Artist statement:Parag’s artistic practice emerges from what He encounter and see around him, from his immediate surroundings and the scenery He is familiar with, as thinker how He intervene into these spaces and forms in contemporary times. He often draws inspiration from — and make use of —simple, quotidian objects from his childhood. His works highlights the changes that have taken place over the last few decades within his community. The process of his work showcases the tale of nature’s evolution and survival as a result of Mumbai's unparalleled and often unplanned growth. The materials and forms of everyday symbols He grew up with, manifest in his work. Paras work stems from the idea of using found objects, to reuse them, and then construct fresh entities. He inquire into the history as well as contemporary times of his community. He has grown up listening to chronicles of the past, which, for him are almost fable-like. These fables are beginning to turn into myth, they are transforming into layers similar to the residue structures in our minds. For him, it is not only about breaking into a meticulous spot in his inventive practice but also using a method that fills in the gaps.
2018: ‘Autopolisphilia’ Curated by Noopur Desai at Sudarshan art gallery, Pune, India.
2016: ‘Chronicle’ solo at Tarq art gallery, Mumbai.
2010: ‘Pregnant Room 2 ' Solo at Pundole art gallery, Mumbai.
2008: ‘Pregnant Room 1’ Solo at Pundole art gallery, Mumbai.
Workshops /Public Art Projects /residencies:
2017: Encounters 2017, ‘Daily Rations’ Public art project, curated by Artoxygen Breathing art works, Mumbai.
2017: Piramal art residency, Piaramal art Foundation, Mumbai.
2015: Geographies of consumptions, a public art project curated by Mohile Parikh center, Mumbai, India.
2015: Space 118 , residency for two months, Mumbai, India.
2012: public art project ‘BIG CATCH’ for kalaghoda festival , sponsored by Pundole art gallery ,Mumbai, India.
2011: ‘Sandarbh’ one month research residency, Partapur, Rajasthan,India.
2010:’Fluid city’ Public art project curated by Art Oxygen and Mohile Parekh Center, Mumbai, India.
2009: Sandarbh site specific workshop, Partapur, Rajasthan, India.