Arun Pandit was born in Patna in 1971. He completed his Masters from Delhi College of Arts, 1997. His association with bronze began in 1993 when he made an Ashoka Pillar for a commission in Bihar. Continuing with other commissions for Lok Kavi Bikhari Thakur and Gaj Graha, Pandit realized both in fiber glass.
In 2015 Pandit’s enormous sculpture Garuda was inaugurated at the new air terminal at Tirupati. Standing 6ft in height and 7 ft in width, the Garuda, is traditionally half-man, half-eagle, but in this work, Pandit powerfully depicts man himself as an airborne species.
Pandit’s highly successful solo show Power and Pathos at Lalit Kala Akademi in 2016, brings together his work of human figures and bulls, celebrating the beauty, strength and texture of bronze. In this series Pandit strongly asserts the three dimensionality of his figures, and shows them emerging from the cast, as from a cocoon. Working on repeated mirror images, like multiple reflections, Pandit’s figures appear to move back and forth in time.