Learn About Latro Art Drawing and Paintings By Artist SinGh


I am the originator and developer of LatroArt. “Latro” derives from the word “Latrodectus”—a genus of spiders, most of which are black widows. LatroArt can be defined as “to draw and paint using the elements and principles of spider-web construction.” Of course, spiders use many techniques to create webs.

In the normal painting process, the relative lightness or darkness of a color defines form. Strong contrasts in value within a composition may define the boundaries of forms. Gradations of value or shading also create the illusion of contour and volume.  

           With LatroArt, I create an image mostly with straight lines such that the contour line is minimized. The movement and energy in the lines have a continuous flow. Three-dimensional shape—illusion of depth and form—is created by simply tweaking the lines.

As a kid I loved adventure and was always curious about everything I saw. Spider webs fascinated me. I would watch the slow webbing process for hours. Who knew that I was being inspired to someday invent a new style of painting? For a few days in 2002, I stayed with a friend in his basement apartment, which was dark and infested with spiders. One bit me, and when I returned from the Emergency Room, I found myself staring at the spider’s web. For a minute, I forgot about the bite. I got lost in the world of imagination, and LatroArt was born. That bite changed everything for me.





Artist SinGh Brand Identity

Artist SinGh Signature 
Over the years, I have signed my name differently on my paintings. In the late nineties, I had already invented my logo and used it aggressively. The response was so great, people loved it. This encouraged me to design a new signature that would make marketing sense. Something that is relatable and friendly to an eye.  First thing that I did was to connect two name for continuity—Artist with SinGh. Secondly, I wanted to make this connection with a friendly gesture. So instead of simply underlining my name, I came up with a winking smiley face that is embedded within the signature.

Artist SinGh Logo
In the late nineties, I came up with the logo. It has changed a little over the years but the meaning remains the same. The logo is a man with a black hat and long beard tapering like a paintbrush. In many cultures, a hat symbolizes respect and a beard signifies wisdom in one’s field. The logo’s face is red, denoting passion for art. An hourglass between his face and beard suggests the passage of time as passion pours from his head to his paintbrush.

Artist SinGh Cartoon
My Cartoon—I have used a Poem to describe it.

Hello, My Name Is....
The Artist cartoon, a man in grey, 
exaggerates an artist, but it’s clever play.
The black hat he wears is a sign of regard,
and his beard like a brush means wisdom in art.
His passion sparks in a red-faced glow,
and his wisdom and fire constantly flow
through an hourglass. Charged by this muse,
his white brush will spread all hues.
Who is this man? His yellow badge proclaims,  
“Hello, Artist Singh’s my name.”
In black, grey, red, and yellow,
He’s a dapper guy—and a mellow fellow. 


Artist SinGh Favorite Animal-Mr. Froggy
Mr. Froggy is my favorite animal. As a child I had the opportunity to be with nature and interact with some fine creatures. And some of these creatures had the lasting impression on my mind. When I am asked what is your favorite animal without hesitation it is Mr. Froggy who lived in a pond by my father’s bicycle shop.

Artist SinGh Favorite Fruit-Pear
During my time in the village one memory that will never perish is my connection with pear trees. I have climbed and sat on them for hours and hours looking at the world from 40 feet above. I was never hungry all I had to do was pick a pear and eat it while I am up there. This connection is obvious in my work. I have drawn and painted pears like you won’t believe it—largest sculpture I have made is of a pear which sits outside my studio in Kalamazoo, world’s longest painting which is a still-life of 8000 pears an epic 2.5 miles long painting. My favorite fruit is Babugosha, an elongated sweet, juicy, and soft pear.



