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I am interested in the moment when one spatial order is replaced by another and a potentially dangerous new reality comes to focus. The rules for coherence are undermined and unity is cast into doubt. Conflicting fields rub together and show a new and unfamiliar terrain.

My paintings present particular spaces or events occurring among multiple other particular spaces, events, and sensations. There is a sense of doom and optimism in the work as foreboding forms fracture and bright colors attempt to gain dominance over dark structures.

The art historical languages of abstraction, surrealism, and impressionism form a basis for the work as rendered strokes counter large gestures. The tropical plants I grew up with in Florida insert themselves as prickly and spiked forms that threaten stability.

-Robert Goodman

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