I think of my paintings and drawings as temporal documents that encapsulate a process of decision-making in which the disparities of our visual culture are negotiated in a single space. The attempt to organize chaotic information, of this nature, feels doomed from the start and is a battle against something that is determined to fail. The best I can hope for is to arrive at a resolution where things are merely on the brink of collapse. Ultimately, it is the tension of this precarious state that most accurately reflects the mind numbing exercise of processing and making sense of the myriad information that confronts us in our daily existence.
Todd Arsenault (b. 1977 Milford, Connecticut) received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, in 2003 and a BFA from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1999. Selected exhibitions include The Vortex is Obscene at Galería Fúcares in Madrid, Spain (2010); A Moving World at Gallery W.52 in New York (2007); New York Style at Angell Gallery in Toronto (2006); and Todd Arsenault at Massimo Audiello Gallery in New York (2005). Arsenault lives and works in New York and Pennsylvania. More info and images at www.toddarsenault.com