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Parveen Dhatt

Artist member since 2019
Brampton, Ontario

Parveen is a self taught, multi-disciplinary artist who was born in Punjab, India. She migrated to Brampton, Ontario at the age of 4 with her parents and siblings.

Everyone is born a creator, in the mirror image of the universal energy itself, infinite and diverse in creation. This energy manifests in unimaginable ways, tangible one moment, mysterious and alluring in the next. Parveen approaches her work in the same way, whether it is abstract multimedia work with wax or collage portraits with found material. “I have always found it difficult to create a body of work within the parameters of the art world…I am not just one artist, but many, all in one”.

Regardless, one theme is consistent throughout all of her work, the sense of time, space and history.

"Oh my there is so much history and energy in your booth, I can feel it in your work".

Layers of wax and oils are scraped, etched into, scraped off, and dug out much like an archaeologist digging back to reveal the treasures from the past. Great joy can be found at the discovery of things covered and hidden below. The process is chaotically intuitive, with no plan but just the mind and hand working together in meditation.

Creating is a responsibility, when the gift lies in the hands it is our responsibility to share it generously with others. Previously “I had been working with oils and cold wax but I found my gift working with encaustic and found objects”.

These works need to be seen in-person in order to appreciate the texture and compositions. Studio visits are welcome. It's worth the drive to Brampton!

Be sure to visit her Instagram handle @dust.of.saints to see portrait collages made with discarded coffee sleeves, denim, fabric and food packaging.

"I hope you enjoy my work as much as I love creating it!"


Work


Q+A

Best season of the year in Toronto

Spring, everything comes alive, back to life.

Describe your home in 3 words

Very bohemian chic

Beverage of choice

coca cola, tons of it...oh maybe I shouldn't be drinking it

In a previous life I was (a) ...

Monkey, I love trees and climbing them.

During my breaks, I tend to ...

nap

What do you listen to when you work?

Qi rattan, Snatam Kaur, Taren Kaur, 80's music.

Upcoming Exhibitions
November, 2019

City Hall, Brampton
Charged Up: 905 Talks Climate, David Sukuzi Foundation

Select Past Exhibitions
2019

Blue Crow Gallery
Summer Group Show

2019

Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2018

Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2017

Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Education
-1997

Canisius College
Master of Science

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