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)