ART BY MADHVI PAREKH: SERIGRAPHS (PRINTS) AVAILABLE
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Contemporary Indian artist Madhvi Parekh is deeply inspired by her upbringing in a village in Gujarat. Drawing on women’s craft art, folk legends and domestic rituals like rangoli, her work infuses childhood memory with fantasy, resulting in dreamlike scenes of deities, mythical creatures, women, children and everyday aspects of rural Indian life. Madhvi also draws on the compositions of Kalamkari and Pichwai, where the central figure or action is typically surrounded by a detailed border, where other narratives play out in miniature..
A self-taught artist, Madhvi Parekh began painting at the encouragement of her husband, fellow artist Manu Parekh. Beyond traditional Indian art, she also informally studied European surrealism and expressionism, influenced by painters like Joan Miró and Paul Klee. She exhibited her work for the first time in 1968 at the Birla Academy in Kolkata, where one of her paintings was purchased by Lalit Kala Akademi and selected for its annual exhibition, quickly launching her career. She has since had hundreds of exhibitions around the world, including in London, Amsterdam, New York, Australia and Hong Kong. She has received many residencies and awards, including a 1989–91 senior fellowship from India’s Ministry of Culture and a 2003 Whirlpool Women’s Achievement Award. In 1992, Madhvi and Manu Parekh were the subjects of a documentary film, Dwity by Suraj Purohit.
A step-by-step demonstration of the serigraphic printing process.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a serigraph?
Serigraphs are a type of high quality, limited edition screen print made on high quality paper in collaboration with the artist. A different ‘screen’ or stencil is created for each color, and then ink is pushed through the corresponding stencil onto the paper. This printing process is repeated multiple times, using a separate stencil for each color. A single serigraphic print can have as many as 25 colors or more. Each print is then numbered and signed by the artist.
Are the serigraphs signed?
Each print has been hand-signed by the artist and also comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Is shipping available worldwide?
Yes, we offer both domestic and international shipping, and all fees are on actuals. We frequently ship throughout the US as well as to Europe, Africa and Asia.
How are the serigraphs shipped?
Prints are packed by professionals and shipped rolled in a tube. Each shipment is covered by transit insurance. All fees are on actuals.
Are the serigraphs framed?
No, serigraphs are sold unframed. However, works on paper must always be framed to properly protect them from warping and discoloration. You can read more advice about framing on our blog.
How should the artwork be taken care of?
As a resource for clients, we have written a guide on the best art care tips for works on paper.