oil on linen board
10 x 8 inches unframed
13 x 11 x 1.5 inches in black frame
This contemporary figurative painting is one in a series of Anatomy Paintings created by the artist in 2017. Goldstrom focuses on each body part as though it were a trophy - a muscled bicep, strong back, flexed buttocks. Here the artist idolizes the masculine flexed chest of a male nude. His painting style is subtly impressionistic with peppered brushstrokes that reflect light off of the natural curvatures of the muscle. The background color of this canvas is a earth toned olive green that reflects and contrasts the figure's warm nude skin tone.
About the artist:
Robert Goldstrom lives and paints in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. After years of making a living as an illustrator, winning both Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators, Robert turnedmore and more to creating personal work. Now a full-time artist, he usually works in series – The Anatomy Lesson, Aquarium Paintings, Bank Paintings – following an idea from image to imageuntil it plays itself out.
Robert has shown his work at MDH Fine Arts and Underbridge Pictures in New York City, the A Gallery in Provincetown , MA, Weiler House Fine Arts in Fort Worth, TX, and now Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY.
His work is in the collection of The Smithsonian Institution, The Cooper Hewitt, and many private collections, and has been featured on television in CSI on CBS, the Fox series, The Following, and the forthcoming NBC series, Allegiance
Signature: Lower left