“I could sense and feel more closely the things I felt were real and yet unseen. I didn’t feel comfortable trying to express these in words… instead I started to find symbolic means to be able to represent them pictorially.”— Maurice Golubov
Small Artworks On Paper
Maurice Golubov stated he had an abstract mind since very early. He was always interested in sounds and textures. Earlier, when he made fashion drawings, he felt he had to wipe his brush on the edge of the paper underneath. This accidental mark would disturb him. He wanted to make order out of chaos. He started to put a line here and one there, to make visual sense out of it. He started to make landscapes of the mind. To Golubov, he felt maybe there’s another world… In Golubov’s own words: “there are an infinite number of universes. Countless worlds within universes… which I believe to be real. And that’s the truth. Anything is possible in the mind… my mind… no matter how absurd it appears. It’s a reality; it exists. You’ve thought of it all. So why not a world radically different? That you can imagine. A world in a different type of universe altogether.”
Miniature Artworks On Paper
Maurice Golubov (1905-1987), an early pioneer of American Abstract Art in the 20th century, is recognized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum as a Modern Master. Having escaped the Russian Pogroms as a boy, he spent his younger days as a full-time commercial artist in New York City. He quickly became an expert in detail and texture art for ‘The Brothers Weinberg’ fashion studio, located at 114 5th Ave NY. This ‘menial commercial work’ he described later in interviews, helped fine tune his astounding brush skills and brilliant technique. As ideas buzzed in his head all day long, he explored alternate dimensions with his art at night. He would often paint miniature paintings that had the same detail, context, texture and transcendent coloration of his larger works. While he doesn’t garner the name recognition like many of his peers/friends from the 20th century, he is one of the most important American Abstract Artists in Post-War American Art. All works in the curated collection of ‘Miniature Artworks On Paper’ can be purchased exclusively through the Golubov Estate.
Several Maurice Golubov paintings are available through Heather James representatives.