American by birth, but raised in post-war Germany during the formative years of his childhood, painter Chester Arnold regularly delves into the complexities of the human psyche.
His compositions present skewed linear perspectives that place the viewer at a remove, above and beyond the unfolding narratives.
Natural landscapes are subverted by his preoccupation with the detritus of human accumulation.
Selected by Donald Kuspit for New Old Masters at the National Museum in Gdańsk, Poland, Arnold's work is also included in the public collections of many institutions, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and the San Jose Museum of Art.
Arnold was recently awarded a Eureka Fellowship by San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose. His work has been critically reviewed in Artforum, Artweek, Art + Conversation, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives and works in Sonoma, California and had his first exhibition at Catharine Clark Gallery in 2003.