Painting professionally since 1986, Todd Snyder is a nationally recognized fine artist with a degree from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, Colorado. Since 1989, he has had works accepted into over 300 International, National and Regional juried art exhibitions winning numerous awards. His work can be found in the collections of Heartland Community College in Bloomington, Illinois, Blanden Art Museum, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island, L.R. Nelson Corporation, Peoria, Illinois and private collections nationwide. Snyder works in many mediums but focuses on creating oil paintings of the local urban landscape and architecture done in a “Magic Realist” style reminiscent of the German New Objectivity painters of the early 20th century.
My work involves the creation of a body of work in which cityscapes, heavy industrial machinery and images of my immediate area are synthesized from a combination of imagination and reality into a kind of “Industrial Surrealism”. Although there are many definitions of realism in the visual arts, my approach creates an atmosphere of ambiguity and tension which mirrors our increasingly complex and surreal world through the use of broken narrative leaving the viewer with an unresolved fragment of an imagined story.