Eric Goldstein

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Winter call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Winter call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Winter issue.

Artist Statement

Eric Goldstein Biography

Vancouver-based Eric Goldstein’s long and productive career as a cinematographer has strongly influenced the art forms that he explores.

Eric has directed the photography on over 65 features and televised movies. Eric’s distinct cinematographic style has garnered numerous awards: including an Eastman Kodak Excellence Award; a Gemini Award; and several BC’s Leo Awards.

Eric honed his skills as a fine artist at Rhode Island School of Design. Throughout his filmmaking career Eric remained contemporary in the language of art with his metal sculpture, painting, commissioned furniture, and artistic fences. Currently, he is using mixed media to build canvases that are graphically influenced, and have strong, architectural rhythms.

“Ultimately, my painted frames express the same underlying concept that I strive for as a cinematographer: emotional narratives with kinetic energy.”

About My Work

By distilling the basic elements of colour, texture and line from the landscapes of my world, these abstract canvases endeavour to portray nature in motion, not as nature appears but as nature feels; unspoken, indescribable, and sometimes chaotic. Constructed with various coloured organic threads, acrylic medium, glass tile, and gold foil, my canvasses express strong architectural rhythms that endeavour to create “emotional narratives with kinetic energy.”

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