Cloud in my hand

Group of draw­ings, ball­point on paper, 27 x 35 cm, produced between 2010 and 2012.

The group of works Cloud in my hand features draw­ings of one of the main focal points of Goldberg’s artistic work, clouds (Cumulus Berlin, Cumulus 11.08, Cumulus 08.07). Repre­sented are a number of sketches of hands holding cumulus clouds between their fingers. The fasci­na­tion of the draw­ings lies in the reversal of the dimen­sions. The cloud is signif­i­cantly smaller than the hand. More­over, the fingers can grab the cloud so that it is deprived of its natural mate­ri­ality, now appearing as a closed, rigid shape. Conse­quently, dimen­sions are shifted and real­i­ties negated. In addi­tion there is the ques­tion of self-refer­ence: the artist draws with his hand an image of his hand holding a cloud between its fingers.