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ART Husband-wife duo Paresh Maity and Jayasri Burman exhibited their paintings in other art works at Art Stage Singapore 2013

A wide rangeParesh Maity’s work
A wide rangeParesh Maity’s work

Artistes Paresh Maity and Jayasri Burman are well-known for their distinct artistic styles.

Their paintings capture the different aspects of life and Nature with startling creativity. The husband-wife duo this year exhibited their respective art works at Art Stage Singapore 2013. Paresh Maity’s River Of Memories depict his love for water and boats as well as his travels.

He is a well-known water colourist and his immense talent can be understood from his paintings of rivers and architectural wonders from Calcutta to Varanasi and Venice to China in brilliant reds and muted tones of yellow and blue. There is a spiritual quality to the paintings that attracts the viewer.

Paresh, in a telephonic conversation, describes one of his most outstanding installations River Of Memories made of brass and mirror, showcased at Art Stage this year : “I made a skeletal boat surrounded by smaller boats on a glass platform, giving the shape of water.” Paresh, a graduate in Fine Arts from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata, and the Delhi College of Art, who is at equal ease with oil on canvas.

The nationally and internationally recognised artiste has held over 60 exhibitions in his 30-year-career. His works range from scenery to representations of the human form, moving from the academic to abstract style. His paintings stand out for their beautiful colours and bold lines.

Jayasri, a graduate from Kala Bhavan in Shantiniketan and the Visual College of Art, Kolkata, is a renowned water colourist. For Art Stage 2013, her series of water colour paintings, pen and ink revolves around the theme of nurturing women. The niece of artiste Sakti Burman, Jayasri learnt print making in Paris. She is known for her female figures as well as mythic elements that have a distinct character to them, earning a name in India and abroad. “The theme of the exhibition is women. Through my works, I portray the need to nurture our women,” says Jayasri. This is the third time that Paresh Maity has exhibited his works. “I have exhibited two major installations twice before at Art Stage.

The first installation was Procession for which I created large, life-like ants using motorbike parts, light and wood.

The second was Memory for which I used 365 lanterns with light and sound.”

SRAVASTI DATTA

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