'Intimate objects' by Arvind Sundar
9 x 11 inches, framed
Ink and acrylic on tied up foam
About the artwork
“I was always fascinated with sculptures made by Cy Twombly. I saw a bunch of them in New York MoMA few years ago. Last week I was listening to a panel discussion about John Chamberlains work and came across his Foam sculptures. That’s when it struck me that foam is doing something that I wanted to do to the grid. It stands as a symbolic material for the body(flesh) and osmosis of the grid. It also throws me a question if grid is cushioning. Another interesting observation when making these is its resemblance to marble, the way the light interacts with the foam especially the white one is very similar to that of marble. Paint as a substance can operate in two different ways. One, it creates a boundary in surfaces with the light of reflects. Other one is sculptural where the paints viscosity can create a mass and have a three dimensional presence. This sculpture explores both possibilities.”
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.