bold painter in every might, Paresh Maity has dabbled in all mediums, be it watercolour, oil or even sculptures. He highlights the hidden and oft-seen beauty of India’s vast landscapes, and has thus, among a vast body of work, recreated the rustic flavours of Rajasthan, the serene allure of Shantiniketan and even the breathtaking frescoes at AjantaEllora.
He has to his credit almost over 70 solo exhibitions held across the world
COLOUR MY WORLD A behemoth in the global art scenario, the versatile work of Paresh Maity forces one to see beauty in a new light. W O R D S| R AM YA JS D' ROZ A RIO
His works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and America. Deeply inspired by Rabindranath Tagore, he organised an exhibition of watercolours Shesh Lekha (Last Words) on the occasion of Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary, at the National Gallery of Modern Art, in Delhi and Mumbai. He also has to his credit a monumental feat of creating one of the longest paintings in the world. Set over 800 ft, the Indian Odyssey is on display at T3 Terminal at Indira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi. Welcoming tourists and travellers from across the world, this work of art focusses on the rich diversity of India. Spiceroute catches up with the man himself and delves deeper into the mind and motives of the renowned Indian painter.
“THE ARTIST IS A RECEPTACLE FOR EMOTIONS THAT COME FROM ALL OVER THE PLACE: FROM THE SKY, FROM THE EARTH, FROM A SCRAP OF PAPER, FROM A PASSING SHAPE, FROM A SPIDER'S WEB.” Pablo Picasso March 2015 | www.spiceroutemag.com