ART: ISSUE #18

“Birthplace” by Antonio Puri, 144″x288″ Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012-2014

 

Featured Artist

Antonio Puri

Chandigarh Series

Mixed Media on Canvas

 

"Layers 1" by Antonio Puri, 12"x60" Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014, Mud Season Review

“Layers 1″ by Antonio Puri, 12″x60” Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014

 

 

 

"Cornerpiece" by Antonio Puri, 16"x12"x60" Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014, Mud Season Review

“Cornerpiece” by Antonio Puri, 16″x12″x60″ Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014

 

 

 

"Chandigarh" by Antonio Puri, 96"x144" Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012-2014, Mud Season Review

“Chandigarh” by Antonio Puri, 96″x144″ Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012-2014

 

 

 

"Birthplace" by Antonio Puri, 144"x288" Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012-2014, Mud Season Review

“Birthplace” by Antonio Puri, 144″x288″ Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012-2014

 

 

 

"Assembly Hall" by Antonio Puri, 71"x68" Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014, Mud Season Review

“Assembly Hall” by Antonio Puri, 71″x68″ Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014

 

 

 

"Antashkaran" by Antonio Puri, Mixed Media on Canvas, 2013, Mud Season Review

“Antashkaran” by Antonio Puri, Mixed Media on Canvas, 2013

 

 

 

Artist statement:

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.

Antonio Puri

Antonio Puri was born in Chandigarh and raised in the Himalayas where he attended English and International boarding schools. Later he attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco and Coe College in Iowa for a bachelors degree in Art and later a JD degree from the University of Iowa. He has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions all over the world. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions worldwide. He has held residencies in Hungary, Bulgaria, South Africa, Serbia, Mauritius, India, Denmark, and Romania. Puri is currently an artist in residence at Woodstock School in India, where his son Alexander is attending boarding school.

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