Born in 1980 in Santa Rosa, California, Clark Goolsby took his small town high school fascination with art and received his BFA at the University of San Diego in 2002. Goolsby’s work is composed of eye catching neon colours, geometric shapes and collage. He experiments with elements of surrealism intermingled with abstracted gradients that evokes a sense of innocence in finding a delicate balance between life and death. Though the individual forms he creates are simplistic by nature the complexity of his combinations adds a level of suspense when the viewer is forced to acknowledge the layers and details exposed in front of them.
Goolsby’s work is a free flowing balance between variations in art constructing and can never be categorizes into one style. He states, “Every piece I make goes through a lot of spontaneous and unexpected changes as I make it. For me, art making wouldn’t be much fun if I was just executing something pre-planned. I like to go into the studio and not know what’s going to happen that day.”