There’s a pretty good chance you might have heard of a Parvez Taj, an innovative artist who is often associated with pioneering UV-cured inks as a new art medium. If not, today you can be inspired to find out about the alternatives to classic art and how they can come to hang on your home’s walls.
After we get to know the brain behind the art, you will find a shopping section that points you to different galleries and art companies that sell Parvez Taj’s paintings. While some of the pieces can be as pricey as $600, you will also find some at a more affordable price.
About Parvez Taj
Parvez Taj is a contemporary artist born in Canada who now works from Los Angeles, U.S. His abstract photographs and paintings are often associated with fine art. Aside from his creative genius, Taj has become famous for his original, innovative use of different mediums, including wood, aluminum and canvas.
Parvez Taj uses watercolor paints, software, and UV-cured inks to create unique pieces of art. His gorgeous yet affordable creations are situated on the fine line between luxury art and fashion-conscious home decorating.
The art is inspired from various sources, according to the artist himself. People, places, and things can become subjects, acting as “a narrative of his own aesthetics toward the world, society and himself.”
Affordable Luxury Art
Parvez Taj has created paintings with various themes, including cities and countries, nautical, landscapes, wildlife, floral, and abstract. This wide range enables a lot of people to relate to his art. Have a look at our selection below and choose which paintings you would like to have in your collection.
Parvez started his artistic career in 1999 and his first art show took place in London, Ontario, Canada. The artist who was hosting it, Phil Rubinoff, is one of the first to blend photography with technology through computer software.
Taj, an enthusiastic photographer, thought he could explore the same technique as a side hobby. However, after four years of enjoying it as a favorite pastime, Taj turned to this innovative way of photography as a full-time career.
Technology + Photography
At first, Taj’s distinct technique involved just photography on canvas. However, he soon evolved to mixing and layering photographs with paints and printing them on diverse mediums. Aluminum and reclaimed white barn siding were among his favorite non-conventional substrates.
Since 1999, Parvez has created more than 1,000 works, while also working with video as an art medium. For the past 10 years, he produced 36 shorts, one documentary and is now experimenting with 3D video production technology.
In 2003, Taj founded his own boutique art company named Parvez Michel, Inc. in Beverly Hills, CA. Since then, the artist has pledged to create awesome designs for high-quality artwork – and ultimately make luxury art it affordable to all. Besides paintings, Taj has also produced acrylic boxes, furniture light fixtures, and artsy ping-pong tables.
Original Art on Innovative Mediums
Parvez’s art is meant to make you super proud to live with it, seeing that you have purchased something you relate to – more like an extension of your own unique design adventure. His career is dedicated to making striking yet accessibly priced contemporary art.
Parvez Taj’s modern creations are defined by richly layered compositions. They stand out due to a combination of original photographs, water-based paints, digital media, and UV-cured inks. By using a range of substrates, Taj’s body of work references nature, urban life, and pop culture.
UV Curable Inks in Art
Photographs are often inextricably linked to the media they’re printed on. Sure, you can digitally apply a filter on an image hoping to recreate the tone and shadings of pine wood, but the result does not compare to the real thing.
And this is, basically, what prompted the insatiable appeal of UV curable inkjet printing. Great printers can place an image on almost anything: aluminum, wood, rubber, latex, copper, linen, glass, canvas, rag paper, acrylic—any material that can fit under the print head.
For photographers like Parvez Taj, this media versatility is the reason why he became excited by UV technology. Overall, UV printing is a lot like any inkjet process – in that inks are put on a surface. However, instead of drying instantly, these inks (which lack the usual solvents found in inkjet inks) are cured with UV radiation from UV LEDs lamps.
To better grasp the technique, think of the dentist office where an analogous process uses UV light to solidify your cavity fillings. This curing can place the ink straight on the desired surface for the full effect. In some cases, materials must be pre-coated to help the inks adhere better.
“Birds Skylight” Canvas Print
The first piece we present to you can help complement your home décor perfectly. This high-quality piece of art provides serenity and can be hung in a relaxation area. The “Birds Skylight” canvas print is a functional addition to your home; the rectangular shape is also ideal for hanging above an office desk or above the mantle.
Simply admire this canvas print that comes with an authentic signature on the back and front. The classy canvas piece of art is bound to spark conversations with visitors. Your new addition can be easily preserved thanks to the UV ink which is flake-, crack- and fade-resistant.Buy now
“Beach Life” Canvas Wall Art
This canvas wall art by Parvez Taj will bring the calmness of the beach inside your living room or your bedroom. That’s the beauty of Taj’s art: It can be hung literally anywhere and still be a fascinating statement piece of the décor. This creation is designed to invoke the beauty and calmness of the beach life without even leaving the house.
The canvas wall art features two lone beach chairs and an umbrella. In the background, a peaceful blue hue portrays the ocean. The piece has been professionally hand stretched and is wrapped in non-warp MDF frame. It comes with a certificate of authenticity.Buy now
“Warm World” Painting Print
Are you a traveler of the world? If you want to show off your love for travel, this bright and slightly rustic statement piece by Parvez Taj might be just what you’re looking for. “Warm World” is printed on white pine with high-quality UV ink and is signed by the artist.
You can choose from several available size options, depending on how much wall space you have. The wall art is ready to hang on arrival and should only be hung indoors. Like all of the items on our list, the painting also includes a certificate of authenticity.Buy now
“Birds Flying” Canvas Print
A minimalist and slightly abstract piece of art, “Birds Flying” is one of the most popular canvas art prints by Parvez Taj. Featuring a flock of birds flying, the painting comes in warm hues of yellow and brown. Streaks of green here and there make for an overall eerie look, perfect for an office wall art.
This print has been created with eco-friendly, solvent-free ink on canvas. That’s why your painting will never flake, crack, or fade, preserving its original look over the years. The artist’s signature is on the front, and his bio on the back.Buy now
“The Woods” Canvas Art
This elegant canvas art by Parvez Taj can make for a perfect Christmas gift for someone dear. Do you know someone who enjoys luxury art? “The Woods” print is perfect for any setting, from the bedroom to the living room. Its subdued tones and earthy accents are a fabulous accent to any home. The ready-to-hang art is professionally hand-stretched on sustainable wood. The artist’s signature is on the front; the painting comes with a certificate of authenticity.Buy now
NY Subway on Brushed Aluminum
In addition to wood and canvas, Parvez Taj has also experimented with printing his paintings on brushed aluminum. The result is exquisite, as it can be visible from this abstract NY subway piece of fine art.
Thanks to the aluminum base, the colors simply pop up creating an iridescent shimmer. In turn, the entire painting gives another depth to the room where it hangs. The wall piece includes a certificate of authenticity.
You can purchase more Parvez Taj artwork from retail outlets such as Gilt Groupe, Overstock, 2modern, Amazon, and Design Public. In addition, his pieces have been part of magazine features, such as InteriorDesign, W Magazine, Residential Architect, Luxury Activist, and Inhabit.com.
What are you waiting for? Your home’s interior design would only have to benefit if you got your hands on one of the innovative art pieces created by Taj. Seeing how affordable some of them are, you could be proud owner of an original signed Parvez Taj.