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Greg Goldberg

American, b. 1973

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Greg Goldberg

American, b. 1973

Biography

Working entirely in natural light, Greg Goldberg makes abstract paintings and works on paper driven by the expressive power of color. While his focus on light, color, process, and materials has been unwavering, he began his career as a figurative painter. In 2003, inspired by the emotional resonance of color in the canvases of Jacopo da Pontormo and Mark Rothko, he moved away from representation altogether. Though abstract, his paintings are site-specific. Their nuanced, wide-ranging color palette is intimately linked to the place where they were made and the seasons over which they were completed. Goldberg titles many of his works after the time and place of their making. In NYC 1/14-3/20 (2013), for example, passages of deep violets and chilly silvers evoke winter in New York City, while a soft triangle of sage green hints at the coming spring.

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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Biography

Working entirely in natural light, Greg Goldberg makes abstract paintings and works on paper driven by the expressive power of color. While his focus on light, color, process, and materials has been unwavering, he began his career as a figurative painter. In 2003, inspired by the emotional resonance of color in the canvases of Jacopo da Pontormo and Mark Rothko, he moved away from representation altogether. Though abstract, his paintings are site-specific. Their nuanced, wide-ranging color palette is intimately linked to the place where they were made and the seasons over which they were completed. Goldberg titles many of his works after the time and place of their making. In NYC 1/14-3/20 (2013), for example, passages of deep violets and chilly silvers evoke winter in New York City, while a soft triangle of sage green hints at the coming spring.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)