Antonio Puri: layers

15 - 31 May 2015

Puri is known for his complex abstractions that explore geometric patterns, rich tones, and the tensions between opposites.  Inspired by the beauty of gray, an often overlooked color, and an homage to the concrete forms of Le Courbusier, Antonio Puri creates chromatic pieces over rational grids that are textured by the inclusion of soil from his birthplace, Chandigarh, as well as the colors from the nearby Himalayan foothills. The work at once speaks of harmonizing the differences between cultures through the power of art. 

Antonio Puri was born in Chandigarh and raised in the Himalayas. He attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco and Coe College in Iowa for a bachelors degree in Art and later a JD degree from the University of Iowa.  He has exhibited his work all over the world including: the Noyes Museum, NJ; Essl Museum, Austria; Hammond Museum, NY; Queens Museum, NY; New Delhi; Edsviks Konsthall, Stockholm; Sydney; Musee du Chateau, France; and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN, among others.  Museum collections include: National Gallery of Modern Art, Mauritius; Noyes Museum, NJ; Essl Museum, Austria; Musee du Chateau, France; and Bergen Museum of Art and Science, NJ, His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Indian Express, Art das Kunstmagazin, among several other periodicals.  He has done residencies in Hungary, Bulgaria, South Africa, Serbia, Mauritius, India, Denmark, and Romania.