Quite possibly one of the most unique art openings to ever hit the Hamptons is taking place this weekend. Artist Colin Goldberg, who hails originally from Southampton and currently resides on the North Fork, has developed his craft in art by combining his passion with technology with his personal need to share his artistic vision.
He has dubbed his artwork, “Techspressionism“, and the mind blowing work that involves an incredible amount of effort and technical skill combined with an artistic talent can only be described as amazing. The colors of this artists work are so powerful and rich, you find yourself staring at them for nearly hours, fascinated.
Goldberg is a classically trained artist, having received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art with a painting concentration from Binghamton University in 1994. As an undergraduate student, he studied under Angelo Ippolito, a New York School abstract expressionist painter and colleague of Jackson Pollock and fell in love with abstraction.
But he also found a craft with computers, segwaying his artistic abilities into designing websites for some of the most prestigious companies in the world, including Snapple, who recognized his artistic eye. “I was lucky enough to have been introduced to computers as the technology was first being offered to the public in the 1980′s, and since then, they have always been a part of my life,” Goldberg says.
And it was through this combination that Goldberg decided to develop his digital art and make it a reality.
His work has been shown all over the country, including San Francisco, Manhattan, The Hamptons and Honolulu, and it is always well received, primarily because it is such fascinating art, but also because Goldberg pulls no stops when he puts on a gallery showing, investing tens of thousands of dollars of his own money so that it can get into the public eye the way he wants it to. This investment includes a massive video projector, which displays his work on a large screen within the gallery in a graphical display that can only be described as “trippy.”
I will personally be checking out this event.
A public reception is taking place Saturday, July 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the 4 North Main Street Gallery in Southampton. The show is open every day from July 2 to July 16th from 10AM to 6PM or by appointment. Visit http://www.techspressionism.