Artist Profile
Profile of Paramjit Singh
 

Paramjit Singh was born in the year 1935, in Amritsar, Punjab. He grew up in a pastoral peasantry. He received his Diploma in Fine Arts from Delhi Polytechnic in 1958 and did Print- making from Atelier Nord, Norway in 1973. As predominantly a landscape painter he was the founder member of “The Unknown”, comprising young painters and sculptors. Singh’s brush charts a course on the canvas that gives the viewer panoramic visions of mystic landscapes. The thick pigment on the brush would not rest, it seems, before it has filled the whole space, before it has created a tactile presence of all the possible forms, for all the possible hues. Paramjit landscapes, with their loaded silence evocative of the other worldly, became over the years, a distinct mystical utterance in pictorial terms. His first solo exhibition at Triveni Gallery, New Delhi, in 1967, he has had numerous others to his credit. Selected solo shows are: ‘Beauty and Loss: A Landscape Diary’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2010; ‘Green Thought’, Bodhi Art Singapore, 2008; Talwar Gallery, New York, 2004; Centre of International Modern art, Kolkata, 1999; The Gallerie, Chennai, 1990; Mainz, West Germany, 1981; Kunika Chemould Gallery, 1972. Few of his group exhibitions and participations are, Art Celebrates 2010, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, 2010; An Indian Contemporary Art, Gallery Maya at The Air Gallery, London,1999; Unclaimed spaces, Gallery Threshold, 2009-10. The artist was awarded with the National Award Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi, 1970 and is a recipient of the Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi, 1970. He currently lives and works in New Delhi.



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Paramjit  Singh