art credit – Arun VC

The full image by Arun V.C. on which the banner and background seen on the AIUME website are based.
The full image by Arun VC on which the banner and background seen on the AIUME website are based.

The banner painting, drawings and the game design seen elsewhere on this website were created by Arun VC unless indicated otherwise.

This and many other websites, books and articles have been enriched by Arun VC’s beautiful art work and photographs. He lives and works in Wayanad (Kerala) and divides his time between photo assignments for corporate clients and educational institutions.

Creatures small and wonderful | Review and slideshow in The Hindu, 23 April 2014

Arun VC captures the drama of the small world in his solo photography show

Small, big beings | Interview and select images in The Hindu, 7 March 2015

Arun V.C. magnifies the small world of small beings till they dazzle us with their intricate manufacturing beauty. Arun, graphic designer, illustrator and photographer, doesn’t stop at the mere beauty of small things though. His exhibition ‘Politics of the Small’ pauses on little beings long enough to document the drama of their daily lives. It lingers and subtly asks, ‘What happens when the small becomes big?’ […] Arun’s ‘Politics of the Small’ is about being rooted […].
“I believe it is important to first see the beauty around yourself first. Unless you see that, there is no point travelling,” says the photographer from Wayanad. […] Noticing the beauty of things is the first step towards their conservation,” says Arun.

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  • Born 2 April 1974
  • Studied Karnatic Flute from Sri. T. S. Sankaran at Kalakshetra (Chennai)
  • Annual exhibition of State Lalit Kala Academy, Tamilnadu in 1997
  • Regional exhibition of Lalit Kala Academy in 1997 (Chennai)
  • Regional exhibition of Lalit Kala Academy (Kerala) in 2000
  • Studied Karnatic Flute under Sikkil Mythily Chandrasekhar (Chennai)
  • Taught drawing in different schools
  • Photographer (portraits, educational and industrial subjects)
  • Regional exhibition of Lalit Kala Academy (Chennai) in 2014

Art work and related services

  • Tropenmuseum (exhibition on India’s Inspiration for the West, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Berne University of the Arts (research project on Kerala’s performing arts, Switzerland)
  • Indo-European Arts and Crafts Exchange (Amsterdam)
  • Tamil Global Arts (London)
  • Vayali Folklore Group, Kerala
  • Natanakairali (Kerala)
  • Natanakaisiki (Kerala)

Illustrations for books, websites and course material