I“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” - Helen Frankenthaler
Artist - Arun Prem
Thanks for visiting my gallery!
"I like your use of intense warm colors and representation of the human form", Anthony
“just wanted to let you know that we received the painting. It is even more beautiful in person than it appears on the web -- we are thrilled! Thank you so much for the painting and also for being so responsive throughout the purchase ", Lauren
I live in Mission Viejo, CA.
Growing up in India predisposed me towards intense color and light. My paintings are diverse in themes and styles. Several recent paintings deal with change and the rate of transition in the 21st century. The mashing of global cultures and thought can be felt in the bewildering cast and the unprecedented etiquettes in several works. SAVE the MERMAID, DANCE BEFORE DYING and HEREAFTERS Inc. are part of the recent series that project the angst of entering a new era in human existence.
During 2014 I participated in shows that traveled to the QUEENS MUSEUM, CROSSING ART Gallery, and the NATIONAL Arts Club in NY City and AMERICAN CENTER in NEW DELHI. My current group show EBART 2015 presented by the NYC based IAAC kicked off in New York City on March 28 at Flushing City Hall, and is currently at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Ctr. NYC. The next venue is the HAMMOND MUSEUM, N. Salem NY, beginning Jun 24, 2015.
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2007 Dec Solo show, City of Mission Viejo Library
2009 Dec Solo show ,City of Mission Viejo Library
2011 Dec Solo show, City of Mission Viejo Library
2011 May E St. Café Gallery, City of Encinitas, CA, curator
2011 Aug Display and demo, City of Mission Viejo MV Arts Alive festival
2012 Dec Solo show, Roche Bobois Gallery, Beverly Hills, curator Lorraine Nazareth
2011 Jul Solo show – Colors of India, Art Depot Gallery, Fontana, curator Courtney Hodnick,
2011 Aug Encinitas Library Gallery Group show – My Best Friend, curator Jim Hornung
2013 Jul City of Oceanside Library – Solo show curator Jennelise Heffen
2014 Mar Queens Museum, New York City, Erasing Borders 2014, curator Vijay Kumar
2014 Jul Crossing Art Gallery, New York City, Erasing Borders 2014, curator Vijay Kumar
2014 Sep National Arts Club, New York City, Erasing Borders 2014, curator Vijay Kumar
2014 Dec American Center, New Delhi, W.A.R. Women, Art and Resistance, group show, curator Myna Mukherjee
2015 Mar Flushing Town Hall, NYC
2015 May Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, NYC
2015 Jun Hammond Museum, NY
2016 (tbd) India Habitat Center, New Delhi
Women Art Resistance - group show with several prominent Indian Artists at American Center New Delhi