For all the lovers of colors, canvas and creations of art and craft, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi presents an exhibition of artist Paresh Maity’s works at the Sydney Contemporary 2015 for the first time in Australia from 10th September-13th September, 2015. The show is supported by Westpac, Australia’s leading bank and will be previewed at Sydney Contemporary 2015.
Paresh Maity who is known to play with colours with great skill and finesse and has worked across various medium for more than 20 years, is one of India’s leading contemporary artists, his art practice takes its inspiration from nature and is as much about capturing the essence of landscapes as it is about the atmosphere of human emotions.
With bold juxtapositions and stylized, often romantic faces, his paintings embrace the fullness of the Indian experience while transporting viewers across a kind of universal journey. His signature yellows, vermilions, and indigos proudly celebrate the dazzling palimpsest of India’s ancient cultures and rituals, but also embody and revitalise our individual and intimate passions for life and love.
For Paresh Maity travel, both with one’s imagination and body, remains a fundamental prerequisite for art, and yet ultimately his works transcend all geographies to speak directly to one’s soul.
He is the recipient of the Royal Watercolour Society in London, the Harmony Award in Mumbai, the Governors’ Gold Medal from Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata, Pt. Ravi Shanker Award from College of Art in New Delhi All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society has awarded him twice for best water-colour painting.
He was awarded for outstanding painting by Birla Academy of Art and Culture. He was honoured with the Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education in 2012. In 2013, he was awarded with the ‘Hello! Hall of Fame Award’ for ‘The Artist of the Year 2013’ and also received ‘Shera Bengali’ for Art. In February 2014, he was honoured with Padma Shri by the Government of India, one of the highest civilian awards in India, for his contribution to the Art world.
Paresh has had over seventy solo exhibitions to his credit held all over the world including India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, France, U.K. and USA. His latest painting, one of the longest in the world is 800 ft on display at T3 Terminal at Indira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi.
To have the works of Paresh Maity displayed in Australia is certainly something to look forward to. Sunaina Anand, Director, Art Alive said, ‘It will be the gallery’s debut in Australia as an attempt to explore new markets for Indian art.
This will be Paresh’s first major showing in Australia. Paresh is a well acclaimed Indian contemporary artist whose works have a large audience across the globe. His works reflects multiple facets of life. His latest series of paintings focus on his ongoing search for harmony, peace and celebration of mankind.’
The exhibition is undertaken by Art Alive Gallery which was founded in 2001 by Sunaina Anand. The Gallery has effectively carved its own position in the art world through innovatively curated shows, critically-edged publications, intra-disciplinary events, etc.
The gallery has made its international presence with shows at the Royal College of Arts, London, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Jebiwool Art Museum, Seoul among others. Art Alive has also presented ‘A Mystic Journey’ an exclusive collection of artist Paresh Maity’s watercolour works, as a part of the India Calling! 2010 event in Chicago.
The gallery deals with the works of most of the well known names in Indian contemporary art such as S. H. Raza, Sakti Burman, Krishen Khanna, Anjolie Ela Menon, Jogen Chowdhury, Laxma Goud, Thota Vaikuntam, Manu Parekh, Paresh Maity, Sujata Bajaj, Jayasri Burman, Senaka Senanayake, Maité Delteil, P R Daroz, Raghu Rai among others.
Art Alive has published an extraordinary range of books, including catalogues with critically analytical text; limited edition art portfolios with artist’s signatures like litho works by T. Vaikuntam, Paresh Maity and Jogen Chowdhury. Amongst the publications are sketch on life and art of S.H. Raza, T.Vaikuntam and Laxma Goud in the ‘Master Series’ and the first volume of ‘Faces of Indian Art’ that offers an inside view into the studio of the artist through the lens of Nemai Ghosh and profile text by distinguished art writers and critics.
Also are monographic books with large reproductions of their works on K.S. Radhakrishnan and Paresh Maity and Jayasri Burman, Raghu Rai. Recently, Art Alive has released a publication on eminent artist Sakti Burman in collaboration with Skira, Italy.
Art Alive aspires to build visually and aesthetically active visual experience and contribute to the growth of Indian Art. To showcase Indian Contemporary Art, locally, nationally and internationally; the gallery actively venture into collaborative programmes and participate in several national and international festivals and fairs.
The exhibition is supported by Westpac, Australia’s first bank that has a long history of supporting the Indian community and 200 years of experience in helping people set up their new lives in Australia. The bank now has over 70 branches nationally servicing the Indian community. In addition, Westpac also has multilingual ATMs and over 1,700 Hindi speaking staff in their network.
Their Mumbai branch is equipped to offer retail banking products and services. Customers can enjoy Westpac banking services and products such as investing funds in attractive deposit options in India through the Mumbai branch, and even seamlessly conduct foreign currency remittance to India, as well as foreign currency repatriation.
Customers can open a Non-Resident Ordinary Rupee Account, a Non-Resident (External) Rupee Account, and a Foreign Currency Non Resident (Bank) Account which can be done through contacting ones nearest Westpac branch in Australia.
Westpac also offers wholesale banking services via its Mumbai Branch.
Exhibition will be held at: Sydney Contemporary 2015, from 10th – 13th September, 2015, at- 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (Cnr Codrington Street) Sydney, Australia.
Ms. Sunaina Anand, Director, Art Alive Gallery
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Ms. Priyanka Nadkarni,
Marketing Manager, Asia
Westpac Banking Corporation
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