Contemporary Indian Artist
Arpana Caur, noted Indian contemporary artist, has exhibited across the globe. Her paintings explore spiritual themes and also reflect her responses to the tragedies and injustices of the modern world. Her work can be seen in Museums of Modern Art in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Dusseldorf, Singapore, Bradford, Stockholm, Hiroshima, Los Angeles, and in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She has been extensively written about, filmed, and awarded, including a gold medal in 6th International Triennele in Delhi. Her 40-year Retrospective was held recently in National Gallery of Modern Art in Bengaluru and in the Swaraj Archive Delhi in 2016-17.
Abstract: A Retrospective
In my 40 years of painting, I have reflected on environmental concerns, economic disparities, and the cruelty of man toward his fellow men. I have also explored various influences on Punjabi art, culture, and mythology. In my presentation I will be highlighting pieces of my work that relate to Sikhism and Punjabi culture and mythology like the Nanak, Kabir, Sohni Mahiwal 1984 series.