Erasing Borders: Passport to Contemporary Indian Art  Feb-June 2008

Prince Varughese Thomas

Prince Varughese Thomas Prince Varughese Thomas
The series Fashion Accessories metaphorically conveys my interest in the intersection of popular culture, science, and commerce. In recent years, there have been several new drugs that have been released to the public which allow for various personal enhancements.  I have chosen these "designer drugs" as a departure point to create a body of work that metaphorically conveys the wide array of possibilities that prescription drugs could offer the individual.  Simultaneously, this work questions the use of pharmaceutical science and technology in our everyday lives.  With the assistance of these drugs are we removing the experiential part of living from the individual.  Or is it just another accessory:  a brush, a belt, a razor, a pill?

Prince Varughese Thomas is an artist who incorporates a variety of photographic and digital techniques into his artwork. He is a naturalized Indian-American citizen born in Kuwait and raised primarily between India and the United States. The act of crossing borders, both physical and psychological, in no small part contributes to the content of his work.

His work has been shown nationally at museums, university galleries, and alternative spaces including the Contemporary, Atlanta, GA; the Dallas Visual Art Center; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Center for the Visual Arts, Toledo, OH; Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO; and New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ; the Alternative Museum, NY, NY; & Stux Gallery, NY, NY.  His work is represented in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Thomas received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a M.F.A. in Photography from the University of Houston.


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