Arunkumar’s sustained artistic investigation into a diversity of ecological concerns brings forth the disharmonies, which are created by the spread of sans-consciousness consumerist culture. This spread is in inverse proportion to the great decline of natural resources and habitations. With each work, Arunkumar brings in his own local, historical and cultural milieu. The work becomes a generative rather than a conclusive commentary of his concerns regarding the environment at large. His choice of medium of re-used and re-cycled goods, and consequently, the execution of such concern[s] reflects a negotiation between suburban life and a longing to return to his rural upbringing. Farmer takes the role of the protagonist and also becomes the subject to assert the integral role s/he plays in the preservation of environmental bio-diversity.
This artist bio has been sourced from Arunkumar HG’s biography on Gallery Space.
Arunkumar H.G. was born in 1968 in Karnataka, and completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Fine Art, specializing in sculpture, from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda.
Arunkumar HG lives and works in New Delhi. Some of his previous works include photographs, and inflatable sculptures made of canvas, latex, synthetic fur, rubber, foam and fibreglass. His solo shows include ‘Feed’ at Nature Morte, New Delhi and Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2006; ‘Inflatable works’ at Nature Morte, New Delhi, 2001; and Studio Gallery, Garhi Artist Studio, New Delhi, 1997. Arunkumar is also an active member of Khoj Artist Collective, a contemporary art organisation that facilitates international art dialogue and artist exchange, and has completed residences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in 2005, and the University of South Australia, Adelaide, in 2007. The artist lives and works in Gurgaon, Haryana.
This artist bio has been sourced from Saffron Art’s artist page on Arunkumar HG.