Born in Mumbai, India, Vick Naresh is a self-taught artist currently working and living in Hamilton, ON. His painting practice is an exploration into figurative abstraction that delves into metaphorical narratives tackling personal and social themes around post-colonial displacement and identity.
Naresh’s practice is guided by a recognizable, yet undefined visual language that integrates representational imagery with imaginary environments built of abstracted, geometric forms and vivid colour. Drawing from his 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.
Naresh's works have been featured in prominent print catalogues as an emerging artist. His paintings have been widely acquired by private collectors all over North America, The Middle East and Asia.