Driven by self-reflection and conscience, Arnold voices his inner feelings visually, yet privately. His paintings yield an inspired release of his life experiences, like documentaries of moments in time. He paints with an impassioned impasto style, layering, scrawling every nuance, every line, every memory with a significant color sense and intensity of labor. His work exemplifies his willingness to self-examine; his desire to express and to preserve each discovery. Color, shape and form have stirred indelible imprints in his life since childhood. Art has become his voice; paint is his language, with images that extend from within.
Press Release for exhibition at 1821 Gallery & Studios
Thursday, September 6, 2018, the new season for ArtHop is kicking off at 1821 Gallery with the paintings and bronze sculpture of international abstract figurative artist and ArtHop co-founder, Frank Arnold. Along with the showing of original work will be a book signing throughout the evening by Arnold of his two volumes. His first book, “Frank Arnold Painting & Sculpture,” tells the story of his life and journey on the way to becoming an internationally celebrated artist, from his earliest memories to the present. His second book, “Your Creative imagination Unlocked,” is a collaborative effort of Arnold with noted depth-psychologist, Dr. Jim Manganiello, exploring methods of self-discovery through abstract art to “Become who you truly are.” It includes artwork from Arnold, Banksy, Picasso, Rothko, Kandinsky and Twombly.
Arnold is considered by many to be one of the foremost abstract figurative painters and sculptors of our time. He is a living master whose work is considered to be both personal and universal. His artwork is in private and corporate collections worldwide. His home, main studio and gallery is in the Gallery District of San Jose del Cabo, across from a new sculpture garden, the Plaza Frank Arnold. The centerpiece of the plaza is the heroic scale bronze monument of Alma de Cabo. His sculpture studio and foundry facilities are in Mexico City. During the hurricane season in Baja, Arnold chooses to travel and spend time in his Central Valley studio where he continues to paint almost daily.
This year Arnold has been chosen for recognition on International Artist Day,(IAD) October 25, 2018. Since 2004 IAD has recognized the credible contributions of artists to society, both locally to them, and around the world. He is also a past winner of the Fresno Arts Council Horizon Award.