DIGITAL MONOPRINT + AR-TRIGGERED NFT
Kneeling Icon is a digital monoprint from my Metagraph series accompanied by an AR-triggered NFT minted on the Ethereum blockchain. The NFT adds an AR (augmented-reality) component to the artwork and establishes provenance in the public ledger. This work was purchased by the Hearst Corporation in 2023, and is the cover image in an augmented-reality book recently published on Amazon.
Invictus and Dr. No are paintings on linen from my Wireframe series. The title Invictus is a reference to a favorite poem of my father’s by William Ernest Henley. The title Dr. No is a nod to the classic James Bond film, another favorite of his that we enjoyed together. There is nothing literal linking the poem or the movie to these paintings; the titles sprang into my mind once the paintings were completed, perhaps expressing my subconscious state and spiritual condition a few months before my father passed away in February 2021.
Bronx-born artist Colin Goldberg’s work explores the relationship between technology and personal expression. He was born in the Bronx, NY to parents of Japanese and Jewish ancestry. As an undergraduate painting student at Binghamton University, he studied under the painter Angelo Ippolito. After a decade of work as a freelancer in the online industry in NYC, Goldberg returned to school on to complete a MFA in Computer Art at BGSU. The artist is a recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. Goldberg coined the term “Techspressionism” as the title for a solo exhibition in Southampton NY in 2011. It was first described as a movement in the 2014 WIRED article “If Picasso had a Macbook Pro” and later elaborated upon in a 2015 interview on the PBS show Art Loft. In 2020, Goldberg began development of Techspressionism as a collaborative social sculpture with curator and critic Helen Harrison and artists Patrick Lichty, Steve Miller, and Oz Van Rosen. Interestingly, his first publicly exhibited work, a painting entitled Sky People, was exhibited in the same space as Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond, in the 1989 East End Student Show when the building was occupied by the Parrish Art Museum, now located in nearby Water Mill. Goldberg is a graduate of Southampton High School’s Class of 1990.