Gurmej Singh’s Painting That Covered Sidewalks, Bridges, Buildings in Michigan is World’s


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Gurmej Singh’s Painting That Covered Sidewalks, Bridges,

Buildings in Michigan is World’s Longest
 
 
 

WASHINGTON, DC: The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed that an over two mile-long

painting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by controversial artist Gurmej Singh is the longest ever created

by a single individual, securing a spot for him in the next edition of the lauded record book.

The painting has been named “The Transcendental,” and was being displayed along the Grand

Rapids River. Singh, who describes himself as a “stunt painter,” says that the painting’s purpose is

“to raise awareness about Liberty for Women, well-being of women, and role of women in our

society.”

Singh, who goes by the street name “SinGh,” initially submitted his work to ArtPrize, the worldrenowned

international art competition two separate times, only to be rejected both times. His

submission to the 2013 competition was rejected just before the September 18 opening of the

ArtPrize exhibition because it violated rules for being too big —it did not fit into the 35-foot space

allotted to Singh by the competition —and because Singh had changed the focus of the piece

without notifying ArtPrize officials.

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- Artist SinGh and the longest painting. Miles of art! -

38 days in the making, India's Gurmej Singh, aka Artist SinGh, took the record title for the longest painting by an individual, with this fruity colourful creation measuring 3,444.91 metres (11,302 ft 2.11 in).

The painting was displayed publicly stretching across the parks, bridges and public walkways of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA in September this year.

Michigan-based Gurmej Singh's ‘World’s Longest Painting’ in "the indian american"

Michigan-based Gurmej Singh's ‘World’s Longest Painting’
                                                                                                                                                               



A Michigan-based artist Gurmej Singh’s work titled “Transcendental,”  an 11,300-foot long painting he attempted to display in a local art competition, has set a Guinness World Record for creating the “World's Longest Painting” by an individual. 

Gurmej Singh, who uses Artist SinGh as his professional identity and bills himself as "the world's best parallel processing stunt painter," has had several run-ins with the local art community for his work, which includes gimmicks such as painting while reclining on a motorcycle, or being buried alive for three days.

SinGh told mlive.com that he had to meet stringent Guinness standards to succeed. According to mlive.com, the final version of SinGh's entry for ArtPrize 2013, the local competition, was disqualified for a rules violation and ordered removed prior to the Sept. 18 opening of the fifth annual exhibition and $560,000 competition.

In 2009, he built what he described as "the world's tallest easel" at The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids, Mich., and painted on top of a 75-foot-tall scaffold in front of it for several days. Two years later, he painted "The Power of Women," a 35-foot long, 10-foot high, life-size painting of women on horseback, also on display at The B.O.B.

Last year, however, SinGh's installation of an effigy of Saddam Hussein, hanging by a noose in a cage in The B.O.B. parking lot, was removed by owner Greg Gilmore just hours before the opening of the ArtPrize 2012, mlive.com reported. 


In September, ArtPrize officials said SinGh's project, titled "The Transcendental," changed dramatically from the original approved proposal to be installed in Sixth Street Park north of downtown Grand Rapids along the east bank of the Grand River. Singh was to create an acrylic drip-painting 10 to 12 feet high by 30 to 40 feet long. After visiting the site, SinGh decided to change his project to the world's longest painting, spending 38 days painting more than 2 miles of paper. "When I embarked (on) this life-changing journey, I knew it wouldn't be easy,” he said.

