Los Angeles–based artist Parvez Taj uses photographs, water-based paints, and ultraviolet inks to create works that blur the line between traditional landscape portraiture and modern art. The new works in this sale, available for the first time on Gilt, include Americana images — we especially love the ones featuring icons James Dean and Elvis Presley — printed directly on wood reclaimed from U.S. barns.
Parvez Taj is a visionary artist and pioneer of UV inks as a fine art medium. To achieve his original images, he freely mixes photography, water-based and acrylic paints, and UV inks with a variety of substrates such as aluminum, canvas, bamboo, and recycled woods to create his signature style. Born in Canada, Taj currently lives and works in Los Angeles.