Colin Goldberg: Techspressionism

Contemporary Abstraction & Digital Fine Art


“If Picasso Had A Macbook Pro”


“There was this guy, Franz Kline,” Colin Goldberg says, smiling, the opening to a story it’s clear he’s told before and that he still loves telling.

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Whether the medium is paint or pixels, the result is what matters. As Pollock once remarked, “technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.” The challenge that Goldberg set for himself has led him to create a hybrid of handmade and electronically generated elements—the language in which his statements are written—that fulfills his aesthetic imperatives. His name for this language, techspressionism, which conflates technology and expressionism, is the perfect amalgam of the two fundamental components of his art: the digital and the sensual.”

Helen A. Harrison
Director, Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center

Colin Goldberg’s paintingsworks on paper, mixed-media works and prints explore the intersection of contemporary abstraction and digital fine art.  Goldberg has been investigating the relationship between abstraction and computer technology since the 1990’s, when he began his Metagraph series of digital drawings. The artist is a recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and The New York State Council on the Arts. In 2015, he was a resident artist at The Studios of Key West, where he was profiled by PBS.  His technology-fueled works have been featured in publications such as WIRED and The New York Times  and reside in the permanent collections of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and the Islip Art Museum as well as many private collections.  Read more about the artist here or select a series below to view artworks:

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