Born in Amritsar India, Canadian artist Kanwar Singh has been creating art for as long as he can remember. He is influenced by a host of past masters such as the Sikh painter Sobha Singh, and Western masters such as Caravaggio and J.W Waterhouse to name but a few. The artwork he creates is wholly original and charts his personal journey into Sikhism.
Kanwar Singh is globally recognized as a painter of Sikh history with artwork exhibited in prominent public spaces such as the Virasat-e-Khalsa museum in Punjab India, as well as the Without Shape Without Form gallery in London U.K, which was created in 2017 to exclusively 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 historical 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. The artist 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.