Monday, 26 January 2015

Biggest Art Heist from Pari Chumroo Galleries

    Originally established highlighting her productions of cultural treasures her collection contains over a thousand pieces. Pari Chumroo focuses painting and drawing a significant gallery of artwork.  Her pieces range from one country to the next as well as expressing one culture to the next.

    She is currently working on her gallery series titled,  "Idle No More". This when finished will contain over 100 original charcoal sketches she is creating from historical photos. The photos are of the Native Americans from the people of all the nations as far back as the early 1800 and 1900's.

    Her next series will be all oil painting of large size and quantity. Depicting history as well and revealing a collections no man would even think one would take time to create. Sacred and dear to her heart this subject of creation has long been placed on her heart and spirit to be created. Pari feels no time is better to begin this creation than the year 2015.

    As each series she producing get longer and more intense she is finding that the art heists are growing. It has been brought to the company Pari Chumroo Fine Arts that without consent reproductions and reprints are being produced on a daily basis. Pari Chumroo herself when asked how she feels about this states the following," Like France notated to me many years ago...Let them steal them. All the more power to those who take. If it makes them feel as if they are a valued person by hanging a stolen piece of art from me. France made it clear to me Mona Lisa became famous by being stolen. To those whom are art collectors and have the privileged of honestly purchasing an original know that that piece you have is in fact protected and proved to be an original with my DNA implanted in each piece." Pari also states, "To God be the glory." In the end you can't take it with you when you go.

 Reproduced in "300 painting and 2,000 advertisements during the 20th century the Mona Lisa was stolen. This very piece was an object for mass reproduction, merchandising, parody, and deliberation. Mona Lisa  was among many and not the "most famous painting" in the world as it is termed today, until the 20th century.

  The avant-garde art world has made note of the undeniable fact of popularity of the Mona Lisa. In 1954, Salvador Dali, painted Self Portrait as Mona Lisa. Salvador was also known for his surrealist work. Andy Warhol, who was famously for his The Scream painting , also created serigraph prints of multiple Mona Lisa's titled Thirty are Better than One. A French urban artist known as Invader created renditions on city wall in Paris and Tokyo using his trademark mosaic style. The Mona Lisa to this day continues to inspire artist around the world.

  In the end, if Pari Chumroo inspires people or others artist, she has reached her goal as an artist of making a lasting impression. Feel inspired yet? If not, wait until God speaks through her next series and Christ reveals an abundance.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Why Preserving Native American History Matters

  My spine-chillers center around one theme: native vitals have been put on the back burner in the past and must be rediscovered today. That "something" varies from image to image. A great culture with an abundance of history that well deserves respect and pride.

   Preservation for native people is about values and traditions. Images can speak volumes through native people from centuries back to this date. When I draw or paint from a native historical photo I feel as if I am not only preserving history, but I am being the voice for those that were once silenced. "Idle no More" is the name of my Historical Native American Series.

   History plays a vital role in our everyday lives. Learning through images seems to be the trend this day and age. "If we can preserve one day of the past into one day in the future with just one image then we have gained a lifetime" Pari Chumroo.

   The first of my series began with "Weensizeneet. An Arapaho boy. ca. 1890" copyright Pari Chumroo .

The second is "Sleeping Native Papoose" copyright Pari Chumroo.

  A papoose is an American English loanword whose present meaning is "a Native American child" or, even more generally, any child, usually used as a term of endearment, often in the context of the child's mother.

Moving forward the gallery is quickly growing with Pari's great determination.

"Quilcene Boy.1912.Northwest Tribes" copyright Pari Chumroo

This series if bringing emotional spiritual native feeling to me as an artist. History leads with confidence, boldness, and bravery when it uses native hands to speak. 
Five pieces in on my 100 piece series and I am motivated to complete the other 95 by September 31, 2015. 

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