Arvind Sundar (b.1993, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India) attained his Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2018.
He has had a solo show at 840 Gallery, the University of Cincinnati, Ohio in 2017-18. He has also been a part of several groups shows at Benton House, Chicago, Illinois, 2016, Waiting Room Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio,2016, Carnegie Art Center, Covington, Kentucky, 2017, Myers and Reed Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2017, Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2017, Anytime Department Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2017, Thunder-sky Inc Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2018 among several others. He has received a distinguished Merit Scholarship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015, University Grant Scholarship at the University of Cincinnati, 2016, the Wolfstein Fellowship, 2017, an award at the Avon Duct Tape Festival, Ohio, 2017 amongst many other medals and awards.
Arvind’s work navigates the geometry of the grid by contesting its apparent neutrality. He employs the materiality of paint and screen printing, and engages the grid as a performative site. Through push-pull negotiations between drawn lines and color-fields, Arvind undoes the notion of the picture plane, offering renewed indexes of spatial reference. The word Tantra means both “union of forms” and “system”. These drawings are systems created using lines and forms. The collaged cut paper acts as pockets of colour fields providing contrast. The lines act as a conduit that connects those small pockets. Circuit boards and maps were the primary inspirations for these drawings.
Arvind lives and works in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India