'Felt Drawings' by Arvind Sundar
14.5 × 13 inches, framed
Ink and glue felt
About the artwork
“I want to have agency over the grid. I am living in a grid and controlled by grid structures on social, cultural and technological realms. As an artist what agency do I have over the grid and how do I represent it? I want to answer these questions through material metaphors. This series of topological drawings are made on felt. Felt as a medium makes me have a fluid control over its surface and geometry. The elasticity and flexibility of the felt distorts the grid drawn over it and provides new geometries. We don’t need to deny the grid we have to find ways to bend the grid.” - Arvind Sundar
About the artist
Arvind Sundar (1993, Coimbatore) completed his Masters in Painting and drawing (MFA) from University of Cincinnati, USA (2018). He attained a Prior Degree course at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA (2016). He is the recipient of Wolstein travel fellowship for the year 2017. He travelled across Italy on the fellowship studying the renaissance painting and sculpture. He was awarded the Presidential Scholarship of School of the art institute of Chicago for the year 2015. He is also the recipient of Graduate Assistant Scholarship (100% Scholarship) at University of Cincinnati. He has also been shortlisted for the Notable Artist award 2022 by Artbuzz India. He has taken part in more than 40 shows across the globe. His work primarily revolves around idea of play. He plays with the concepts related to geometry, grid and mathematics. His play results in compositions reflecting the spiritual and physical connectedness to mathematical/geometrical systems. Right now, he practices art from his hometown of Coimbatore.