VOLTRONartist805

Artist/Painter Male Ventura, California, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/SoCalARTIST
Mayhem # 748134

About Me

Hello,

my name is ARNOLD.  I am originally from Ventura, California...where I lived most of my life, except for a few years in Columbus, Ohio.

I am a figurative artist that works primarily in mixed media and printmaking.  Strong points in my work are design, draftsmanship, and color.  My work pulls from my southern California upbringing.  I use figures mixed with iconic imagery and symbols.  The imagery I use comes from my coastal town where I grew up, Catholic/Mexican iconography, Japanese culture and anime, and pop references.  My work is linear, bold, and colorful.

I was born and raised in Ventura, California.  When growing up my main interests goals were comic books and film.  After visiting LACMA, (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) in my early twenties I began painting, and focusing on art history.  After working and learning on my own I started taking printmaking classes at Ventura College.  In January 2008 I moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend CCAD, (Columbus College of Art and Design).  In 2011 I relocated back to California to continue my art career. 

I have had a number of one man shows, and been included in a number of group shows.  I have won many individual awards and scholarships for my art.  I have also been in a number of large shows including Ohio State Fair, Ventura County Fair, and California State Fair.

*WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR IN A MODEL - In a model I'm looking for someone that is contemporary in style and attitude.  Fun is of course also always a big plus too.  If you are interested in working together please feel free to message me.  I'm always looking for new models to work with.

*PROJECTS I WANT TO WORK ON - I would love to do more paintings with models that have tatoos, more Starwars, and comic book based paintings.  I would love to put out a zine, and maybe do small video sessions too.



My favorite Artists are:
-Picasso                    -Courbet
-Degas                      -Matisse
-Gauguin                    -Basquiat
-Munch                      -Modigliani
-De Kooning                -Pollock
-Warhol                      -Caravaggio



Thank you for looking at my profile.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

I really don't mind if you want to bring along someone to the shoot...BUT please do not bring your boyfriend or husband.  I'm sure they're cool and everything, but I've had some ruin shoots.  I really hope you understand, and that it will not interfere with working together in any way...Thank you.

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Solo Exhibitions:

- 2015 - "Paintings And Prints" - Merced College - Merced, CA

- 2011 - "Initials AAO" - The Old Mohawk, Columbus, OH

- 2007 - "Same Boy You've Always Known" - The Harbor Village Gallery - Ventura, CA

- 2006 - "Flat Foot Hustlin'" - Kave Dume - Agoura Hills, CA


Group Exhibitions:

- 2016 - "Teeny Tiny Art Sale 2016" - Oceanside Museum of Art - Oceanside, CA

- 2016 - "20/20 Show" - Kennedy Gallery - Sacramento, CA
*3rd Place - Best of Show

- 2016 - "Spring Flowers" - Kennedy Gallery - Sacramento, CA

- 2016 - "West Coast, Best Coast" - Blue Line Arts - Roseville, CA

- 2016 - "Fabulous Nudes" - Kennedy Gallery - Sacramento, CA

- 2015 - "Mix It Up:  Mixed Media Show" - Kennedy Gallery - Sacramento, CA

- 2015 - "Dia De Los Muertos Celebration" - Anneliese Academy - Laguna Beach, CA

- 2015 - "Noches De Altares" - Marcas Contemporary Arts - Santa Ana, CA

- 2015 - "Bring Us Your Dead" - Las Laguna Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA

- 2015 - "Tattoo Flash" - Laguna Beach - Las Laguna Gallery - CA

- 2015 - "Whimsical" - Laguna Beach - Las Laguna Gallery - CA

- 2015 - "2015 California State Fair Fine Arts Show" - Mixed Media - Sacramento, CA
*Award of Merit

- 2015 - "Buenaventura's Art Association's 3rd Annual Collage & Mixed Media Open Competition" - Downtown BAA Gallery - Ventura, CA

- 2014 - "The Inkspots of Ventura Printmaking Club's
Members Show" - 643 Project Space - Ventura, CA

- 2014 - Northern California Arts, Inc's 59th Annual International Open Exhibit - Sacramento, CA

- 2014 - "Buenaventura's Art Association's 2nd Annual Collage & Mixed Media Open Competition" - Downtown Gallery - Ventura, CA

- 2013 - "Pancakes & Booze: Los Angeles" - Los Angeles, CA

- 2013 - “In the Detail: Small Works” - Studio Channel Islands Art Center - Camarillo, CA

- 2013 - "Bring Us Your Dead" - Las Laguna Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA

- 2013 - "The Music Within" - Blue Line Arts - Roseville, CA

- 2013 - "Buenaventura Art Association's 27th Annual Open Competition" - Downtown BAA Gallery - Ventura, CA

- 2012 - "Chocolate & Art - Los Angeles" - KGB Studios - Los Angeles, CA

- 2012 - "2012 Ventura County Fair Professional Arts Show" - Acrylic - Ventura, CA

- 2012 - "MIXOLOGY" - RAWartists:Ventura - Ventura, CA

- 2012 - "Pancakes & Booze: San Francisco" - San Francisco, CA

- 2012 - "International Mail Show" - Milk Gallery - Sacramento, CA

- 2010 - "2010 California State Fair Fine Arts Show" - Mixed Media - Sacramento,  CA

- 2009 - "Agora VI" - Junctionview Studios - Columbus, OH

- 2008 - "Annual Thumb Box Exhibition" - Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH

- 2008 - "The Inevitable" - Columbus College of Art and Design, Beaton Gallery - Columbus, OH

- 2008 - Ohio State Fair, Professional Arts Show" - Acrylic - Columbus, OH

- 2008 - "Noise" - Columbus College of Art and Design, Acock Gallery - Columbus, OH

- 2008 - "Agora IV" - Junctionview Studios - Columbus, OH

- 2007 - "2007 Ventura County Fair Professional Arts Show" - Mixed Media, Acrylic, Hand Pulled Prints - Ventura, CA
* Best of Show
*1st Place - Mixed Media
*3rd Place - Hand Pulled Prints

- 2007 - "Ventura College Student Show" - Ventura College - Printmaking - Ventura, CA
*1st Place - Printmaking

- 2007 - "Bueanaventura Art Association's 1st Annual Emerging Artist Cup" - The BAA Harbor Villiage Gallery - Ventura, CA
*Honorable Mention

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