Vick Naresh is a Mumbai-born, self-taught contemporary artist currently living and working in Hamilton, Canada. His ongoing body of work is an exploration in figurative abstraction that delves into metaphorical narratives tackling social contemporary & personal themes around post-colonial displacement, belonging & identity.
Naresh’s practice is guided by a recognizable, yet undefined language of qualifying imagery mixed in with geometric configurations & representations of imaginary environments further expanded with the use of visceral colour harmonies. These works index moments of reflection in an immaterial universe, attempting to comprehend the ethereal while superimposing layered memories.
Drawing from a background in graphic design, his works are digitally informed while engaging more classical painting tropes and techniques through their ultimate execution onto canvas. Multi-layered compositions reflect the cumulation of Naresh’s memories as they are translated into painted form.
Select exhibitions include 19 Karen Gallery in Brisbane, Australia, The Art Gallery of Burlington, Hamilton Artists Inc. & The Art Gallery of Hamilton. Naresh’s paintings have been widely acquired by private collectors all over Canada, The USA, Europe, The Middle East & Asia.