Arunkumar H.G. was born in 1968 in Karnataka, and completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Fine Art, specializing in sculpture, from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda. Since then he has been working in various disciplines, including photography and toy design, which impacts his art. The artist manipulates ready-made objects such as toys, plastic, ceramics, cow dung, hay and TV monitors in varied contextual settings giving a glimpse of his susceptibility towards the neo-pop movement. This eclectic approach allows Kumar to articulate his ideas through remarkable, layered meanings.
The artist has exhibited across the globe and his solo show titled ‘Feed’ was held in Nature Morte, New Delhi and Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2006. In 2002, Kumar displayed his works in the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Australia while his exhibition titled as ‘Inflatable Works’ was held in 2001 at Nature Morte, New Delhi. Some of his group participations include 'The Contemporary Sultanate' at Exhibit 320 (2012); 'Slipping Through the Cracks', curated by Meera Menezes at Latitude 28 (2012); 'Size Matters...Or Does It?' I at Latitude 28 (2010); China International Gallery Exposition in Beijing; Colour, Gallery Keumsan in Seoul; ‘Making Unmaking’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; ‘Making History Our Own’, Sahmat, New Delhi omega replica and the Inaugural Show, New Space Colaba, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
The artist has also participated in several artist’s residencies and camps, some of them include Artist in Residency, University of South Australia, Adelaide in 2007; Public Art Residency at JNU Campus, New Delhi in 2005; International Artists Camp, George Keyt Foundation, Colombo in 2005; CHROMA, Public Art Project in Bergen, Norway in 2003; KHOJ International Artist-in-residence, New Delhi and Modinagar in 2000.