Artist SinGh Name Card

Artist SinGh Business Card

Artist SinGh Logo And Signature Merged



ഏറ്റവും വലിയ ഓയില്‍ പെയിന്റിംഗ്: ഇന്ത്യന്‍ അമേരിക്കന്‍ ഗുര്‍മജ് സിംഗിനു വീണ്ടും ലോക റിക്കാര്‍ഡ് | Malayalee Vision





ഏറ്റവും വലിയ ഓയില്‍ പെയിന്റിംഗ്: ഇന്ത്യന്‍ അമേരിക്കന്‍ ഗുര്‍മജ് സിംഗിനു വീണ്ടും ലോക റിക്കാര്‍ഡ് | Malayalee Vision: പി.പി. ചെറിയാന്‍ മിഷിഗണ്‍: ഏറ്റവും വലിയ ഓയില്‍ പെയ്ന്റിങ്ങില്‍ 2013 ല്‍ ലോക റെക്കോര്‍ഡിനുടമയായ ഇന്ത്യന്‍ അമേരിക്കന്‍ വംശജന്‍ ഗുര്‍മെജ് സിങ് 2017 ല്‍ പുതിയ ലോക റെക്കോര്‍ഡ് സൃഷ്ടിച്ച് ഗിന്നസ് ചരിത്രതാളുകളില്‍ വീണ്ടും ഇടം കണ്ടെത്തി.2017 ല്‍ പുതിയ റെക്കോര്‍ഡിനര്‍ഹമാക്കിയത് സ്റ്റാര്‍ ഓഫ് ബേത്‌ലഹേം എന്ന ലോകത്തിലെ ഏറ്റവും വലിയ പ്രഫഷണല്‍ ഓയില്‍ പെയിന്റിങ്ങ് അതിമനോഹരമായി ചി�%


Artist SinGh in the News

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Indian American Artist Sets World Record for 'Largest Oil Painting'

India West-Nov 30, 2017
After setting a Guinness World Record for creating the “World's Longest Painting by an Individual” in 2013, Indian American painter Gurmej Singh from Kalamazoo, Mich., has broken the world record once again. In September 2017, Singh, who goes by the moniker Artist SinGh, set another Guinness World ...
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Indian American Gurmej Singh's “Star of Bethlehem” sets the world ...

The American Bazaar-Dec 1, 2017
Gurmej Singh, an Indian American artist, has set a Guinness World record for creating the 'World's Largest Professional Oil Painting.' Earlier, Singh has created a Guinness World record for his 'World's Longest Painting by an Individual' in 2013. Now he has broken his own record and added a feather to his ...
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$1M Art Treasure Hunt In Detroit At Great Lakes Arts Fest

Patch.com-Jul 28, 2017
DETROIT, MI — Looking up if you're at Campus Martius Park this weekend could be worth $1 million in original art in what Guinness World Records artist Gurmej Singh is calling the "Detroit Treasure Hunt." The Kalamazoo artist will hang upside down from a crane about 70 feet in the air and create custom ...
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Stunt artist brings $1M treasure hunt, daring mural to downtown Detroit

Detroit Free Press-Jul 28, 2017
If you're headed down to Campus Martius Park this weekend, be sure to look up. Guinness World Records artist Gurmej Singh will be hanging upside down from a crane 70 feet in the air while painting a custom piece of art every day of the Great Lakes Food, Art & Music Festival, according to the festival ...
Story image for artist gurmej singh from MLive.com

$1M treasure hunt to protest ArtPrize is still open, says banned artist

MLive.com-Oct 9, 2017
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A $1 million treasure hunt that Kalamazoo artist Gurmej Singh staged to protest ArtPrize has gone undiscovered and remains open. ... Singh's book also describes his battle with the ArtPrize organization, which banned him for life in 2014 after several incidents in which he bumped ...
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Banned ArtPrize artist creates his own '$1M' counter-prize

MLive.com-Sep 19, 2017
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Gurmej Singh, also known as Artist SinGh, believes he has found a way to publicize his "fight for artistic freedom" after he was banned from participating in ArtPrize. The Kalamazoo stunt artist says he is hosting a $1 million treasure hunt during ArtPrize in which the winner will collect ...


