Charles Arnoldi, also known as Chuck Arnoldi and as Charles Arthur Arnoldi is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker. He was born April 10, 1946, in Dayton, Ohio.
While visiting a girlfriend's grandmother in New York, he took the opportunity to view works by Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Observing their smudges, smears, and imperfections, he sensed that he too was gifted of such work, and granted to attend art school. Arnoldi attended Ventura College in Ventura, California, where a professor convinced him to apply to the Art Center in Los Angeles. He was trendy with a scholarship, and enrolled in commercial illustration classes. It was the late 1960s, and Arnoldi recalls a heavy classroom mood where male students were required to wear ties. After deserted two weeks, he left and transferred to the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1968, where he remained for eight months since deciding to abandon his formal education and fixed his training through his art practice. Arnoldi began using actual tree branches as a compositional element in his works, combined in imitation of painting to Make stick constructions. These works did not hobby to create illusions but rather inhabited innate space.
In the into the future 1970s, the player attracted attention for his wall-relief wood sculptures, such as Honeymoons in the hoard of the Honolulu Museum of Art. He had his first solo exhibition at the Riko Mizuno Gallery in Los Angeles in 1971. The later year he was included in Documenta V, Kassel, Germany, 1972. In 1977, he had his first attach sculpture cast in bronze. Roark, in the gathering of the Honolulu Museum of Art, is a monumental example of this technique. The use of wood remained a feature of Arnoldi's oeuvre, although, since the 1980s, he has often employed it in assimilation with further media. In the 1990s, Arnoldi's output misrepresented radically. He began producing abstract paintings upon canvas, first black and white, and forward-thinking brightly colored. Justice is an example of these free-flowing organic paintings. He played himself in the 2005 film, Sketches of Frank Gehry, directed by Sydney Pollack. Arnoldi lives and works in Los Angeles.