Clark Goolsby

Critical Error I

Mixed media on linen over panel, 24 x 18 inches


Clark Goolsby is a New York-based artist who uses various mediums (including spraypaint, pencil, fabrics, and wood) to create extremely vibrant works that draw viewers in with their color and complexity. He was kind enough to tell me a little bit more about his work via email.



What are some of the inspirations for your work?


Oh man… there are a lot. I have several loose ideas that seem to always pop up in my work, but for my last solo show, I really wanted to make a show that was thematically really tight. At the time I was thinking a lot about the fragility of life, and the optimism we have to keep in what sometimes seems like certain doom. So, all the pieces from that show really focused on that subject.



Dead Man
Wood, Foam, OSB, Brass, String, and Rope, 36 x 84 x 216 inches


Are you working on any new projects?


Yes, I’m currently working on a couple of paintings for a group show I’m going to be in at Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn this September. I’m also in the very early planning stages for a couple of big sculptural pieces, but really just playing with ideas at the moment.

Going Going Gone
Mixed media on canvas, 84 x 72 inches



At Rest
Cast Resin & String, 114 x 12 x 12 inches



Acrylic, Spray Paint & Pencil on Canvas, 45.5 x 36.75 inches



Wood, Foam, Plastic, Acrylic, Spray Paint, String, Speaker, MP3 Player, and Looped Audio, 36.25 x 27.25 x 6.25 inches



Critical Error II
Mixed media on linen over panel, 24 x 18 inches



Tête de Cerf
Acrylic, Spray Paint & Pencil on Canvas, 45 x 35.5 inches



Unknown Degradations
Mixed media on wool over panel, 20 x 16 inches

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