Kalamazoo Artist Set to Break World Record - 1077 WRKR

wrkr.com/kalamazoo-artist-set-to-break-world-record/
Aug 5, 2016 - Meet Gurmej Singh, or "Artist SinGh," as is his professional name. He's a Kalamazoo artist attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world's largest oil painting. “The Star of Bethlehem” is measures roughly 1703 square feet, requiring 27 gallons of paint on a single piece of ...


Artist SinGh | Encore

www.encorekalamazoo.com/artist-singh
Artist SinGh. November 01 2017. Attention-getting Art. On South Burdick Street, in the yard of a house right next to the southern end of Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery, there's an enormous green obj. Read more · Subscribe to Artist SinGh ...
Encore Magazine 


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The Best Art-Related Guiness World Records for Guinness World ...

artnet News-Nov 13, 2014
SinGh. The Transcendental, an 11,300-foot long painting the Kalamazoo-based artist SinGh, was created for the 2013 edition of ArtPrize. The record, however, came with a price for SinGh: a lifetime ban from the popular Michigan art show (see “Artist Banned From ArtPrize Forever“). Follow artnet News on ...


My Favorite Animal is Mr Froggy

Artist SinGh favorite animal
Mr. Froggy

Indian American Gurmej Singh's 'Star of Bethlehem' sets the world record for largest oil painting

Singh is planning to sell his artwork at a starting price of $250,000.


Indian American Gurmej Singh's 'Star of Bethlehem' sets the world record for largest oil painting: Gurmej Singh, an Indian American artist, has set a Guinness World record for creating the 'World's Largest Professional Oil Painting.'

Artist SinGh Caricature






Hello, My Name Is.... 

The Artist cartoon, a man in grey, 
exaggerates an artist, but it’s clever play.
The black hat he wears is a sign of regard, 
and his beard like a brush means wisdom in art. 
His passion sparks in a red-faced glow,
and his wisdom and fire constantly flow
through an hourglass. Charged by this muse,
his white brush will spread all hues.
Who is this man? His yellow badge proclaims,  
“Hello, Artist Singh’s my name.”
In black, grey, red, and yellow, 
He’s a dapper guy—and a mellow fellow. 

                                                      -----------------------aw

The Artist Singh cartoon is an exaggeration of the man himself. The cartoon is a man with a black hat and long beard tapering like a paintbrush. In many cultures, a hat symbolizes respect and a beard signifies wisdom in one’s field. The cartoon’s face is red, denoting passion for art. An hourglass between his face and beard suggests the passage of time as passion pours from his head to his white paintbrush. The cartoon wears grey-and-black clothes with a yellow name tag that reads, "Hello, my name is Artist SinGh." 

X the ArtPrize: Poem by Artist Singh

X the ArtPrize: Poem by Artist Singh: Artist Singh poem It’s my pleasure to give few more new clues via a poem I have written it’s called "The Message" . Some of...

Poem by Artist SinGh

It’s my pleasure to give few more new clues via a poem I have written it’s called "The Message". Some of you have research the subject deeply. I can say this from the picture I receive daily. Many of have used your basement wall to understand details of the treasure hunt. That’s pretty cool!
Here is the poem with clues:
THE MESSAGE

I am the Black Widow
in the land of the rich and powerful.
Though webbing is freedom of expression,
they will stop you at their own discretion.
If you don’t pay heed, they’ll kill,
yet the widow fights the creature’s evil will.

It was a day when the winds were calm,
and the conversational fire had died in arms.
The water tasted good…and “X the Artprize…I should?”
It’s not a protest, but it’s the name I took, and you should look in the book.
It’s a puzzle made in heaven: in my book, my painting shook the meaning it took.
One painting I took, singled out from the rest. I looked,
and there it was: one clue, like water in blue,
but if you stick it with the rest, it will cheat you at best.

If you read my book right, you’re bright.
Number 44 is the one that I like—
it’s an important event that affected my life.
I don’t call it black, and an infamous status I don’t lack,
Only the perception hidden behind the bite.
I hold so tight so as not to bite.

Now that you have an idea of how to reach me,
within the window of your mind come find me.
Open the chest, somewhere in the west,
bearing the great Artist SinGh’s logo.
It’s in the blue, and that’s my last clue.

