225 West Santa Clara Street: Sheldon Greenberg

SLATE is pleased to present works by Sheldon Greenberg at 225 West Santa Clara Street, on view now through December 31, 2021.

 

225 West Santa Clara Street Lobby, San Jose

 

To view this exhibition, visit the address above during regular business hours, Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm, or contact info@slateart.net or call 510-652-4085 for a private viewing appointment.

 

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Sheldon Greenberg is a highly talented and passionate artist, who is constantly experimenting and trying to push his work in new directions. Originally trained as an illustrator and photo-realistic painter, Greenberg established his fine art career as a Pop Artist focusing on film and nostalgic narratives. However, he struggled with his desire to create a less obvious visual representation in his work, so he soon began trying to find ways to abstract his paintings. The artist explains: “I started to use taping, scraping, painting out or over images, which I would gather from pop culture, and my photo references. Eventually, I eliminated the figurative elements altogether, because they became too literal; giving too much away. His new paintings employ all the tools in his tool-box, including photo realism, figuration, stylized hand-drawn cartoons, hard-edged taped work, pattern, silk-screening, architecture, suburban architecture, and gestural expressionism.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in Louisiana and raised in the mid-west, Sheldon Greenberg moved to Southern California as a teenager and was immediately entranced by its landscape, architecture and light. After completing college in San Jose, he moved to New York to study art at the Art Students League, and went on to earn his MFA in painting at the California College of Art in the early 1990s. Since 2003 he has been a professor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, teaching Color Theory, Design, Composition, Abstract and Figurative painting.

 


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