25 January 2023 /
RENOWNED ARTIST PARUL MEHRA
Parul Mehra is a trained architect from New Delhi (India) and visual artist currently based in Singapore. She has studios at both locations.
Having successfully participated in over 36 group shows, 15 solo exhibitions, Parul Mehra’s art finds various channels of expression such as : art camp with Tata’s group at Jamshedpur as well as visual set designer for Tedx Delhi and a musical theatre production, along with conducting kids art workshops. She’s also volunteering as a news editor of Singapore based quarterly magazine titled ‘Passage’ which is a part of ‘Friends of Museums Organisation’.
Parul Mehra is an active life member of Alliance de Francaise Delhi and National Gallery Singapore.
She recently launched an art book titled ‘Unmasking the Spiritual Self’ at The National Library Singapore. The book is a memoir marking a decade of her journey in the art world. It received a warm response globally and edition II will be launched after a few years by Parul and her team.
“The book, ‘Unmasking the Spiritual Self’ is based on my spiritual philosophy which defines my art. I enjoy any form of meditation. And before the start of my work, I chant a prayer for focus and concentration. I am a practitioner of Reiki along with following the principles of Buddhism in my daily life and deep faith in Hinduism, keeps me very motivated,” says the renowned artist Parul Mehra.
Her debut show was at Arpana Caur’s Academy in Delhi and the overwhelming response to that led her to collaborate with several curators and gallerists for theme based art shows worldwide. She has trained under renowned artist Shobha Broota, who taught her many fine nuances of art techniques.
Parul Mehra has also participated in charity events such as Nepal earthquake relief project, Covid 19 project by Singapore RED CROSS, Little India Foundation Art Calendar, the proceeds of which were used for underprivileged children and Save the Children Global Foundation. It is Parul’s belief that giving back to society and Mother Nature are very important aspects of her process. Hence most of her art themes are centred around Nature as her muse.
Her works have been collected by art enthusiasts in countries such as Ireland, Australia, Dubai, India, Singapore and Srilanka. She was also a part of an art mural project which is a permanent exhibit at The Indian High Commision in Singapore depicting Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, celebrating 75 years of India’s independence.
Parul Mehra is an abstract expressionist and uses mixed media as her chosen medium of expression. She believes that artists play an important role in society to depict the challenges or milestones which any generation experiences
Her favourite materials include gouache, soft pastels, inks, acrylics, collage with rice paper and cyanotypes. She enjoys using palette knives as her preferred tool and encourages all artists new to the field to constantly try innovative tools and mediums.
Parul Mehra enjoys research work related to her commision projects and before the commencement of any project, she does a deep dive into the concept or theme as suggested by the client.
She pursued art related courses at the prestigious Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore in order to constantly evolve her style and continue her journey of learning.
She has received many awards and recognitions including Dr. Sarojini Naidu, The Nightingale of India International Award by Asian Academy of Arts.
Parul Mehra is an abstract expressionist and uses mixed media as her chosen medium of expression. She believes that artists play an important role in society to depict the challenges or milestones which any generation experiences. And in her humble opinion, all artists whether performing or visual are a huge asset to society and without them the balance of humanity will be skewed.