Propeller Member Since 2020
Par Nair is an Indian born Canadian maker. She lives and works in Toronto. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design from OCADU. Her oil paintings focus on dual identities, hybrid cultures, and fragmented realities of migrant/settler journeys.
“Much of my practice reflects efforts at documenting my everyday; as I construct my identity through the people and things that surround me. The process of painting from photographs helps me frame the urgency of my contemporary experience within the history of oil painting. Using my personal narrative, I attempt to contemplate on and transpose my reality as a contemporary Indian born Canadian maker. My paintings celebrate mundane domestic scenes, overlooked mannerisms, familiar objects and the banality of the everyday.”