The evolution of Arnoldi's works is seen as the intricate stick paintings and wood reliefs of his early years, find themselves further abstracted through his use of color, line and form.
Upon viewing works by Jackson Pollock and William de Kooning as a young man in New York, Charles Arnoldi felt compelled to paint, inspired by the abstracted and imperfect lines and details of these great artists.
After attending a number of art schools in the Los Angeles area, Arnoldi abandoned the formal education and allowed his art and practice to becoming his training. Arnoldi has had a distinguished career in art, driven intensely in the studio by his tireless work ethic.
Arnoldi began using wood in his abstract relief sculptures in the 1970’s, and has used wood in various forms and with other media since the 1980’s. His works can be seen as reflective of the California social scene of which he as been apart, specifically in Venice Beach, for over forty years. Evolving from early works with wood and Stick paintings, Arnoldi recently has been using bold swaths of color in geometric and further abstracted ways, with his Windows and Arcs series.