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Come November 10,the entire Jehangir Art Gallery will be filled with Paresh Maity’s imposing works. This art hub will showcase large-scale and latest creations of the Delhi-based artist during the week-long exhibition called Montage Moments Memories.

Written by Alaka Sahani |
November 5, 2009 4:13:11 am

The scale of Paresh Maity’s work grows larger as Mumbai hosts his solo after four years

Come November 10,the entire Jehangir Art Gallery will be filled with Paresh Maity’s imposing works. This art hub will showcase large-scale and latest creations of the Delhi-based artist during the week-long exhibition called Montage Moments Memories. The event shows his ambition to scale a creative high — and the size of his work is not the only criterion to judge that. This time,Mumbai will be privy to his exploration of various mediums — sculpture,photography and video work,apart from the regular watercolour and oil paintings—to produce some brilliant results.

“Exploring various mediums was a spontaneous decision. The search for change often offers a new dimension and helps in finding a fresh language,” says the 44-year-old. The exhibits include a suite of paintings titled Mystic City; bronze sculptural works from the Face to Face series with large angular faces; and Faces of Life for which the artists has worked over the photographed image in pen and ink.

As the scale of his work grew,the artist found the challenges mounting. “Some of the oil paintings are 20×10,20×6 and 20×5 feet big. It’s difficult to carry out larger compositions. But when artists attempt public art,the size of their creations grows bigger,” he reveals.

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Not surprisingly,what stands out—other than his enormous creations—is his desire to interact with the public. “This show is as much for the public as for the art connoisseurs. That’s the reason,the exhibition will be held at Jehangir Art Gallery for a week (till November 15),before moving to Art Musings for its second run from November 16 to December 8,” he adds.

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First published on: 05-11-2009 at 04:13:11 am

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