Paresh Maity

INDIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTIST
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- Born in 1965 in Tamluk, Purba Mednipur, West Bengal, India
- Lives and works in New Delhi, India
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UNDERSTANDING THE ARTIST
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A leading contemporary artist in the country, Maity's paintings are infused with a sense and feel of today's India. They are a reflection of real people and real situations and are accessible to everyone. He borrows generously from the rich and vibrant culture of our country. Maity strives to make his paintings as contemporary as possible. He says history adds the essence, however his essence is to capture the Indian experience of today. 
Maity's experiments with medium are a sample of his artistic versatility. One can also see the extensive use of sculptures and installations. What is characteristic of Maity's work is the thought behind it. While he usually begins the painting with abstract shapes, it gradually develops into something easily decipherable. The fabulous figures are suffused with a gamut of emotions and unspoken words surrounding them. The colours are vibrant and bold, whereas shapes and figures are very much Indian, drawn from the country's rich culture, tradition and history. 
The play of light is deeply rooted in his impressionist influences thus conveying that light representing enlightenment and art, when blended, lead to the creation of the universe. 
Nature as the premise of Maity's scope of work as there is an unmistakable tone of mood and memory, array of colours and the transparent depth of his watercolours that makes Maity’s art a synthesis of creativity and thought. Maity weaves into his psychological stream the many faces of nature. This visual experience is as much about self-discovery as it is about narration. 
Relationships are given precedence in his themes as each piece reflects upon the extent of relationships that exist between men and women that surround and thrive among us in every country, every continent.  
Maity always invariably strives to bring newness to his art. 
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SELECTED IMAGES
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Paresh Maity, Home Coming, 2014, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in
Paresh Maity, Delhi 7, oil on steel metal trunk & mirror
Paresh Maity, Aarti (Breaking Meditation), 2005, oil on canvas, 72 x 72 in
Paresh Maity, Fantasy, 2015, brass and metallic paint, 76 x 123 x 30in, weight around 450 kg
Paresh Maity, Gods Own Country, 2010, oil on canvas, 84 x 132 in
Paresh Maity, Flying Dream, 2011, oil on fibre and light, 84 x 96 x 24 in
Paresh Maity, Intimacy, 2004, gouache on paper board, 30 x 23 in
Paresh Maity, Landscapes, 1987, watercolour on canvas, 55 x 73 cm
Paresh Maity, Untitled, 2014, figurative medium water colour on paper, 24 x 20 in
Paresh Maity, Mystic Adobe - An Installation of Bells, 2014, brass bell, steal bar, and metallic paint, 145 x 175 x 103 in

 

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