techniques within the paradigm of painting. Goldberg’s visual language draws upon the lexicon of technology, incorporating forms such as intricate meshes and 3D wireframe models, which the artist has described as “volumetric gestures.”
His artistic practice embraces the integration of digital tools and techniques within the traditional art-making paradigm of drawing and painting. The majority of his works contain digitally composed elements, drawn on a graphics tablet. Often they are executed on linen, paper, or birch panels, using a combination of digital and traditional media including inkjet, pigment transfer, oils, gouache, acrylic, graphite and resin. Some works are composed digitally, and executed completely by hand.
Colin Goldberg was born in the Bronx, New York in 1971 to parents of Jewish and Japanese ancestry. His maternal grandmother Kimiye Ebisu was an accomplished calligrapher who lived and practiced in Honolulu and taught in both the United States and Japan.
The artist is a recent recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and The New York State Council on the Arts. He was a resident artist at The Studios of Key West in May 2015, where he was profiled by PBS.
Goldberg’s works reside in numerous private and corporate collections, as well as the permanent collection of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton NY, the former home and studio of artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. His technology-fueled works have been featured in publications such as The New York Times and Backchannel, and have been exhibited at museums, galleries and art fairs across the United States including The Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons, Manhattan’s 69th Regiment Armory and the Fountain Art Fair in Miami.
The artist has lived and worked in Williamsburg (Brooklyn), Manhattan’s East Village, and Southampton, NY. Goldberg’s studio is currently based on the North Shore of Long Island, New York where he lives with his wife Donna and their daughter Aya.
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