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Leaving Las Vegas

20.00"W x 24.00"H x 1.5"D

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Arun Prem

MISSION VIEJO, CA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: realism, figurative, surreal, man, young, portrait, america, liberty, statue, usa, scape, street, blue, contrasts, white, red, black

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 20"W x 24"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2017

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The average American lives within 9 miles of Mom..in my case its 15,000 miles. Immigration in the 21st century is driven by economics, politics, culture, violence and old fashioned wanderlust. In my case it was an overdose of western thought and culture through voracious reading which made me feel like a misfit in my native environment. The price for loss of homelands is different in every case as is the cost/benefit ratio. I find my values changing over time thereby throwing a question mark over the decision to leave.

I don't believe artists have to be political although apparently all the hugely successful ones are - I use art as a bio of my aesthetic experience; any politics in my work is purely incidental. This painting is from a photo I took of my son during a recent visit to Vegas - on the strip in front of NY NY casino.

Thanks for visiting my Vango page! SOME RECENT FEEDBACK from Vango collectors: Just got my painting and I am so so so so in love!!! I must see more of your collections!!! Sam... "I was drawn to just about everything you had for sale on Vango! On a budget, I was able to purchase 'About Face' and so thrilled. My husband and I traveled to India about 16 years ago and have a close Indian friend. I was happy to find a figurative abstract painting that is inspired by India. Thank you for your talent and we will treasure having 'About Face' in our house. " Carmen "I love it Arun!! Thank you so much...once I get it framed and in place, I will share it with you. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing what other pieces you post!" Stacy "I love the piece, in fact, I have every intention to purchase another. I very much love Pink, and it looks wonderful in my living-room! " Tanya "I like your use of intense warm colors and representation of the human form", Anthony “just wanted to let you know that we received the painting. It is even more beautiful in person than it appears on the web -- we are thrilled! Thank you so much for the painting and also for being so responsive throughout the purchase ", Lauren PROFILE: I live in Mission Viejo, CA. I am represented by Earth's Elements, and Vango Art in California, and Arts Explore in New Delhi. I am participating in several shows in New York during 2016 and presenting 2 solo shows in 2017 - Santoro Gallery in Santa Ana, CA, and Visual Arts Gallery in New Delhi. In 2014 I participated in shows at the QUEENS MUSEUM, CROSSING ART Gallery, and the NATIONAL Arts Club in NY City and AMERICAN CENTER in NEW DELHI. My group show EBART2015 presented by the NYC based nonprofit IAAC, kicked off in New York City and toured the Williamsburg Art & Historical Ctr. NYC and the HAMMOND MUSEUM. 2016 - GRANDMA's TRUE STORIES was exhibited in at a number of east coast venues including the Center for the Arts, NJ as part of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora curated by Vijay Kumar. April 27-June 30 - Jan Hus Gallery, NY July 14-August 17 - Kapoor Galleries, NY Oct 1-30 - The Gallery - Flushing Town Hall, NY Feb 2017 - Curated Show (Curator Ed Fosmire) - Santoro Gallery, Santa Ana, CA In August 2017 I am presenting a solo show in INDIA, at the Visual Arts Gallery - Habitat Center, New Delhi. I am represented by Vango & Earth's Elements in CA and Art Explore in New Delhi.

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