Signed and dated 'Paresh Maity 04' (lower left)
Further signed, dated, titled, and inscribed 'Paresh Maity / 2004 / 45" x 85" / water color on paper / Talsari (Orissa)' (on the reverse)
Private collection, Dubai
Paresh Maity considers the boat as his very first image and the starting point of his painterly journey, thus the recurring boat metaphor in his watercolours. He nostalgically paints them into seascapes, tying his work to memories of his life while traveling.
The absence of people characterize his later works including the current lot painted in 2004. His signature lies in his use of colors which are subtle and never loud. Using the wet-on-wet technique, Paresh blends the colors of nature impeccably to give the work a smooth washed effect. Also notable is his use of light; even when his watercolours appear rain soaked, there is a quality of light that suffuses them dramatically illuminating both source and subject, content and context.