Artist SinGh interview by Ankita Mishra

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OF "GURMEJ SINGH" (ARTIST SINGH) INDIAN RECORD HOLDER OF GUINNESS BOOK

 
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OF 
"GURMEJ SINGH" (ARTIST SINGH) 
INDIAN RECORD HOLDER OF GUINNES BOOK

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OF  "GURMEJ SINGH" (ARTIST SINGH)  INDIAN RECORD HOLDER OF GUINNES BOOK

ARTIST SINGH is the man who made the INDIAN'S proud, a multi-talented Punjabi boy, has successfully registerd in GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for making the ’Longest painting by an individual’. The original name of Artist Singh is GURMEJ SNGH Orignally from,Panjab (INDIA). The name of his painting is "THE TRANSCENDENTAL". This ARTPRIZE was held in "Six Street Park" on the bank of Grand Rapids River Michigan USA. This competition was held on 14 september 2013.
ARTIST SINGH CERTIFICATE

SIZE OF THE PAINTING:-

Total Length:- 3767.4 yards, 3444.91 meters, and 2.14 miles

Height:- 4 feet

How many days it took to finish:- 38 days

We Sincerly thank MR. GURMEJ SINGH,for the time he gave for the questions Mr GURMEJ SINGH answered bellow...

LONGEST PAINTING

Q1.What inspired you to make the longest painting in the world?

ANS. I have tried this attempt before in 1999 and failed miserably because of some miscreants who damaged my painting in full. I hate to leave things undone like that. Attempt like this requires good health and readiness. So felt the need to do it right now and could not wait no longer. I was totally inspired and wanted to test myself again.
Q2 How did"THE TRANSCENDENTAL" made a difference in your life?

ANS:-To transcend is to go to a higher level, to go above and beyond the ordinary. Transcendental knowledge is much higher than the knowledge of our mundane existence. I have named my painting “the transcendental” because this work is transcending me to another level of discipline— making the world’s longest painting in 38 days and working for 20 hours a day to do something that has never been done before. It was challenging at all levels-mental, physical and spiritual. Of course I am going to make some money of this project but it is not always about money. It is more about putting my self to test and pushing my own limits to the unknown is what makes difference in my life
Q3. Which hurdles did you face to execute "THE TRANSCENDENTAL"?

ANS:-The transcendental is an artistic pleasure hard to express in words.The creative forces overpowered my head; my plans changed why not do something beyond the ordinary—even bigger than needed. When I embarked this life-changing journey, I knew it won't be easy.

My goal was to complete the painting before the beginning of the ArtPrize on 18th September. I had 45 days to complete the painting. I did it in 38 days.I had to keep going with full force, work 20 hours day, suffered blisters on my hands and worked in all whether conditions. I did not worry about the paint but focused on the mission lying a head, I had to meet stringent Guinness standards to succeed, one of which was that the painting had to be displayed publically for the Guinness officials to see and measure.

A project of this nature needed support and encouragement of the authorities. In my case it was the non from the ArtPrize. I tried my best to get cooperation of the local authorities for this project. However, it was not easy. The Grand Rapids police refused to cooperate when they realized that ArtPrize did not want me to display the world's longest painting. Kevin Bust (Exhibition Director) threatened to ban me from the ArtPrize and the curator Clare Fox stopped me with all her power. They kept discouraging me and convincing me to change my plans but what had already started could not be stopped now and that is simply me.

 The painting kept growing longer with each passing day. The length of the painting had not just broken the world record but surpassed it by many meters. The authorities refused to cooperate and nothing was working in my favor. I decided to display the painting without permission. I was ready to pay all the punitive damages if there were any. I decided to abandon the park all together and displayed this giant monster all over the city.

The painting went over the bridges, over the loading locks, by the river fishing area, underpasses, over the steps, under the steps, under the bridges, public walk ways, through the museum, via the art school, through the luxury hotels, private properties and more. This monster was so long that it caught everyone’s attention and won admiration.

Q4.How did you manage with the controversies?

ANS:-I don’t plan these controversies. They just come knock my door. I open my door to say hi and bye and continue with my business.

Q5. What do you like beside painting?

ANS.I like to read good books, research papers and watch meaningful movies. I like active lifestyle, I love sports-- lately I have been doing lot of water skiing, tennis, soccer.If I have time I work on my acting. One day I would like to make a movie.

Q6. How do you feel now after making this extraordinary record?

