The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce the return of works by Harish Saluja. Saluja’s latest series, Miniatures, will be on display at the Lantern Building at 600 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 from February 10 through March 19, 2017.
Saluja’s Miniatures are small (5x3 inches) abstract, explosions of colors. The paintings are inspired by traditional miniature art from India, dating back to the 17th century, which were small in size, but often quite colorful. The highlights of the paintings are their intricate and delicate brushwork, lending each painting a unique identity. Saluja has given this concept a modern, abstract interpretation. Infused with abstract complexities, the intricate patterns and bold color energize the works and engage the viewer. Often the miniatures serve as a basis for much larger pieces of work but are complete pieces in their own right.
Harish Saluja is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, and art doyen Harish Saluja is best known in the Pittsburgh art scene for his leadership of Silk Screen. In 1995, Saluja started his own film company titled New Ray Films. His film The Journey won several awards, was shown in more than 30 film festivals, and distributed by IFC (Independent Film Channel).
In addition to his nationally recognized artwork, Harish Saluja is a co-host along with Dr. Vijay Bahl of Music From India on WESA 90.5 FM, the longest running radio program of its kind in the U.S. He also formed Silk Sound, an Asian American Jazz ensemble whose album Sun Gate was judged to be among the best of the year by a critic in 2015. Through his latest endeavor Silk Screen, an Arts and Culture Organization, he is building bridges to/from Asia by educating communities about Asian American history, culture, experience and issues; fostering understanding across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, age, and region; and sustaining growth and encouraging excellence in Asian American culture.