Larry Greenberg

Enchanted Earth and Other Worlds

September 2 - September 22, 2022

Reception: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 6-8 PM

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Artist Larry Greenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, and became intrigued by art while attending Manhattan’s City College for Mathematics. He became interested in pursuing art after visiting the Museum of Modern Art, where he was exposed to the works of Picasso, and other 20th century masters. Once he decided art was his calling, he enrolled in Brooklyn College and was mentored by renowned American abstract artist Harry Holtzman, a contemporary and friend of Piet Mondrian, whom Greenberg credits for teaching him to see, learn, and grow in the profession.

Greenberg is known for his figurative, expressionist oil paintings. He creates semi-abstract compositions that depict ghost-like figures, devoid of expression. These figures represent tortured souls, rendered in cave-like settings or infinite voids. He employs both muted and dramatic color ranges, used to purposefully create a sense of tension and apathy, and leave an emotional impact on the viewer. His subjects are generally alone in a world where their suffering is no fault of their own, and their existence is ignored. He has a particular interest in depicting mood in his settings, to emphasize his subject’s despair. In these renderings, he channels the tone of the Old Masters, and creates contemporary images of the transcendent human feeling of isolation and struggle.

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Larry Greenberg

Enchanted Earth and Other Worlds

September 2 - September 22, 2022

Reception: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 6-8 PM

Opus 465
Opus 465

Oil on Canvas
30" x 38"

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Artist Larry Greenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, and became intrigued by art while attending Manhattan’s City College for Mathematics. He became interested in pursuing art after visiting the Museum of Modern Art, where he was exposed to the works of Picasso, and other 20th century masters. Once he decided art was his calling, he enrolled in Brooklyn College and was mentored by renowned American abstract artist Harry Holtzman, a contemporary and friend of Piet Mondrian, whom Greenberg credits for teaching him to see, learn, and grow in the profession.

Greenberg is known for his figurative, expressionist oil paintings. He creates semi-abstract compositions that depict ghost-like figures, devoid of expression. These figures represent tortured souls, rendered in cave-like settings or infinite voids. He employs both muted and dramatic color ranges, used to purposefully create a sense of tension and apathy, and leave an emotional impact on the viewer. His subjects are generally alone in a world where their suffering is no fault of their own, and their existence is ignored. He has a particular interest in depicting mood in his settings, to emphasize his subject’s despair. In these renderings, he channels the tone of the Old Masters, and creates contemporary images of the transcendent human feeling of isolation and struggle.

Opus 465
Opus 465
Opus 464
Opus 464
Opus 462
Opus 462
Opus 460
Opus 460
Oppus 461
Opus 461
6-2-22
6-2-22
4-21-22
4-21-22
3-3-22
3-3-22
2-2-22
2-2-22
1-19-22
1-19-22
1-5-22
1-5-22
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View Larry Greenberg's Past Exhibitions

Enchanted Earth and Other Worlds | September 2 - September 22, 2022

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas
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