Art Alive Gallery presents "The World on a Canvas" A visual travelogue of Paresh Maity at Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhavan, Copernicus Marg > 11am-7pm on 13th-27th March 2010
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Place : Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhavan, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi-110001
Event Details : Art Alive Gallery presents, “The World on a Canvas”, a solo show featuring a visual travelogue of Paresh Maity’s works. The show promises to be a first of its kind, as it features works done by Paresh Maity from 1983 to the present, inspired from his many travels in India and abroad. To mark the show, a book on the artist’s travels written by eminent film personality Sharmila Tagore, featuring the works of Paresh Maity along with Nemai Ghosh’s photographs of the artist at work will be released.
The show will include the artist’s drawings, watercolours, oils, mixed media and sculptures drawn from his travels over the years. The highlight of the show is a large installation done by the artist and Paresh Maity’s short-films ‘The Mystic Melody- A day in the golden desert’ and The Magic of Monsoons – Montage, Moments, Memories.
Travels are a crucial part of Paresh Maity’s life, and travels are the life of Paresh’s art. Paresh has mapped both the country and the world, from cities to hamlets, from countries to continents, carrying with him his brushes and paints. Seeking inspiration from landscapes and monuments, from history and people, he has the ability to perch anywhere to sketch, draw or paint, amidst crowds or all by himself, as he records his impressions in what has become a visual diary of his painterly life.
His travels have taken him to many destinations – Kolkata, Kerala, Rajasthan and Varanasi in India and London, Venice, China, Egypt and Mexico abroad. Paresh instinctively imbibes the essence of each place in his works and every place he visits equips him with a new vocabulary.
In this visual voyage that is as much about self-discovery as story-telling, Paresh creates some of his most endearing and refreshing works on these destinations. Providing the perfect accompaniment to this visual journey are the arresting portraits of the artist at work by Nemai Ghosh, celebrated for his stills of Satyajit Ray's films. Rarely has so much effort gone into providing such exhaustive visual reference, and for those who love Paresh Maity’s art, or have been observers of Nemai Ghosh’s black-and-white photography, this show and the book provide a delightful jugalbandi that is an extraordinary treat.
The text for the book is written by Sharmila Tagore, the well-known actress and an admirer of Paresh’s art. Sharmila Tagore charts Paresh’s journey from the small town of Tamluk where he first realised his true calling as an artist, to Venice, which enthralled the colourist in him. Drawing from memory, experiences and incidents gathered from her exchanges with the artist, Sharmila successfully manages to present to the reader a side to the artist which has hitherto remained unknown.
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Art Alive Gallery presents "The World on a Canvas" A visual travelogue of Paresh Maity at Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhavan, Copernicus Marg > 11am-7pm on 13th-27th March 2010 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on 05:22 Rating: