Piling it on

July 26th, 2012 / No Comments »
Collection, 2011 78″x94″ Oil on linen, credit: Catherine Clark Gallery

I thought I would make this post about an artist whose work I greatly admire.  Chester Arnold is an amazing painter I have been following for several years.  He is truly a painter’s painter.  I think his work speaks to me so much as I feel we share a similar worldview.  And he obviously shares my fascination with painting piles of stuff.  Looking at his work, you can sense that he has a lot going on in his head.  His paintings are ripe with narratives.  When I walk up to one of his paintings, I get the same feeling I would if I were to open up to the first page of an epic book of literature.  It’s like the beginning of a journey.  You may not know where you are headed but you can tell it is going to be someplace interesting.

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