Wynwood's Joey Goldman Reinvents Himself as Gold Man the Galaxy Artist
Miami-based painter Gold Man takes the viewer on a celestial journey with his vibrant “Stardust” series, a collection of gleaming acrylic and glitter-covered canvases currently exhibited at Avant Gallery. The series represents Gold Man’s self-reinvention and profound artistic expression, cosmological fascination, and full engagement in the creative process.
Avant Gallery is pleased to present a collection of new works, “Stardust,” by Joey Goldman aka Gold Man.
Miami-based painter Gold Man takes the viewer on a celestial journey with his vibrant collection of gleaming acrylic and glitter-covered canvases. The broad range of works in “Stardust” shimmer with intense luster, each piece uniquely complex. Conceived out of grief and the need for self-reinvention, the series represents Gold Man’s profound artistic expression, cosmological fascination, and full engagement in the creative process.
Born into an art-collecting family in New York City, Gold Man has had lifelong exposure to the arts from a childhood in Soho in the 1980s to his family’s development of Wynwood and the Wynwood Walls. However, it was the untimely death of Gold Man’s father, Tony Goldman (both his best friend and business partner), which led Gold Man to explore a new life path. Grief-stricken, Gold Man spent one year to discover new skills and hone his craft, culminating into the “Stardust” series, an homage to his father.
The varied textures, colors, and depths of Gold Man’s pieces reflect his notion that the universe is filled with infinite opportunities while the dynamic relationship between light and glitter demonstrates his appreciation for the world’s constant state of flux. At the same time, his multilayered technique using rich hues along with varying degrees of gold lends to mysterious abstraction and allows the viewer to fantasize and ponder his or her own meaning of the cosmos.
Not all the works are purely ethereal, however, as some pieces have an unexpected earthly touch of graffiti. As a nod to his father and Wynwood, he spray-paints graffiti onto the canvas which he then partially obscures by brushstrokes of acrylic and glitter. Certain works contain legible words or letters while others keep the viewer guessing and intrigued. The hints of graffiti add an edgy and gritty Miami component yet the works retain their wondrous celestial theme, thereby creating a perfect tribute.
For more information or images, please contact Rupal Patel at Avant Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 917.334.9608.
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