Four Points by Sheraton presented the show A Keralan Perspective for the first time since their 2008 exhibition Replacing works which focus on the Capital’s rich architecture. The paintings explore another area of India’s bounteous cultural history reflects the increasing cultural integration enabled uniquely by the world of art.
Maity’s work already features prominently at Four Points by Sheraton in the form of sculpture. Through The Orient is a series of twenty works inspired by the artistes 2005 visit to China.
The watercolours are a-typical of comparative shows currently on display which feature predominantly his large-scale oils.
Rather, this exhibition shows his mid-career preference for watercolour. In this instance, the technique of the artist is still delicate and entirely based on his exploration of light and atmosphere.
The colours – yellow, red, blue – depict less the actual colour spectrum of the scene, but rather the time of day and the feeling of light passing over the various landscapes.
In this series Maity also adopts a minimalism appropriate to Sino-aesthetics, as well as elements of calligraphy and line-work for which the country’s artwork is also famous.