Born in 1980 in Santa Rosa, California, Clark Goolsby developed enthusiasm for art during his high school period. In 2002, as a logical consequence, he took his bachelor‘s degree from the University of San Diego. Goolsby‘s work consists of bright neon colors, geometric shapes and collages. He experiments with elements of surrealism, which he mixes with abstract nuances that evoke a sense of innocence in the search for a balance between life and death. Although the individual forms he creates are simple in principle, the complexity of their combination creates a tension that forces the viewer to acknowledge the layers and details exposed in front of him.
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 spontane-ous and unexpected changes as I make it. For me, art making would not be much fun if I was just executing something pre-planned. I like to go to the studio without knowing what is go-ing to happen that day.”