Earlier this month, artist Paresh Maity exhibited nine large-scale sculptures cast in bronze and brass, and one installation created with 102 Royal Enfield motorcycles and displayed at the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata. For the motorcycles, Maity, who is known more for his water colours and works in oil, dismantled a hundred Royal Enfield motorbikes using welding and grinding tools with a team of assistants. “The bikes were first rendered in clay as models and then the motorcycles were recast into their new shapes,” he says.
Maity has in the past created 30-40 sculptures, including smaller fibre-glass busts, which are part of the Leela Hotels collection. His recent exhibition included a Tata truck, a giant head, a 23-foot