Size: 53"W x 36"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2017
Elements from the natural world colliding with the linear landscapes drives the thematic visuals in my artwork. I create imagery through absorbing current environmental themes, exploring color theory and color fields while combining my interest of patterns and organic graphics arranged into stylized presentations.
These studies for me are incredibly interesting in the placed value or “visual story” of seemingly simple, openly complex and sometimes overlooked mysterious imagery. Conceptual creations are arranged into visual constructions to represent a sense of space, altered shapes and repeating patterns visually portrayed in color with emphasis on the environmental messages while pushing visual representation through contemporary art.
Artist Dodd Holsapple Biography b. Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. Born Indiana, USA. Dodd Holsapple studied Visual arts courses at Ball State University receiving BFA’s in Drawing and Painting, graduating in 1991, Holsapple moved to Los Angeles, California and created the popular living sculpture series entitled the “View Planter Series” that is widely published and exhibited. In 1992 Holsapple’s studio space in Santa Monica, California opened where he currently produces contemporary visual works internationally dividing his time between studios in Los Angeles and Japan. In 2000 and 2003 he was elected to the Los Angeles public artists’ pool. Also during these years his View Planter series was exhibited in the Venice Art Walk and the 2002 Winter Group Exhibition at Boritzer Grey Gallery in Santa Monica. Of broader note, Holsapple was interviewed for a televised documentary about new contemporary sculpture and architecture for E! television in 2001. In 2003 he was selected to create a public art installation for Earthworks Now at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, California. The following year 2004 he won a city commission and created Drain Strain, a public art installation for the City of Manhattan Beach, California. In 2005 his painting of a lily was selected for the Easter Seals lily stamp art competition. In 2006 he created Thicket, a temporary sculpture installation at Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, California and in 2010 he produced a landmark installation at Chaffey College for Earthday 2010 entitled Mud DNA. Mostly recently, Holsapple was commissioned for an installation work for the City of Fontana, California entitled Mud Fish Mandala along with a solo exhibition in their Artist Showcase program. The Paradise Again Series was exhibit at Gallery GOHA in Oahu, Hawaii in 2010 while also exhibiting the Primitive Series artwork in the Origins show at Arizona State University. Venues for exhibit in 2011 were Santa Clarita City Hall, Farmers Gallery in Hokkaido, Japan and Santa Ana’s “Thinking Outside The Box” at Raven Gallery. 2012, River by Twelve was exhibited in Santa Clarita’s gallery space in January entitled “Found” followed by a radio interview, Inside Out in Pittsfield, MA in March as well as several venues internationally.