(B. 1939, Ahmedabad, Gujrat)
1958-62 Diploma in Drawing & Painting, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai
1951 Student of Mukund Shroff, Ahemadabad
The areas of contradiction that exist in the relationship between man and nature lie at the heart of Manu Parekh’s paintings. The artist seeks to highlight the organic forms found in nature and their latent sexual energy through his use of bright vivid colours and volatile brushstrokes creating compositions that appear to resist the confines of the canvas.
His Benaras series is also a continuation of the artist’s fascination for polemics. Parekh is able to identify many intriguing contradictions that lie within its holy walls. Issues of mortality and the temporal nature of all existence are referenced in these bright beautiful landscapes of Manu Parekh’s Benaras.
2011 'Aureus 2011', Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi
2010 '10 x 10', Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
2010 'Who Has Seen Gandhi?', presented by Tangerine Art Space at Raj Bhavan; KynKyny Art Gallery and Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore
2009 'The Pursuit of Intensity', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai