Arvind Sundar’s work navigated painted space from the geometry of the grid. Contesting its apparent neutrality, Sundar employs the materiality of paint, screen printing and found supports to engage the grid as a performative site. Through push-pull negotiations between drawn lines and colour-fields, Sundar undoes the notion of the picture plane, offering renewed indexes of spatial reference.
These drawings are results of experimentation with the notion of “construction of a painting”. These drawings deal with space in relation to geometry, perspective, grid and color. These drawings are constructed by bringing together parts and whole of several drawings. I was really interested in Max Ernst idea of collage filling a lyrical space between the gap of two(or more) realities. The grid and the drawing forms a relationship of binary opposition. There is a constant shift in suggestion of spaces as the grid suggests flatness and the diagonals spatial depth. Color acts as a catalyst in further defining the space. The shaped canvas design is the result of exploration of geometrical possibilities in a grid. Some of the drawings deal with the space by engaging with the corners and ceilings of the architecture. I see these drawings as an aftermath of the actions between color, perspective, grid and geometry.