"My colours are in layer. You can keep going into the different layers beneath. I use colour for perspective and light for body. I use strokes of colour like a language: the repetition of strokes is like repeating words…Basically my colours come from nature. In the 70s the sky on my canvas started becoming green, and then red. I realized that it was nothing new – it was all in nature. I enjoy creating new colours and juxtaposing them." - Paramjit Singh
Vadehra Art Gallery is excited to be presenting Paramjit Singh’s Drawings and Paintings, as part of his solo show. Singh’s brush charts a course on the canvas that gives the viewer panoramic visions of mystic landscapes. The bush, coated with thick pigment, does not rest before it has filled the entire surface; before the paint has ensured that all the natural forms in the frame have been given a colourful, tactile presence. The dappled areas of the sky and water too are rendered with a tactile feel. The lines etching out the grass, the leaves, the peduncle, seem to be possessed by a mysterious, lyrical musicality. The artist’s paintings create a continuum or series, evading the risk of self-duplication. Working both in the realist and the representational style, Singh’s canvases are gentle explorations of the possibilities that lie beyond the urban world that surrounds us; beyond the noises and sounds and streets packed with vehicles. Singh’s art is significant in its creation of a space for itself, and of an aesthetic haven for its viewers.