“If you paint directly from nature, what you have is a direct transformation”.
‘You can capture the moment, the emotion, the feeling, and the light.”
Nature has always been a part of his psyche and surrounding and has found its
due place in his paintings in its myriad forms. He is the master of water colour
with an ability to interpret light in terms of pure colours. “Capturing the
moment” is what he laid stress on and chooses to work directly from nature- on
Born- 1965, West Bengal Paresh Maity studied in Government College of Arts and Crafts,
College of Art New Delhi.
He has progressed from an early realism to a moody expressionistic and
atmospheric style and his oil paintings in bold colours lent a graphic quality to his
paintings. And gradually the atmospheric scenery gave in to representations of the human
forms. Unlike others he did not use pencil, pen and ink instead he used the
colour directly with the brush to indicate tonal contrasts along with the
distinctiveness of applying the highlights as well as the darker tonalities. A very
skilled artist with a versatile palette and treatment of colour and texture Paresh
Maity’s works are poetry in colours.
He is a prolific painter spanning over 40-year long career and has painted the longest
painting in India, a mural that stretches up-to 850 feet. He has participated in around 80
solo shows worldwide.
Paresh Maity is the recipient of the fourth highest civilian order, Padma Shri in 2014; of
Eastern Eye Editor’s Special Award for contribution in field of art in Royal Festival Hall,
London in 2016, Cartier Award, St. Moritz. Switzerland Art Masters, 2014, Hall of Fame by
Hello (Times of India Group) in 2013, Governor';s Gold Medal from Academy of Fine Arts,
Kolkata1988, Gold Medal, USSR, in 1983 amongst many other prestigious ones.
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