Working with objects and video allows for play with symbolically loaded information that illustrates how culture constructs the body in relationship to gender, age, death, and nature. While remaining tethered to the sociocultural and sociopolitical through research, the work is a forensic endeavor, not diagnostic, nor prognostic. Re-staging rituals recalls specific imagery from history as vehicles for understanding identity and its meaning. In this, I seek to create experiences that cultivate a temperamental poetics where in the case of objects, gardens, and storytelling feels simultaneously medicinal and regenerative, yet melancholic.
Born in Vista, California, Charles Snowden currently lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. He holds a BA in Studio Art and Art History from Humboldt State University and an MFA in Fine Art from UCLA.