Will others wait in line to test the truth of time?
Pour out the tears to see it nice and clear.
I know it’s hard to reach, so listen to what I teach:
When you’re breathless and tired, safety’s enquired;
When muscles are sore, it’s not safe to score.

—Black Widow

Largest Professional Oil Painting


Star of Bethlehem
Worlds Largest Oil Painting
by Artist SinGh
Records won: Guinness World Record
RecordSetter
Alternative Book of World Records


Officially a Guinness World Record!

World Records by Artist Singh


World records by Artist SinGh


1. Longest Painting in the World










2. Largest Professional Oil Painting


Guinness Book of Records



3. Longest Drawing in the World




4. Fastest Painter in the World




The book of alternative records

5. World’s Largest Cardboard Sculpture




​6. World’s Largest Easel



​7. Longest Time Drawing on a Canvas While Suspended Upside Down in Midair


X the ArtPrize Michigan

NOTE :

Dear Friends X the Artprize Michigan is coming to an end soon....  When the  Artprize competition was over I had extended its lifespan  because no one had found it.  I will soon announce the deadline in the  news media with some more clues for you to discover the treasure.


World's Longest Painting: A Piece of History

World's Longest Painting: A Piece of History: World's LONGESTPAINTING is the most c ollected , controversial and unbeatable 2.5 mile long Guinness World Record since 2013. Visit ...

Artist SinGh : About Artist SinGh



Artist SinGh : About Artist SinGh: I am a well-known as  the inventor of LatroArt painting and drawing, a holder of several world records, a TV producer, the author of X t...

X the ArtPrize now available on itunes


X the ArtPrize

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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Published: Sep 21, 2017
  • Publisher: Blurb Inc.
  • Seller: Blurb, Inc.
  • Print Length: 112 Pages
  • Language: English
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Largest Professional Oil Painting: media

Largest Professional Oil Painting: About the Painting



Largest Professional Oil Painting: About the Painting: Largest professional oil painting by an individual measured 22.863 square meters and was created by Gurmej Singh aka Artist SinGh, as...

Largest Professional Oil Painting: Largest Professional Oil painting



Largest Professional Oil Painting: Largest Professional Oil painting

X the ArtPrize: Book

http://www.blurb.com/b/8179900-x-the-artprize

X the ArtPrize: Book: In my book X the ArtPrize , you can find clues to the treasure hunt and read about my fight for artistic freedom. I discuss my interaction ...

X the ArtPrize: What is x the Artprize?














X the ArtPrize: What is x the Artprize?: Starts on September 20th along with ArtPrize  X the ArtPrize What is X the ArtPrize? It’s a treasure hunt worth 1 million dollars. I...

Artist SinGh : News

Artist SinGh : News: Banned ArtPrize artist creates his own '$1M' counter-prize Banned ArtPrize Artist Says He's Hidden $100,000 In Grand R...

Artist SinGh : Books

http://www.blurb.com/b/8179900-x-the-artprize

Artist SinGh : Books: Order book About the Book   X the ArtPrize: Clue Book to Finding Treasure Worth 1 Million Dollars, works as a clue guide t...

Artist SinGh : About Artist SinGh





Artist SinGh : About Artist SinGh: I am a well-known as  the inventor of LatroArt painting and drawing, a holder of several world records, a TV producer, the author o...

Artist SinGh : Current Show



http://www.xtheartprize.com



Artist SinGh : Current Show: What is X the ArtPrize? It’s a treasure hunt worth 1 million dollars. It includes $100,000 in cash and $900,000 in art collectibles. I’...

Artist SinGhs World Records


World records by Artist SinGh


1. Longest Painting in the World










2. Largest Professional Oil Painting


Guinness Book of Records



3. Longest Drawing in the World




4. Fastest Painter in the World




The book of alternative records

5. World’s Largest Cardboard Sculpture




​6. World’s Largest Easel



​7. Longest Time Drawing on a Canvas While Suspended Upside Down in Midair