Mario Naves blogs about the work of painter Tom Goldenberg.
Naves writes that "It's as if Goldenberg found his way back to the land through the examples set by Jackson Pollock and Clyfford Still. Goldenberg knows that influence is contrary and fluid. As a painter, he thrives on its surprising pliability. You'd best look elsewhere for the Arcadian. The natural world, as seen in a Goldenberg, is dense with bone, grit and muscle... Goldenberg isn't inclined to tidy or systematize nature. He'd rather revel in its unruly, almost Byzantine complexity and independence."