Lincoln artist shows still life with oil paintings in Kearney’s MONA | Local news
“Of course I’m not assuming a shock value,” he joked. “I strive for a sense of calm and peace, something to enjoy on a more subtle level. I definitely want people to slow down and look. “
While creating the visual arts, Goodding also recognizes that as an artist he has a certain responsibility to stay true to his artistic path.
“Everyone has a specific voice. And I think it’s important that we have the opportunity to share that voice, ”he said. “Maybe through music, maybe through poetry, maybe through architecture – or in my case through oil painting. I think voice is important from an individual standpoint. I am grateful that I live in a time when there aren’t many barriers to having that voice. I can post my work on the internet where I can share it with thousands, if not millions, of people and nothing will stop me. It’s an exciting thing. “
Goodding also understands the historical significance of his work. He identifies with an art movement that emphasizes light and shadow, a technique that is often referred to as chiaroscuro. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Caravaggio (1571-1610) and Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) all worked with a keen sense of light and shadow.
“It looks back through history all the way to Rembrandt,” said Goodding, “artists who have passed this knowledge on from generation to generation. It is applied to still life, it is applied to figure painting, and it is applied to many different subjects. But the way of thinking and the approach of light and shadow that go into the creation of my work. It is very similar to painting in this whole school. “