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b. 1984, India

Arun K.S. Biography

More than some others, perhaps, process is integral to Arun K.S.'s art. And it's an elaborate one that begins with the artist collecting used, well-thumbed Bibles; he then prepares the canvas, covering it with several layers of brown paper, paper pulp, and many coats of watercolour wash, before painting on it, often covering the entire surface with abstracted images associated with his Christian faith. Finally, he cuts out pages from the Bibles and sticks them carefully so as to cover the entire painted area. Each layer is also punctuated with a careful rub down with the sander to give the surface of the canvas a smooth and glossy finish, deceptive because it masks the many layers that went into its making even as it hints at a complex maelstrom of painted effects and hidden imagery. The final result is akin to a tapestry, carefully and densely wrought with each little detail adding to the immersive effect of the entire piece. Arun’s painterly process is, thus, not just as a mode of painting but a visual embodiment of abstraction—beginning with the 'real' and then carefully chipping away at it to make the inherent forms, textures and shapes visible.

Arun K.S. Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Arun K.S. contemporary artwork
Arun K.S.Untitled, 2020Sculpture: Found wood, sandstone and brass. Painting: Natural pigments, watercolour and ink on raw canvas primed with rice paper and Bible pulp

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Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
Untitled by Arun K.S. contemporary artwork
Arun K.S.Untitled, 2012Acrylic, watercolour pencil, pages from Bible and paper pulp on canvas
182.8 x 487.6 cm
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Contact Gallery
Untitled by Arun K.S. contemporary artwork
Arun K.S.Untitled, 2017found wood, watercolour, art powder colour and ink on rice paper, pasted on coated ply.
187 x 152 x 25 cm
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Contact Gallery
Untitled by Arun K.S. contemporary artwork
Arun K.S.Untitled, 2013Watercolor, art powder and ink on ply board prepared with paper pulp and pages from the Bible
30.4 x 71 cm
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Contact Gallery
Untitled by Arun K.S. contemporary artwork
Arun K.S.Untitled, 2011Watercolor, carbon ink on ply board prepared with rice paper, paper pulp and pages from a Hindi - Ma
15.2 x 30.4 cm
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Contact Gallery
Untitled by Arun K.S. contemporary artwork
Arun K.S.Untitled, 2011Watercolor, carbon ink on ply board prepared with rice papper and pages from Hindi - Malayalam trans
15.2 x 30.4 cm
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Contact Gallery
Untitled by Arun K.S. contemporary artwork
Arun K.S.Untitled, 2013Art powder color, watercolor and ink on ply board prepared with paper pulp and pages from the Bible,
15.2 x 30.4 cm
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Contact Gallery
Untitled by Arun K.S. contemporary artwork
Arun K.S.Untitled, 2013Art powder color, watercolor and ink on canvas prepared with paper pulp and pages from the Bible
48 x 96 inches
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Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke

Arun K.S. Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, RED at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
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14 January–31 March 2021 Group Exhibition RED Galerie Mirchandani + SteinrueckeMumbai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Nine Painters From Kerala at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
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9 March–3 May 2018 Group Exhibition Nine Painters From Kerala Galerie Mirchandani + SteinrueckeMumbai
Contemporary art exhibition, Arun K.S., Drama of the Analyzed and Analyzer at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
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2 October–15 November 2013 Arun K.S. Drama of the Analyzed and Analyzer Galerie Mirchandani + SteinrueckeMumbai

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