Modern, Surrealist style cityscape painting on Brooklyn, NY warehouse buildings and water-tower
Oil on linen board
22 x 44 inches
24.5 x 47 inches framed
This panoramic cityscape oil painting on canvas board in a black frame was painted by Robert Goldstrom in 2017. The scene is of the Brooklyn, NY skyline at sunrise. The warmth of the clay-colored buildings is balanced by a sliver of pastel blue sky. In the mid-ground, a child or adolescent figure chases after a hoop, an ode to 'Mystery and Melancholy of a Street' by Giorgio de Chirico. The light captured in this painting is reminiscent of Edward Hopper with brushwork that is somewhat pointillist as the artist uses small and noticeable strokes to complete his forms such as the brick buildings and early morning shadows. The painting is elegantly complimented with a modern and simple black frame. The artist's signature is recorded in white, located in the lower left hand side of the composition.
Robert Goldstrom is represented by Carrie Haddad Gallery based in Hudson, NY. Celebrating over 25 years representing artists of the Hudson Valley and beyond, seller hosts 7 exhibits a year featuring painting, photography, mixed media and large and small sculpture.
About the artist:
Robert Goldstrom lives and paints Upstate New York by way of Brooklyn, NY. After years of making a living as an illustrator, winning both Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators, Robert turned more 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 image until 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.