Colin Goldberg and I used to work together years ago here at Dan’s Papers. A few days ago I got a call from him on my cell phone where he was absolutely ecstatic with news. He recently received a prestigious grant from the Pollock-Krasner foundation for his artwork.
Colin grew up in Southampton, but currently spends his time between Key West and Orient Point on the North Fork. His father is Jewish and his mother is Japanese, and his perspective on the world and on art is remarkably unique. Colin is a digital artist, meaning he creates art using a computer (along with traditional media). He began his career in technology during the heyday of the 90s, and is one of the local pioneers of abstract digital art. In a way, it almost seems like a grant from Pollock was made in the stars, since Colin is very much like a modern day Jackson Pollock, except instead of a turkey baster, he uses a computer mouse.
He’s a very interesting guy, and his artwork continues to inspire him. Although he’s not in town right now, you can view some of his art at Clovis Point Vineyard in Jamesport where it is currently on view.