Edition Giclées from Originals in Pastel and
Acrylic by Ken Goldman
focus of this series includes the study and exploration
of abstract compositions inspired by Matisse and Gaugin.
One may also catch glimpses of Franz Marc, Picasso and
Braque. Each piece of work was first drawn from life
in pastel and later recreated as a larger acrylic painting.
As the work developed, anatomical accuracy became secondary
to achieving gesture and movement. Colors, shapes, textures
and values were juxtaposed to create dynamic semi-abstract
compositions. In these paintings, Goldman has taken
the color and shape relationships beyond boundaries
to create a sense of dynamism on a large scale. The
familiarity of the human form is presented in a bold
believes each models gesture is a personal fingerprint.
He endeavors to release essential movements and to evoke
a conversation with the viewer. He believes a successful
work of art should captivate the viewer, hold attention,
circulate the eye and, like a visual conversation, create
a definite response.