ANS.The battle had been won. The world’s longest painting had been created, Guinness World Record was achieved and, the city of Grand Rapids had just witnessed history!I feel good…I think I did something worthwhile in these 38 days
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Q7. What would you like to say to our youngsters?

ANS.Trust your self is the first step to success. Follow your dreams and do what you are best at. When road a head becomes difficult don’t give up, get up there is a way out. Be strong to face adversities and failure both leads a path to success. Celebrate little successes, its positive reinforcement and a check point to prepare you for your next step.
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Artist SinGh to hold World record for the longest painting by an individual

The current record for "Longest painting by an individual" is:
The longest painting by an individual measured 3,444.91 m (11,302 ft 2.11 in) and was created by Gurmej Singh (India) in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, on 14 September 2013.

It took Artist Singh 38 days to do the whole painting.
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/4000/longest-painting-by-an-individual

I officially got the Guinness World Record title for the longest painting by an individual.


 Here is the confirmation email from Guinness book .


Dear Mr Gurmej Singh,

 We are delighted to confirm that you have successfully achieved a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for ’Longest painting by an individual’. We would like to congratulate you on your record-breaking achievement. You are OFFICIALLY AMAZING.

Your official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate confirming your world record is being created and will be sent to you within ten working days.


This is non official certificate from the Guinness website and original is coming  via mail.



Artist Singh's story by D S Mangat (in Punjabi)


Mr. Dalbara Singh Mangat (Spokes person in the video)

        He is one of the  founding fathers of Gurdwara Sahib, Battle Creek Michigan.  He is an all rounder--an entrepreneur, a hockey player, an international hockey empire retired, a writer, a spokesperson, a devotee, a gentleman, a scholar, and above all an asset to Sikh community in south west Michigan.



About the Painting
To transcend is to go to a higher level, to go above and beyond the ordinary. Transcendental knowledge is much higher than the knowledge of our mundane existence. I have named my painting “the transcendental” because this work is transcending me to another level of discipline—making the world’s longest painting in 45 days and working for 20 hours a day to do something that has never been done before. This also reminds me of my surreal experience of being buried alive for three days.

About Artist Singh

 Michigan’s Most Renowned Artist, Artist SinGh has performed many dangerous stunts while painting. He has built large scale sculptures, some up to 100 feet tall. His art can be found around the world in palaces and galleries. He is the author of children and art books. He is known for controversial art subjects. Many news stories have been written about him, the Kalamazoo Gazette has stated he is redefining art. He has mastered many techniques and has even created many new techniques to create art. He has stated “many might not see the meanings about these captive ideas but they have existed for thousands of years and will continue to exist—I am captive to making of art.”
  





Artist Singh Art Exhibition: WORLDS LONGEST PAINTING


SHOW TITLE:

THE TRANSCENDENTAL
WORLDS LONGEST PAINTING

VENUE:
BATTLECREEK, MICHIGAN
SIKH RELIGIOUS SOCIETY


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan





Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan




Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan

Worlds longest painting first showing in Battle Creek Michigan

Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan




Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan


Artist Singh Art Exhibition
Worlds Longest Painting
Sikh Religious Society of Michigan



Sikh Religious Society of Michigan

Several pieces of Worlds Longest Paintings will be displayed at the temple. This art exhibition is organized by the Sikh religious Society of Michigan to Artist Singh.


Artist Singh Art Exhibit at the Sikh Temple, Battle Creek, Michigan



Artist Singh Sample Drawings

 
 
Artist Singh Drawing
Beach Series
 
 

Artist Singh Drawing
Beach Series





 
Artist Singh Drawing
Beach Series
 


Artist Singh Drawing
Beach Series

Artist Singh Drawing
Beach Series

Artist Singh Drawing
Beach Series

Artist Singh Drawing
Beach Series

Artist Singh Drawing
Beach Series

Artist Singh Drawing
Face Series

Artist Singh Drawing
Face Series