Paramjit Bawa: Nature's Labyrinth

7 - 30 November 2007

 This major solo exhibition was open in Grosvenor Vadehra’s premises in New Delhi [13th – 26th October 07] before traveling to London in early November.

 

For Paramjit Singh, landscape painting is a genre suitable for expressing the arcane and the ethereal. For him the phenomenal world hides something more than what is immediately perceived. Paramjit’s lush Indian landscapes have an otherworldly quality, most notably due to the complete absence of humans, animals, birds etc from his works.

 

His hills and woodlands have no bearing on specific places. This, combined with the landscape’s loaded silence, creates an air of serenity and mystery. “In the midst of this urbanization, Paramjit's paintings may seem a bit out of place. Yet his art is significant for creating a space for itself and an aesthetic haven for its viewers”

Paramjit’s works are unconventional in their use of a finite number of forms. He occupies himself with only the sky, earth, water, trees, shrubs and grass, sometimes vaguely suggested and other times presented as a dark mass.

Born in 1935 in Amritsar, Paramjit Singh was the founder member of 'The Unknown', a group of young painters and sculptors based in Delhi, where he now lives and works. He has had numerous solo & group exhibitions both in India and abroad, examples include: 2007 Grosvenor Vadehra, London; 1997 Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore; 1996 City Art Centre, Hong Kong by Gallery Maya; 1994 Art Biennale, Cairo, Egypt.