Living with Vigor
Michael Goldberg and Robert Vogele
Michael Goldberg conceived of art as a dialogue, not only between the artist and his vision but also between the artwork and the viewer. His early paintings speak volumes, layering texture and images, swathes of paint brushed, scraped and spread on the canvas, energetic marks that sound like jazz and look like a busy New York street seen from above. In his later works, the architectural compositions start to show through; paint is applied with no less vigor, but channeled with more supervision, transforming frenzied lines into muscular forms, bursting with conversation.