Antonio Puri: centered

19 October - 4 November 2012

Antonio Puri’s work is a powerful alchemy of the elemental forces of nature. Using materials that resist one another, his deeply chromatic paintings alternate between molten textures and geometric compositions. In them, energy sinks into mass and the obsessive is dissolved by the contemplative.

In this solo exhibition, Antonio Puri continues his exploration of these forces in his rich abstract paintings. Building layer upon layer of lighter notes on top of darker cords, he centers them with large mandalas composed of hundreds of fingerprints. His paintings reveal an awareness that harmony involves a tension between opposites and that beauty is both a form and substance.

Antonio Puri was born in the Himalayan foothills of India and has exhibited his work on four continents. His paintings have been shown in both national and international museums including the Queen Museum of Art, the Noyes Museum of Art, Bergen Museum of Art and Science.  Puri's enigmatic paintings are represented in collections worldwide.