Vancouver-based Eric Goldstein’s long and productive career as a Cinematographer has strongly influenced the art forms that he explores. Eric has photographed over 110 features and televised movies. His work has garnered numerous awards: including an Eastman Kodak Excellence Award; a Gemini Award and several BC’s Leo Awards. Eric honed his skills as a fine artist at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Throughout his filmmaking career, Eric remained contemporary in the language of art with his metal sculpture and painting. Currently, he is using mixed media to build canvases that are graphically influenced and have strong architectural rhythms “My painted frames express the same underlying concept that I strive
for as a cinematographer: poetic narratives with kinetic energy”.
Over the past 30 years I have collaborated on over 100 film projects as a Director of Photography. I have relied on the alchemy of sciences, history, and technical skills funneled through a lens to distill visual order out of the emotional narratives set before me.
As a mixed-media artist, I’m using the same creative alchemy to explore an even more intricate story I observe playing out on our natural stage. My work celebrates nature’s unbounded spaces by distilling the basic elements of line, color, and texture from the West Coast landscapes around me.
My intent is to capture the pondering presence we get from nature, not as it appears but as it feels to experience: incomprehensible, indescribable, and often very chaotic.
Unconventionally constructed with various colored fibers, metal foils, and glass tile, my painted canvases express the same underlying concept that I strive for as a cinematographer; Poetic narratives with kinetic energy.