Ann Goldberg

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Candy Apples, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 X 36 in.

Ann Goldberg captures and renders the artist’s impression of beauty in everyday life. Influenced by the dominance of the photographic image, the history of Pop art and the brilliance of transparent materials like glass or sunlit water, Goldberg’s hyperrealist paintings seek to find beauty in the familiar.

Goldberg’s most recent body of work, Hyperclarity, is concerned primarily with issues of realism and the representation of everyday objects. Exhibited at Winsor Gallery in January of 2016, Hyperclarity showcased Goldberg’s oil on canvas paintings, as well as, an exciting body of mixed media works. To go along side the exhibition was a book entitled Hyperclarity, which describes the work, concepts & processes that compelled Goldberg to include the pieces of work exhibited in the show. She has also been recently featured at Art Hamptons, a modern and contemporary art fair hosting artists from around the world, in the summer of 2016.

About her work she writes:
My work focuses on the axioms of beauty & time, the uncountable & the countable, painting & photography, lightness & darkness and the tension between all these concepts. I am interested in the relationships and interactions these ideas bring forth. At times they are dichotomous. At other times they intersect and interact. I work in oil on canvas with an inclination toward Realism & Abstract Expressionism and an interest in the altered reality that photography can induce. Artists such as Richard Estes, Malcolm Morley, Gerhard Richter, and Chuck Close are of great significance to me.

I am interested in analyzing beauty through my art. If I see beauty, I capture and transform it immediately through the eye of a camera. I then paint the essence of what I have captured and through my painting I am able to analyze it using the media of old (oil painting) and new (photography). In a way, I am creating a handmade reproduction of something that has been produced mechanically. I like my work to take on the painterly significance of an expressionistic stroke as exemplified by De Kooning, but at the same time retain realistic and photographic qualities at a distance.