This award was generously supported by Eli and Edythe Broad / The Broad Art Foundation. _
Edgar Arceneaux explores societal patterns that are as invisible or unexpected as those that chaos theory examines in the physical world. He is concerned with the erratic nature of daily experience and how this is manifested in the poetic redundancies found in language. His videos and installations have also examined themes such as comedy, alchemy, and dark humor. His work has evolved from traditional drawing media to installations and large-scale film projections, while his approach to construction and form is embedded within the fabric of motion and time.
Portrait photo courtesy the artist.
Failed Attempt at Crystallization III, 2003; photo courtesy Edgar Arceneaux and Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects