ARTIS­TIC SEN­SA­TION

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One of In­dia’s most cel­e­brated artists, both within the coun­try and over­seas, is adding another feather to his cap with his sec­ond ex­hi­bi­tion in Sin­ga­pore on Jan­uary 13 and 14, 2014. Paresh Maity’s lat­est col­lec­tion in­cludes 20 oil can­vases themed on the con­cept of meta­mor­pho­sis and ex­plores the tran­si­tion from the mun­dane to the med­i­ta­tive. His works evoke soft­ness through bold colours, pas­sion through sub­tlety and this par­tic­u­lar col­lec­tion is haunt­ing—it cap­tures sym­bolic el­e­ments of light and shadow and tan­gi­bly cre­ates the in­trigue of ro­mance that art is some­times so good at cap­tur­ing. The col­lec­tion also pays ho­mage to Krumlov, an an­cient Czech city Maity re­cently vis­ited. The city’s look and feel is whim­si­cally yet faith­fully por­trayed in the vivid paint­ings. With over 60 ex­hi­bi­tions un­der his belt, the rea­son why Maity is such a favourite with art crit­ics is be­cause of the sheer depth and ex­panse of his work; he has dab­bled in wa­ter colour, oils, mixed me­dia, photography, sculp­tures and in­stal­la­tions. Or­gan­ised by Gallery Su­mukha in Ban­ga­lore, the up­com­ing event pre­cedes the Sin­ga­pore Arts Stage event, which will be held from Jan­uary 16 to 19, 2014.

MAITY’S ELO­QUENTLY EX­PRES­SIVE PAINT­INGS USE THE TECH­NIQUE OF

IM­PASTO TO CRE­ATE A HAUNT­INGLY LAST­ING IM­PRES­SION AS SEEN IN

‘ GRACE’ ( INSET)

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