Paresh Maity : Infinite Mild


‘Infinite Mild’, a serious and multi-genre upcoming exhibition of the work of the famend artist Paresh Maity, is a present of the sort that, neither in scale nor grandeur, has India witnessed earlier than. With the present opening within the nation’s capital on the fifth of November, 2022 at Bikaner Home, sculptures and Set up from this physique of labor can even be showcased on the India Habitat Middle from the eleventh of November onward. Introduced collectively by 4 (4) galleries representing the artist, the exhibition is unfold over a interval of 5 (5) months, throughout the 4 (4) metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore, and brings collectively the varied artwork kinds that Paresh has explored throughout his creative journey. The huge repertoire of artworks on show span a timeframe from the 1990’s to his most up-to-date creations, every one bearing his signature power and mastery over medium and color, combining components of work, giant scale installations, sculpture, theatre and soundscape.

Exhibition Curatorial Advisor Ranjit Hoskote says “Paresh Maity’s artwork embodies a deep fascination with mild as a shaping energy, with color as a floor of being, and with the human being as witness and participant in epic-scale cosmic dramas. This exhibition maps his funding in portray, drawing, sculpture and set up, in addition to his quiet and lifelong preoccupation with ceramics. In every of those kinds, Maity interprets into aesthetic propositions his reminiscences of panorama and riverscape, the sensations he has absorbed throughout his journeys throughout India and the world, and his ceaseless pleasure within the face of the world’s altering moods and seasons.”

The artist has been working tirelessly to comprehend this challenge, and he (Paresh Maity) says: “This exhibition is a fruits of years of quest, searching for to seize the essence of nature. Crucial inspiration in my work is nature. It’s nature that makes me need to paint. As an artist I observe, understand and picture – a picture kinds itself which I then categorical on canvas.

Impulse is all the time there, it’s inherent, once I paint I attempt to categorical that interior essence and depict that onto my paintings. In spite of everything, I’m deep down a religious individual. It’s the spirit that drives me and my work. In life whereas we attempt to seize what we see, we additionally maintain altering our means of seeing modifications. The best way I checked out a panorama 30 years in the past isn’t what I see now. A basis of minimalist moods has entered my strategy, it dictates what I translate onto the canvas or the paper. I’m enamoured by the magic of sunshine. I dwell day-after-day of life simply absorbing and understanding mild for its qualities of magic and caprice. Color helps to specific mild, not the bodily phenomenon. It’s not straightforward to seize it. Typically I really feel as I’m chasing it, it has gone. This elusive high quality compels me to review it nearer. You possibly can see this play of sunshine in virtually all my works. Even in abstraction you possibly can see the play of luminosity. My journey has led me, not solely to the invention of the chiaroscuro of sunshine and shade, but additionally to an interior tranquility – a quiet glow which I hope will act as a beacon of sunshine to information me on my journey within the years to come back.”

Honoured with the Padma Shri by the Authorities of India, Paresh has held greater than eighty (80) solo exhibitions of his work throughout the globe in the middle of his profession. His works have been acquired by main establishments together with the British Museum, London, the Rubin Museum of Artwork, New York, the Nationwide Gallery of Fashionable Artwork, New Delhi, and the Birla Academy of Artwork and Tradition, Kolkata. A number of books have been printed on his artwork. Amongst his public artwork is a monumental portray at Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport, New Delhi, one of many longest work on this planet.

About The Present:

ART ALIVE GALLERY | DELHI |Bikaner Home: Middle for Modern Artwork & Residing Traditions Middle – fifth – 18th November, 2022 | India Habitat Middle: Visible Arts Gallery & IHC Atrium – Twelfth- twenty fifth November, 2022 | Artwork Alive Gallery: 1st December – tenth January, 2023
ART MUSINGS | MUMBAI | Snow Ball Studio – third December 2022 – tenth January 2023 | Jehangir Artwork Gallery- eighth – thirteenth December, 2022 | Artwork Musings – 14th – thirty first December, 2022

CIMA | KOLKATA | Centre of Worldwide Fashionable Artwork – Twelfth December, 2022

GALLERY SUMUKHA | BENGALURU | Gallery Sumukha – 4th Feb, 2023

Spanning almost 4 a long time of his creative oeuvre, he has created and explored varied mediums in artwork together with watercolour, oil and acrylic work, blended media, sculptures and pictures.

The frilly visible language of Paresh Maity traverses by way of the varied feelings and experiences the artist has garnered through the years, proper from the religious Ghats of Benaras to the tranquil lagoons of Venice, the colors of the Indian panorama to the grandeur and celebration of Indian festivals, Maity has explored all of it by way of his vivid artworks unfold throughout varied mediums:


Paresh Maity has mapped geographies throughout the globe capturing it on his canvas, from cities to hamlets, nations to continents and information his impressions in what has develop into a visible diary of his painterly life.


