Manu Parekh: Recent Works

5 November 2019 - 11 November 2019

Lalit Kala Akademi, Gallery No. 1 to 4 and Foyer 35, Rabindra Bhavan, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi, India

Manu Parekh, Flower Sutra at Assi Ghat, 2019, Image courtesy of the artist

Saffronart will host a book launch and exhibition titled Manu Parekh: Recent Paintings at the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi from 5 – 11 November 2019. Featuring 42 works created over the course of a single year, the exhibition explores the myriad influences that have informed Parekh’s oeuvre, including nature, worship and ritual, theatre and film, as well as the work of other seminal artists and his own previous works. The exhibition follows the successful retrospective, Manu Parekh: 60 Years of Selected Works hosted by the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai in
2018.

Born in 1939 in Gujarat, Manu Parekh completed a Diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai in 1962. The Delhi-based artist’s vibrant paintings explore contradictions and provoke viewers to take notice of the world around them. Benaras as a city has come to play an integral role in Parekh’s work after his first visit there following his father’s death. This holy city of hope and faith offered a vast number of juxtapositions and has been frequently revisited in Parekh’s paintings over the years.

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