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Charles Arnoldi

CHARLES ARNOLDI is constantly redefining his artistic approaches.  He has worked with large plywood sheets where he glued the layered sheets together, deconstructing pieces using a chainsaw to cut jagged scars into the wood, and then painted it. He made a point of preserving the integrity of wood by not sanding away any exposed grain. In the 1990's Arnoldi departed from the rigidity of his wood creations by painting on canvas. His paintings from this period are predominantly black and white and display free-flowing organic shapes like twists and loops with a sense of motion not seen before in his work.

Arnoldi's work has been exhibited throughout his career in many solo and group shows. His first one-man show was at the Riko Mizuno Gallery in Los Angeles in and subsequent solo exhibitions followed at the James Corcoran Gallery in Los Angeles, and the Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois. His group exhibitions include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Charles Arnoldi resides in Venice, California.

Charles Arnoldi

Charles Arnoldi
Untitled ("Rangiroa"), 2008
gouache on paper
8 x 7 inches (image)
12 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches (sheet)
18 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches (framed)