My name is Arunima Kapoor and I am an artist by profession, born and brought up in New Delhi the capital of India.
Painting is my passion and I love painting ever since I can remember. I took painting as one of my main subjects in high school and won Gold medal in school and a certificate of merit from CBSE to be among the top .01% students in India for the same. Ever since, I never looked back. I completed my B.F.A from College of Arts, New Delhi and my M.A in Drawing & Painting from Gwalior. I have also done an ‘Art Appreciation Course’ from National Museum Institute, New Delhi and completed an Animation course from MAAC, New Delhi.
Earlier I worked as an art teacher in various schools and also worked with a leading advertising consultancy firm, but left everything to concentrate on my paintings.
ABOUT MY WORK:
For me art is a tool to express inner feelings, emotions and experiences both regarding my situations and surroundings. It is a constant spiritual quest from worldly to within.
My ideas and inspiration change according to the environment but my home has always been a muse for me. With a backyard full of vast landscape encompassing variety of vegetation and bird life, and a house full with assortment of flowers and plants, my affinity towards nature is apparent in most of my creations.
My works are both symbolic and expressionistic in nature, though I do not constrain myself to a single medium, style or concept. Often I paint semi-realistic forms, symbols and motifs as well as colours for their emotive values. These elements can be stylized or abstract in nature and directly as well as metaphorically reflect the welled up emotions and sentiments and help me to portray my myriad thoughts onto the surface of canvas, board etc. I usually apply heavy impasto strokes with a palette knife in an aggressive but controlled manner. My colour palette is usually bright, full of rich and vibrant hues.
Reviews about my works are published in local newspapers such as Hindustan Times, Dainik Jagran, Indian Punch, and Prabhat Khabar.
As a professional artist I have been actively participating in various art exhibitions in India and abroad and have attended many art camps as well.
Participate in an art camp in Saharanpur in December
Participated in group exhibition at Open Palm Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi in February
Participated in a group exhibition at Tansen Kala Vithika, Gwalior from 16th to
Vaykunth a group exhibition at Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi from 24th to 28 February
Participated in a group exhibition at Lokayata Art Gallery, Hauz Khaz, New Delhi in October
Participated in a group exhibition at Shridharni Art Gallery (Triveni Kala Sasngam), New Delhi from 28 April to 7 May
Participated in a group exhibition at The Blue Art Gallery, New Delhi in March
Participated in a group exhibition, Pranav at Arpana Art Gallery, New Delhi in March
Participated in a group exhibition at AIFACS, New Delhi in March
Participated in a group exhibition, A Music of Moods at AIFACS, New Delhi in March
Participated in a group exhibition, SCARLETT 99, at AIFACS, New Delhi in Feb ‘12
Participated in a group exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow in January.
Participated in a group exhibition at Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore in January.
Participated in a group exhibition organized by Face India, in AIFACS, New Delhi, in November.
Group exhibition in October in Bangkok.
Group exhibition in October in South Korea.
‘Mother on Streets’, a group exhibition at Capitol-Art lounge, The Ashok, New Delhi, in April
Artists’ camp, Deogarh, Jharkhanda, in March
“We are together” A group exhibition of paintings, at Gallery Indraprastha, Delhi, in March.
Artists’ Camp, Chakrata, Uttarakhand in January
Challenge-5, a group exhibition at Capitol-Art lounge, The Ashok, New Delhi, from 21 Dec. 2010- 15 Jan 2011.
Painting Exhibition at Art Mart II, Epicentre, Gurgaon, in September 2010.
Artists’ Camp at Auli, Uttaranchal
Artists’ Camp at Chamba, Uttaranchal
Artists’ Camp at Harshil, Uttaranchal
Artists’ Camp at Lansdowne, Uttaranchal.
Artists’ Camp at Laatha, Himachal Pradesh
IMAGES – A Group Exhibition at Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi, in January.
Participated in Annual College Exhibitions
I’m open to commission works and will really appreciate any feedback and comments on my work. Please feel free to write me at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for visiting my gallery.