Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination in a visual form articulating appreciation for its beauty and emotional power. Our city has been the cradle of many artists who have made us proud and one of its finest exponents, Padmashree Paresh Maity needs no introduction as his paintings, sculptures and installations have won accolades across the world and keep the art lovers fascinated for their exquisite appeal and artistic delicacy.
Starting with water colors, Maity explores his artistry in the forms of sculptures and installations and has been awarded by almost every country of the world for his art works. A career spanning 40 years has given us some spectacular variety of art to embrace. Maity has 71 solo exhibitions under his belt in the cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kathmandu, Singapore, Chicago, Thun, Saint Moritz (Switzerland), Debrecen (Hungary), London, New York, Palo Alto (USA) to name a few.
Maity is ready with an exclusive and his biggest exhibition assimilating 40 years of his work in the city. â€œSound of Silenceâ€ â€“ as it is christened, shall showcase the installations, paintings and sculptures created by the artist and enlighten the art lovers of the city.
Sounds of Silence shall be running simultaneously at Birla Academy of Art & Culture (Garden), 108, 109, Southern Avenue, Kolkata â€“ 700029 from 12th December, 2015 to 7th January, 2016 and at CIMA Art Gallery, Sunny Towers(2nd Floor), 43, Asutosh Choudhury Avenue, Kolkata â€“ 700019 from 12th December, 2015 to 16th January, 2016
Many of the installations on display are being presented in India for the first time. Maity received the Padma Shri in 2014.