Roger Goldenberg
Painter

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Roger Goldenberg

Roger Goldenberg is a native of New Hampshire, born and raised in Berlin. He attended the University of New Hampshire in the seventies and again in the late eighties. In 1995 he received his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

His path to the career of visual artist has been circuitous having previously studied geology and later having developed a career as a cabinetmaker. Presently he maintains a studio at the Button Factory and is a member of the part-time University of New Hampshire faculty, teaching courses in painting and drawing.

Roger Goldenberg
855 Islington St, Studio 325
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603)430-7971
roger.goldenberg@verizon.net
http://www.rgpaints.com



Roger Goldenberg

"My method is inspired by my love for music, especially jazz and improvisation as the tempo, tone and color correlate well to this genre. The paintings are my response to life in our time. They are direct, bold, and unromantic and reflect drastic changes; of life-style, career, place and companions. I think of these paintings as landscapes, or "mindscapes." They are memory pieces and allude to moments in time; a collage of instances, some lingering, some fleeting. The images challenge our illusion of permanence. The cadence is ours. The sound bite era in the eighties established the pace for this dialogue. Its legacy endures through MTV and television advertising, and is perhaps a permanent affliction now. Pace, attention and focus are lastingly altered. Finally, and ironically these paintings demand attention well beyond a first or second look."

~ Roger Goldenberg

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