Antonio Puri


2010 Exhibit Dates
Oct 07 To Nov 07

Artist Antonio Puri was born in Chandigarh, India, with a mystical disposition. Puri spent his early years amidst Buddhist monks in the Himalayas where he attended English and international boarding schools. Those early experiences influenced his work and inspired him to combine traditional concepts and modern abstract art. Puri insists that the importance of mystery in art flows from the nature of reality itself, which is ultimately mysterious. In the new series I AM, Puri is exploring the self. Each work is a label that identifies his physical being, but in the context of the self it is no more than a label. His goal is to emphasize how the mind is quick to categorize, by constructing and then ultimately deconstructing the label. Puri's work is in several museum collections, and he is represented by numerous galleries.

Artist-in-Residence: Antonio Puri, October 2012

Over the course of one week, 54 Pennsylvania College of Technology students collaborated with artist-in-residence Antonio Puri to create Infinite Possibilities, a piece of artwork installed permanently in the Student and Administrative Services Center lobby. The piece includes 100 canvases painted by students, as well as 39 shadow boxes that students transformed with objects to represent each academic department.

Healing, 2009, mixed media on canvas, 72 in. x 72 in.