Play the Game, an exhibition of work by artist Paresh Hazra, takes a deeper take a look at life and existence

Play the Game, an exhibition of work by artist Paresh Hazra, takes a deep take a look at life and existence

For artist Paresh Hazra, as for nearly all of mankind, the uncertainty of life was introduced into sharp focus throughout the pandemic. Spending the larger a part of the lockdown in isolation in Maryland in the United States, was an opportunity for him to focus on his artwork.

Balakrishna or Baby Krishna and his antics have all the time been a favorite topic for Paresh. However, in Play the Game, his depiction of the little one god is a tad completely different from the regular — although he strikes a standard pose, Krishna is seen with a Rubik’s Cube.

“In my earlier series, I gave Radha’s and Krishna’s love story a barely trendy twist; Radha, perched on Krishna’s cycle, is exchanging candy nothings underneath the palms as an alternative of the kadamba timber. Instead of a naughty boy-god, Play the Game has an harmless child god, although the theme might be interpreted otherwise from individual to individual. My concept is of God taking part in a sport, looking for the greatest resolution to the Rubik’s Cube in his hand,” says Paresh.

Artist Paresh Hazra

Artist Paresh Hazra
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“Fate, future, gods and goddesses — to consider or not consider — the idea of God varies from man to man; as an artist I consider in the concept. In a society dominated by thinkers and their concepts, it was the faith of the ruling class that held sway. It was all the time an concept, adopted by a special ‘ism’: Socialism, Communism and the like, as a result of nobody is aware of of the absolute, common fact.”

The Bengaluru-based artist who has had reveals throughout the world, says he lives to color and write. “I take pleasure in crafting quick tales and occasions from my childhood in addition to penning summary concepts on utilising color, area and type. Whenever I’m free after portray, I write,” says Paresh, who’s presently placing down his ideas on world creation.

Townhouse by artist Paresh Hazra

Townhouse by artist Paresh Hazra
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His journeys to the US to go to his daughters opened his eyes to the completely different life-style there. “This was pre-COVID and but folks lived fairly remoted lives; nobody knew their neighbours or interacted with one another, although virtually all of them have been caring when it got here to their pets. The solely glimpse of their lives was via an open window or from a balcony. That life-style intrigued me and I’d think about tales about their lives. This line of thought impressed the Townhouse series.”

Paresh has used gouache and acrylic on canvas for the Townhouse and Play the Game series, and tempera for the Animal Kingdom series, all of that are at present on show.

Ganapathi by artist Paresh Hazra

Ganapathi by artist Paresh Hazra
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Painted over the previous two years, 25 canvases by artist Paresh Hazra will likely be on show at Gallery Time and Space, Lavelle Road, until September 17, 2022.

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