Paramjit Singh was born on 23 February 1935 in Amritsar. After primary education, he entered the art department of Delhi Polytechnic where he received art education from Shailoj Mukherjee from 1953 to 1958 and understood the inner secrets of art.
After working for some time in Mansoori’s National Institute of Community Development and Mother’s School in New Delhi, in 1963, he was appointed lecturer of Arts at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, and is working there.
He started exhibitions of his work from 1967 onwards. After this, many of his exhibitions have taken place in the country and abroad and his paintings are in many collections. He has also received many awards. In 1970 he received the National Award of Lalit Kala Akademi.
Paramjit Singh gives structure to objects through colors and does not use lines. The basic sources of his colors can be seen in the colors of real scenes, but from the countless changing colors of nature, he selects only the colors suitable for his combinations and spreads the colors in large areas of the picture.
Due to this, the naturalness of the colors is lost and the entire picture appears like a field of abstract color harmony. Instead of destroying the images, they try to give them eternity.
The light falling on the objects in the picture appears to come from natural sources. There is no difficulty in physically experiencing things through colors.
In the paintings of Paramjit Singh, trees, mounds of land, sunshine, reservoirs, footpaths, grass, fungi, morning, twilight and light have been depicted more.
In his paintings, the stones were not as active earlier as they became later. He cuts the stones like an abstract sculptor separates them from their places and floats them in the sky, where they create their own unique rhythmic consistency.
Before using stones, he used to make more still-life paintings. Now he combines still-life objects into abstract landscapes where their stillness seems even more enhanced.
He did not try to forcibly depict any human figure in his paintings. His paintings are not “landscapes” because they are not painted looking at any particular scene.
The essence of many scenes is collected in each of his paintings. The positions of objects may have changed in them. Water or stone can be depicted in the sky and the sky can be depicted in the path.
Paramjit Singh’s art has been influenced by Western expressionist artists. His work is similar to Chirico in static figures, dramatic use of light, abstract construction of figures, etc.
Solid-shaped objects move in the void but the light falling on them remains constant. He has expressed the stability of eras through the stability of things.
With this, they want to express the eternal. Due to this stability, their skies appear very heavy. The positions of objects take us to a world of surreal combinations. “Paramjeet Singh likes visual depiction only.
Due to the use of almost the same method in his paintings, there is a feeling of uniformity and monotony.