Kanwar Singh is globally recognized as a preeminent painter of Sikh history with artwork exhibited in prominent public spaces such as the Virasat-e-Khalsa museum in Punjab, as well as the Without Shape Without Form Sikh Art Gallery in London UK, which was newly created in 2017 to house his extensive collection of paintings. His work focuses on the legacy of spiritual devotion and self sacrifice spanning the lives of the ten Gurus and iconic Sikh heroes inspired by their deep connection to Waheguru (God). He captures quintessential moments, which over centuries have forged a dynamic Sikh community through its humble origins in Punjab, to its present political and spiritual standing as the world’s fifth largest religion. Artist Kanwar Singh continues to build a legacy of work which gives Sikh history a prominent place on the walls of our homes and in the hearts of future generations.
Born in Amritsar India, Canadian artist Kanwar Singh has been channeling art for as long as he can remember. He is influenced by a host of past masters such as Sobha Singh, Amrit Sher-Gil, Caravaggio and J.W Waterhouse to name but a few.
Growing up in Toronto Canada, Kanwar explored several paths that would allow him to work as a professional artist including animation and book illustration. However, it wasn’t until he started to take an interest in Sikh history that his art took a definitive turn to magnificence.
Kanwar Singh says that in his work he seeks to combines the grace and beauty of Sobha Singh’s portraits with the documentary style of past Sikh history painters such as Devender Singh. But it actually goes beyond those works and is quite unique in the power, depth, inspiration and beauty of his portrayals of consummate moments in the Sikh legacy. The artist states, “Painting is a way to stop a moment in time and share it with generations to come. You look at a painting today as Sikhs years from now will but due to our shared heritage you feel the same thing and in that way you achieve a connection beyond time. That connection is the joy which moves me to create.”
About Art of Punjab
ArtofPunjab.com operates as an online business and is the exclusive distributor of Kanwar Singh’s artwork. Paintings are shipped worldwide rolled in a secure mailing tube with guaranteed safe delivery. The creation of all Fine Art prints is overseen by the artist to ensure high quality and superb colours.
Kanwar Singh’s paintings are offered for sale as Fine Art prints of the highest quality in three different formats. The Premium Canvas product is offered as a limited edition artist hand-signed piece. This museum grade canvas looks and feels just like an oil painting. Each canvas includes a numbered signed certificate (example 19/50) in the series as a commitment that you own a unique and collectible item. Equally beautiful are our fine art prints on Textured Watercolour paper, selected by the artist for it’s beautifully textured all natural finish and our Enhanced Matte paper which is a quality economical art paper with a smooth finish.
Visit the Kanwar Singh’s online gallery to see his sought after paintings and select affordable fine art prints for your own home or to be presented as a unique gift.
UK’s First Permanent Sikh Art Gallery
On Nov 4th & 5th, 2017 over 5000 visitors attended the grand opening of UK’s first Sikh Art Gallery as it launched the ‘Without Shape Without Form’ exhibition. This modern 7000 sq ft gallery at the Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara in Slough, UK, took design inspiration from London’s renowned contemporary art gallery scene.
The Gallery will be the permanent home of the dramatic Sikh paintings by artist Kanwar Singh with a collection of 35 paintings, presented on an unprecedented scale. This already extensive collection of art work is set to be expanded annually and will be the artist’s UK home base and exclusive site for launching new art as it is created. The gallery’s ongoing focus is two-fold, spreading knowledge of Sikh history with a focus on Gurbani and inspiring future generations to express their love of Sikhi through the arts.