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.