“Birthplace” by Antonio Puri, 144″x288″ Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012-2014
Mixed Media on Canvas
My expression of the self continuously evolves in an effort to challenge perceptions and deconstruct identifying labels used by others. Constructs of different aspects of the self are limited; is my existence a microcosm within the universe or do I make art that transcends individuality to connect with Oneness? Are all descriptions of who I am truly encompassing? My art comes from personal expression. It is multilayered and complex with veneers, glazes, varnishes of emotions, transgressions, singularity, obsession, and enigma. I am interested in comparing connections between my eastern roots and my western experiences. I embrace the possibility that we can exist in a world free from labels.