Sheldon Greenberg - 101 Q1 2020
Despite the abstract nature of his work, each composition offers glimpses of traversable space depending on the viewer’s perception and imagination. The relationship between reality and abstraction is a major component of Greenberg’s artistic practice. As the artist writes, “My work has always been about relationships. I am interested in making paintings that reference the dynamics of the translation of information from the actual to the painted process.”
Greenberg bases his compositions off of film, painting repeated images and strips of information that translate into a moment of time like what you might see in a movie. Images sometimes are overlapped, erased, or diffused and become something other than reality, like a memory or a dream. The facts are there, but hidden in a deluge of images that come about from the association that the artist is forming as he progresses through the process of painting. The result is a mixture of research, facts (actual or implied), and the desire to create layers of information with careful and important consideration to value, color, and composition.