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    Sale 1975

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 16

    PARAMJIT SINGH (B. 1935)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    PARAMJIT SINGH (B. 1935)
    Untitled
    signed 'Paramjit Singh' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    36 x 54 in. (91.4 x 137.2 cm.)
    Painted in 2007


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    "Rising above the thin dividing line between realism and abstraction, Paramjit transforms his picture-space into an animated painting-space with abundance of brush strokes which had become his signature. On close observation, these brush strokes are unbelievably rugged and broken without giving clue to how they function as suggestion of leaves, grass, the pathway or the water body. Nevertheless they do integrate perfectly at a distance giving clear indication of the artist's mastery over his method of handling the brush and pigments. Even though Paramjit's treatment of pigments is reminiscent of some of the Impressionist masters, he had very well absorbed it into his personal technique."
    (A. Ramachandran, Paramjit Singh, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2002.)

    Literature

    Nature's Labyrinth, Recent Work by Paramjit Singh, Vadehra Art Gallery, 2006, p. 40 (illustrated)


    Exhibited

    New Delhi, Vadehra Art Gallery, Paramjit Singh, 2006
    London, Grosvenor Vadehra, Paramjit Singh, 2006