Spiritual experiences of mind and universe at ‘Mandala’

Circular figures on canvas representing a sense of completeness, self finding in the infinite universe. It’s a world of the dreamers, the spiritual minds and those who see colours, beautiful happy world beyond the universe, through their strong practice of meditation. Exhibition titled, ‘Mandala’ had brought 28 artists from city who came together to host their spiritual experiences on canvas.

As a part of the Coimbatore Vizha ‘Mandala’ art exhibition took place from January 27  till February 5, 2017 from 11 am to 7 pm at Jenneys Residency.

Under the title ‘Beyond the Life’ and ‘Peaceful Inception’ artist Ovieya S. Rajkumar has brushed the life after death, a spiritual and peaceful life. “In the Mandala I have used red colour that denotes blood, formation of life. The colour yellow represents the warm sunrise and white is a sign of peace. The second painting ‘Peaceful Inception’ has shown the beginning of life, the troubles and hardship we face to come a long way to achieve peace,” explains Rajkumar.

Artist Rajkumar concentrates on this genre of painting for the past two decades now. He is an art teacher at the Chinmaya Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School.

‘Mandala’ represents wholeness. It is a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to infinity that extends beyond and within our bodies and minds – a circular design symbolising the notion that life is never ending. It appears in all aspects of life, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon and more obviously the circles of life encompassing friends, family and communities.

Two paintings by artist C. V. Rajan are ‘superconscious 1 and 2’ are related to ‘arc chakra’ where he has used mild green colour and on the other one he has used orange colour that represents ‘agni chakra’. “The paintings are my personal experience. The colours, the flash lights I see wheile meditating, the spiritual world I experience every time. I have been practicing meditation since 1989 and from 1992 I started painting what I experience,” said the artist who is also an art master at the Air Force School, Coimbatore.


About Runaway Lassie

Life is a box of chocolates. Sometimes it brings sugary sweetness and sometimes bitter, in the raw form of cocoa. Life takes different turns. Those turns and curves turnout to be the important turnovers of our lives. They form the foundation of major decision we take every day. Sometimes I worry too much about the 'what if' situation and over think what I do. But, most of the days I let go of those pointless 'what if' thoughts and talk to myself, "Listen! Being right or wrong doesn't really matter. So, just chill and be happy! Do and say everything you think you cannot say nor do it. Just let it out." It is easy for us to bottle our emotions up and hide it from the world. Years pass by and we earn the degree with a specialisation in the area of 'Pretention'. But, the real degree would be the 'Real Courage' of letting things out of the bottle. Let yourself be expressed in however way you find it is possible. Choose your medium; it could be art or writing. It is the best way you can get someone to understand you. Lassie was born in a small town in the North-Eastern corner of the foothills of Himalayas. People often mistake it by assuming it belongs to another state and Lassie never gets tired or irritated in repeating the same script to throw some light on her small heritage town that has player an important part in the history of Indian Independence. This blog is an effort to let myself open and share my thoughts out of the bottle. Most of the events and incidents recorded here are derived from real life experiences. Sometimes I vent out using the poetry tool when I ran out of long paragraphs.
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