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Stellar International Art Foundation Presents 'Through the Orient' by Paresh Maity
Raman Goyal | 16 Feb 2015

The artwork, which is a part of the private collection of Anita and Sudhir Choudhrie, presents Maity's series on China, painted over a 2005 visit to the country.

On 6th February 2015, New Delhi: Stellar International Art Foundation presented Paresh Maity's watercolour series of twenty art pieces in an event held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, New Delhi. The artwork, which is a part of the private collection of Anita and Sudhir Choudhrie, presents Maity's series on China, painted over a 2005 visit to the country.

Founded in 2008, the Art Foundation encompasses over 600 works by an array of renowned Indian and Western contemporary artists ranging from painting to sculpture. This collection began in the 1970s when the Choudhrie family began showing interest in works of art. This interest then soon transformed into close personal relationships with some of the prominent Indian contemporary artists like late Mr M F Husain, Paresh Maity and Jayasri Burman amongst others. The Foundation that endeavours to promote artists through various international exhibition, loans and publications, often organising events to display the most prominent contemporary art works.

The exhibition that displayed Maity's mid-career penchant for watercolours also showcased ten pieces from his series that have never been put out to the public eye. While his expertise lies in fusing artwork with well-marked primary colours from his homeland, Maity, for his 'Through the Orient' collection adopts a minimalistic approach to Sino-aesthetics along with elements of calligraphy and line-work.

Familiarising the strong relationship the artist shares both with the Foundation and the Choudhrie family, a video of Maity's first show with the foundation was also shown during the event. Adorned by the presence of Mr Maity himself and his artist wife Jayasri Burman, the exhibition garnered an overwhelming response from a line of guests that included private and corporate collectors, members of the local Gurgaon community, and luminaries from the Four Points by Sheraton Group.