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BASE PRICE : INR 300,000 Title: Pet Farm #6 Size (H x W):30" x 30" Medium: Tempera on canvas board Description: Paresh Hazra remains unafraid to distort the figure to convey deep social wounds. This painting cannot be rolled. Painted in 2016
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Artist Profile :
Born in Tamluk, Midnapore District, West Bengal in 1952. He completed his Art education from the Government Art College, Calcutta, completed his post graduation in the Teaching of Art in 1980 and continued his career as an Art Teacher in Bangalore till 2005.
He has held more than 25 solo exhibitions at various cities in India and abroad. He has participated in several group shows in Germany, France, UK, USA and Switzerland, where many of his paintings are in important personal collections. He has received the Silver Medal at the Oriental Art Society, Calcutta in 1977 and the Birla Academy Award, Calcutta in 1990.
One of the few artists that still work with old egg tempera, Paresh incorporates fiber textures into the surface of the canvas. His masques depict stylized heads enveloped by plant tendrils. The artist draws freely from both Indian and Western traditions with masterful technique, humour and imagination.
He lives and works in Bangalore and Shantiniketan.
"Paresh Hazra was born and brought up in a village Khanyadihi in West Bengal. He studied at the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata, and in 1981, moved to Bengaluru. A storyteller at heart, he merely drops hints and lets art lovers find the story for themselves. Hazra experiments with textures using objects like string, fabric, and gauze. He mainly uses natural colours. Natural pigments have a longer life, he explains, and remain vibrant throughout, unlike chemical paints.
He immersed himself in creating art in every possible form and dimension while traveling his own country and the world. The exposure to various societies got him in touch with some remarkably talented and passionate individuals who helped him further enhance and achieve his creative pursuits.
People alone have not limited his inspiration; his work is also largely influenced by folk songs, lives of simple tribal people and their folk motifs. Having worked on such subjects he looks forward to bridging these folk elements in my paintings with the contemporary.”- - excerpt from a review by Akhila Damodaran.