The ‘Varna’ stack, in the form of a DNA double helix, was created in Ahmedabad and represents skin colours of select residents of the Dahlni Pol area of the city. The work questions the need for any hierarchy relating to skin colours.
Antonio received his Bachelors in Art from Academy of Art in San Francisco and Coe College, Iowa followed by a J.D. degree from the University of Iowa. He has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions all over the world including Art Depot, Austria, The Guild, NY, the Loft Gallery, India, Nu Art Gallery in Santa Fe, Twelve Gates, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Art Alliance. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions worldwide including venues such as Essl Museum, Austria, Hammond Museum, NY, Queens Museum, NY, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, Edsviks Konsthall, Stockholm, MOP Gallery, Sydney, Musee du Chateau, France, Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA, among others. He has attended residencies in Hungary, Bulgaria, South Africa, Serbia, Mauritius, India, Denmark, and Romania. Puri’s overarching concern is to create art that embraces the possibility that we can exist in a world free from categorical labels.