Nathan Goldsmith was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1988 and currently lives in San Francisco. After obtaining his BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, Nathan immediately began his career as a professional artist and opened his first art gallery when he was 24 years old. He currently owns and operates Naivasha Studio & Gallery in North Beach where he creates and displays his abstract, emotionally driven landscapes.
My work serves as a sanctuary for my mind, a place where I can escape the illusionary nature of the world around me and exist in a space where my subconscious is left alone to wander. In this place energy takes shape as color, and forms are only as recognizable as you imagine them to be.
Every aspect of my life infiltrates my painting practice. I am inspired by the emotions evoked by people and places surrounding me. My work is in a constant state of evolution as a reflection of the impermanent, ever-changing nature of my life. I am more concerned with communicating an emotional and energetic experience than dictating a familiar environment. Each piece is reflective of a different state of mind in a different place in time and space. I often embed my paintings with crushed natural stones that serve to amplify the work’s energetic qualities.
Painting has taught me to embrace the harmony between light and shadow, and to recognize that we live in a universe where growth and deterioration rely indefinitely upon one another.