Artsy: Can you tell us about your family’s connection to the Wynwood Walls? Where does your work overlap with the graffiti and street art tradition that’s being forged there?
Gold Man: We bought the property that is now known as the Wynwood Walls. We saw a blank canvas, and decided that street art need to be made public, needed to have a safe home. It was never about the money. It was about sharing and exposing the art to the public and elevating these great artists with the exposure and respect they deserved. I never really thought about putting my own art on the Wynwood Walls, as I didn’t want to be self-serving, and I felt that I was still in the developing stages of my career and it wouldn’t be appropriate. Maybe at some point that will happen, when I feel the time is right.
Artsy: You’ve said you’re interested in both realism and fantasy—is the “Galaxy” series a manifestation of one or the other, or a combination of both?
Gold Man: I see the world having a balance between fantasy and reality. The galaxy pieces evolved into paintings of many layers of sparkle dust...they could represent the real galaxy, or they could be beautiful mysterious galaxies of the viewer’s imagination.