Todd Arsenault’s art explores the conceptual and formal exchange between traditional and technology based mediums. The work at once embraces and rejects technology as a way to continually question its role in the process of painting, drawing, and music. The paintings and drawings are the result of an amorphous, non-linear process that involves deconstructing and reconstructing all matter of visual imagery including that of printed matter, the Internet, and the moving image. The work equally considers the history of painting as well as the evolution of mass communication. Through the layering of disparate visual fragments, the surfaces of the paintings and drawings function as an arena in which recognizable imagery is distorted and synthesized into indistinguishable, though vaguely familiar, forms.
Signature: Signed, dated and titled verso, each piece, "TODD ARSENAULT 2005, 'FOUNTAIN IN THE SWAMP' ".