Paresh Maity’s paintings all the time mesmerizes viewers by way of their vibrant colors and wealthy textural high quality.


Increasing the versatile nature of his artwork, the artist brings to you distinctive ceramics, rendered in his signature fashion carrying motifs all through.


His sculptures are characterised by wealthy colors and textures, and are characterised by a dynamic high quality; the sculptures take form as they carry to life daring characters represented metaphorically by way of visible symbols.


Paresh Maity began doing watercolours on the age of ten and has been doing it over forty years. Mastering the artwork of dealing with watercolour, his ardour for the medium and experiment with the identical has led him to profitable many recognitions for his watercolours nationally and internationally.


Paresh Maity’s artworks and installations all the time mesmerizes viewers by way of their vibrancy and wealthy conceptual depth.


The present will characteristic 4 movies conceptualized and directed by Paresh Maity:

In Search of Tranquility, based mostly on the distinct fantastic thing about Varanasi, Enduring Varieties, the place the artist molds photographs from his vibrant visible language into kinds, A Search Inside, the place he explores his creations on textile and Glazed Strains, a movie on Paresh Maity’s exploration with Ceramics.

In regards to the Galleries:

The 4 galleries who’re presenting the exhibition have labored with Maity over a time period, and have collaborated with him on plenty of exhibitions. Their involvement on this challenge celebrates their ongoing dedication to Maity’s artwork, and his dedication to them as fellow travellers on his expansive journey.


“We’re extraordinarily excited to current Infinite Mild, a 4 metropolis solo presentation by Paresh Maity which is able to preview in Delhi in November, 2022. This would be the first-ever exhibition of this magnitude to be seen by the viewers which is able to unfold throughout a number of venues within the places of Bikaner Home and India Habitat Centre. Infinite Mild makes an attempt to seize the essence of Paresh Maity’s creative apply – the varied materiality, the religious experiences garnered by his numerous travels and his experiments with mild, texture and kinds. This exhibition will showcase the distinctive aesthetic of the artist’s oeuvre created over three a long time and unfold over varied mediums – oil, watercolours, blended media, ceramics, textile and set up. Artwork Alive will have a good time this distinctive physique of labor by way of many packages similar to curated walkthroughs, meet the artist periods, workshops and way more.”

Sunaina Anand (Gallery Director)


“Paresh Maity and Artwork Musings share an incredible journey spanning over three a long time – a gallery-artist bond that goes past the boundaries that outline it, to a relationship cemented in deep belief and heat friendship. Working with him on this mammoth exhibition has been actually thrilling. The works on exhibit span 3 a long time, in addition to current artworks which show a shift; a contact of abstraction has come into his artwork, the work are extra conceptual and interact the viewer to attract their very own narrative. On this newest sequence, Paresh has drawn from a variety of experiences and travels, from influences of literature, movie and historical past, and there’s a new dimension in these densely layered artworks. Paresh is at a stage in his journey the place he is ready to be fearlessly experimental. It has been fascinating to see his evolution; carrying the essence of his previous together with his imaginative and prescient firmly mounted on the longer term.”

Sangeeta Raghavan (Gallery Director)


“Infinite Mild” is predominantly an summary of and perception into Paresh Maity’s profound ties with Varanasi, his metropolis of affection. It’s in regards to the artist’s seek for the interior fact of life and Varanasi emerges as his metaphorical protagonist.

Mild is the essence of life; so is darkness. One exists for the opposite. They’re inseparable. In Infinite Mild, Paresh Maity makes the delicate interaction of illumination and darkness the core premise of his artwork. Lots of his works right here border on magic realism the place life, time, reminiscence, area and kind merge making a mesmeric after-feel. Paresh veers us by way of the infinite shadows hidden throughout the winding lanes of Varanasi; he throws mild on the ageless cracks and crevices of life itself, rendering a subtext that’s mystical, magical and eternally mysterious.

The Kolkata chapter options work in oil and acrylic, watercolours, sculptures, ceramics and drawings overlaying virtually three a long time of Paresh Maity’s artistic oeuvre. A number of of the works pay deep homage to western modernist kinds, evolving steadily to minimalist and summary concepts and compositions”

Rakhi Sarkar (Gallery Director)


“My affiliation with Paresh Maity goes again a number of a long time. I’ve additionally identified him to attract inspiration and concepts for his work from every thing – whether or not it’s the life round him, nature, tradition or individuals. His huge travels have had a profound impact on his work. I’ve seen him transfer from figuration to abstraction to landscapes, and undertake completely different mediums – watercolours, oils, sculpture, pictures, set up – and has excelled in any respect of them. If there’s one factor that’s clear from even a cursory look at his work, it’s his fascination with the play of sunshine, particularly at daybreak and nightfall. That is evident in virtually all of the sequence he’s produced. Heat colors, stark contrasts and a way of magic that his works convey kind an abiding and enduring a part of his attract.”

Premilla Baid (Gallery Director)

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