"I work like an actor: I remain the same actor, but perform and create situations within a different role", says Manu Parekh. This sums up Manu Parekhs' attitude towards his works, and to a certain extent explains the variety of subjects, like the Benaras series, the heads, and the still life objects that he depicts in his paintings.
Polemics have always intrigued Manu Parekh - the energy of the organic form, the inherent sexuality within the forms, are intangible elements in his works. His paintings provoke viewers to take notice of the world around them, through the emotion, pain and anguish expressed in the subjects of his paintings. His works, colours, forms, exude a volatile energy that can be barely contained within the frame work, and become an extension of the artist's personality.