Donald Kolberg Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Donald Kolberg
Live in: Palm Coast, FL, United States
Artworks for sale: 23.00
Donald Kolberg Artist Bio:
Donald Kolberg was born in Levittown N.Y. in 1951. Since graduating from high school he has been on the road, living between the east and west coast as well as spending time overseas. During that time he attended a number of colleges in N.Y. and Ca.He graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from California State University, Los Angeles and went on to graduate studies at Otis Art Institute also in Los Angeles. He taught in Los Angeles and helped in the founding of Art Core, an organization dedicated to the open dialogue and display of the work of emerging artists. His association with Lydia Takeshita, a teacher at CSULA and major influence for what was later to become LA ARTCORE allowed Donald to first truly start to grow as an artist.While at Otis Art Institute his teacher and main influence was internationally recognized painter Arnold Mesches. Through his guidance Donald learned the value of depth, texture and form in images and surface. Arnold stressed that questioning the development of art, as a means for learning gave you insight into your own growth. Donald incorporated this into his concept of Life Forms, the portrayal of the human figure as a landscape of life and a celebration of form. After finishing school Donald began his travels back and forth across the United States exhibiting his paintings and sculpture works. His work as an independent television producer led him to create "Periscope Up", a 10 part television series for PBS in PA. Donald continues to explore styles and learning the language of art. He is currently working in sculpture using enameled steel mesh to expand on his concept of Life Forms in figurative as well as abstract concepts. I look for an ease and harmony in my wire mesh sculpture, what Matisse called "arabesque". The interaction of the piece with its environment, including in most, the cast shadow, allows me to capture the unique quality of the whole subject. The character of the steel mesh diffuses the importance of mass so that I can emphasis the inner muscular tension, sometimes through distortion.By rejecting volume for a more kinetic rhythm I can explore what Naum Gabo searched for in the basic forms of our perceptions of real time. Even the most perceptually static of my pieces explores what Degas explored in painting, the problems of form and movement.