I’m a native New Yorker who has been painting professionally for over 10 years. I received instruction from my father Martin Goldblum and have also studied for 5+ years at the Art Student’s League of New York, where I attended classes under and worked as a studio monitor for Bruce Dorfman, Ronnie Landfield, and others. I also studied sculpture at Connecticut College, where I received a BA in Philosophy.
I observe the terrain of construction sites, heavily polluted snow drifts, boat yards, and urban beaches in order to address questions of scale, and of the significant divide between the found world and the curated one.
In my current series, X-Treme Subtlety©, I paint with acrylic and sand sourced from the public beaches of New York City in an effort to realize a balance between the incidental and the intentional within a visual field. I gave the series this name because I wanted to test myself to see how subtle I could make my line work and chromatic choices while maintaining a clear intention and adequately realized creative statement within each piece. In the true nature of our times, it’s not enough to be subtle. Even subtlety must be X-Treme in order to matter.
“Well, at least-”
Art Students League of New York Persistence of Creativity Group Show, New York, NY 2020
Greenpoint Gallery Eros Group Show, Brooklyn, NY 2017