Griffin Goodman was born in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Ringling College of Art And Design in 2017 and he will complete an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2019.
Operating through the iconography of youth culture, logos, and infamous personalities, Goodman’s drawings and paintings present a complex devotion to self-styled identity and the emergence of digital narcissism.
Through their free-form juxtapositions of appropriated images pulled from both popular culture and art history, his bricolages speak to both the multi-layered construction of Photoshop files and the densely packed metaphoric structure of Pop Art.
Mining the foundation of my formative years, the work addresses a ubiquitous loss of innocence experienced in the transition through adolescence, where one can escape from the reality of family dynamics in the fantasy of pop culture.