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.

Credits

- 2006 - "Flat Foot Hustlin'" - one man show @ Kave Dume - Agoura Hills, CA

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

- 2007 Ventura County Fair, professional division - Best of Show

- 2007 Ventura County Fair, professional division - 1st place, Mixed Media

- 2007 Ventura County Fair, professional division - 3rd place, Hand pulled prints

- 2007 Ventura County Fair, professional division - acrylic

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

- 2007 - Ventura County Star - article - "Generation X Factor" - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 by Alice Doyle

- 2008 - "Agora IV" - group show @ Junctionview Studios - Columbus, OH

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

- 2008 - Ohio State Fair, professional division - acrylic

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

- 2008 - Ohio Art League "Annual Thumb Box Exhibition"

- 2009 - "Agora VI" - group show @ Junctionview Studios - Columbus, OH

- 2010 - California State Fair

- 2011 - Old Mohawk - Columbus, OH

- 2012 - "International Mail Show" @ Milk Gallery - CA

- 2012 - Pancakes & Booze: San Francisco

- 2012 - Ventura County Fair, professional division, acrylic

- 2012 - RAWartists:Ventura - "MIXOLOGY"

- 2012 - 2012 Ventura County Fair, professional division, acrylic

- 2012 - Chocolate & Art - Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA

- 2013 - Buenaventura Art Association's 27th Annual Open Competition - Ventura, CA

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

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

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

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

- 2014 - 2nd Annual Collage & Mixed Media Open Competition - Buenaventura Gallery - Ventura, CA

Upcoming:
- 2015 - Merced College - One Man Show - Merced, CA

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