Published by Radius Books. Foreword by Frank Gehry. Conversation with Gregory Amenoff, Fred Hoffman, Charlotte Jackson, Michael Zakian,
The Los Angeles painter and sculptor Charles Arnoldi has been described as an artist who “draws in space” to create his unique assemblages. Throughout his long career, he has been fascinated with shape and pattern as they apply to advanced formal concerns, from his 1970s paintings made entirely of natural forms to his current work, of which the architect Frank Gehry has said, “the maturing Arnoldi has a secure color sense and the ability to work at large scale as well as to produce tiny, exquisite watercolors.” Gehry, who provides the introduction for this first comprehensive monograph, also cites Arnoldi as an influence in his own work, saying, “this is an artist whose best is yet to come, who…is still experimental and still willing to risk.” Charles Arnoldi is represented by Charles Cowles Gallery in New York, Modernism in San Francisco, and Charlotte Jackson Fine Art in Santa Fe.