Born 1968, Karnataka, India
Arunkumar H. G. received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts from MS University of Baroda in 1995. By using a method of industrial reproduction to create his animal figures, Arunkumar explores the effects of mass production and recuperative husbandry. His work seamlessly blends the historical legacy of animal imagery with a critique on consumerist culture and environmental change. In our global present, development is promoted as the hallmark of progress and it is often cited as a panacea for many social problems; however, the materials, methods and visual metaphors used by Arunkumar in his works poignantly strip bare the promise of development to hint at the nature of its existential threat.
The artist lives and works in New Delhi.