Charles Arnoldi, ‘Arcs IV’, 2016, Print, Etching and aquatint in colors (framed), Rago/Wright
Save
Save
Share
Share

Charles Arnoldi

Arcs IV, 2016

Etching and aquatint in colors (framed)
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
RW
Rago/Wright

31" x 24 1/2" (plate)

Provenance: Private Collection, New Jersey

Medium
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 39/150
Charles Arnoldi
American, b. 1946
Follow

Claiming, “I’m just trying to make art with some sense of dignity, and honesty, and integrity,” Charles Arnoldi has been blurring the boundaries between painting and sculpture, abstraction and representation throughout his long and celebrated career. He started showing his work in the 1970s, consisting of compositions crafted from sticks he would gather from orchards and woods. Whether affixed to the canvas in thick clusters or structured into geometric, openwork wall hangings and sculptures, the sticks both resemble and inform the vigorously painted lines that appear in his later paintings. From sticks, he moved on to pigmented plywood, glued together into thickly layered sheets, which he would shape and mark with a chainsaw. In his more traditional, acrylic-on-canvas paintings, Arnoldi translates nature and architecture into abstract compositions that hint at their source imagery, including windows, Hawaiian flora, and purple potatoes.

Navigate left
Charles Arnoldi, ‘Arcs IV’, 2016, Print, Etching and aquatint in colors (framed), Rago/Wright
Navigate right
Save
Save
Share
Share
About the work
RW
Rago/Wright

31" x 24 1/2" (plate)

Provenance: Private Collection, New Jersey

Medium
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 39/150
Charles Arnoldi
American, b. 1946
Follow

Claiming, “I’m just trying to make art with some sense of dignity, and honesty, and integrity,” Charles Arnoldi has been blurring the boundaries between painting and sculpture, abstraction and representation throughout his long and celebrated career. He started showing his work in the 1970s, consisting of compositions crafted from sticks he would gather from orchards and woods. Whether affixed to the canvas in thick clusters or structured into geometric, openwork wall hangings and sculptures, the sticks both resemble and inform the vigorously painted lines that appear in his later paintings. From sticks, he moved on to pigmented plywood, glued together into thickly layered sheets, which he would shape and mark with a chainsaw. In his more traditional, acrylic-on-canvas paintings, Arnoldi translates nature and architecture into abstract compositions that hint at their source imagery, including windows, Hawaiian flora, and purple potatoes.

Charles Arnoldi

Arcs IV, 2016

Etching and aquatint in colors (framed)
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Charles Arnoldi
Related works
Most Similar