New Delhi: For leading multimedia contemporary artist Paresh Maity, a globalised painter with an eye for diversity of Indian life, "identity is very important for any form of art to flourish". "I can be removed from my own heritage, but I cannot lose touch with it. Proper globalisation of Indian art is possible only when heritage meets modernity. If there is no root, you are baseless," Maity told IANS.
The waterscapes of riverine Bengal, the golden light of the Thar and the cosmopolitan colours of the bustling capital, have all come together on the canvas of Maity, who will be honoured with the prestigious Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education-2012, in the capital on Monday. The artist says his journey from Midnapore to Kolkata and then to Delhi, Rajasthan and around the world in the last two decades has changed his colour palette, formats of creative expression and returned him closer to his roots as an idol artisan in a strange way.
Maity is known for his cutting-edge mechanical western-style installations, bronze sculptures and giant paintings of more than seven feet. "It is always better to know your roots and build your artistic dimensions around it," the artist said about the essence of global Indian art. "You can have a different language, but the content of your art must be from your culture," he said.
The 47-year-old artist is making a 12-foot installation of the seven cities of Delhi for the India Art Summit 2013.
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