Indian artist explores spiritual thoughts

Dr Gopal's paintings managed to capture the Hinduisim Yogic spiritual practices in an impressive way PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Dr Gopal's paintings managed to capture the Hinduisim Yogic spiritual practices in an impressive way PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

An exhibition of Indian Art Works titled, ‘Time and Space’ is being scheduled at the Thapong Visual Art Centre, Gaborone. The exhibition is showcasing unique and special art works by 10 Indian artists under the aegis of “I” Art Research Foundation in Pondicherry, India.

The Foundation is also exhibiting art works by two Indian female artists in Botswana.

The artworks are unique and special and participating artists are Dr. Sirpi Jayaraman, Rajkumar, A. Soucoumarane, Sri Venkataswaran, Radja Perumal, K. Balasubramanian, Viji Guru, Kavitha S and Dr Gopal Jayaraman.

Time and Space provides philosophical definitions through artworks. According to participating artists, ‘time and space’ decides the value of everyone’s life. This art exhibition gives art lovers a glimpse into their drawings, paintings, photographs and digital prints. In this arts show, every individual artist has a uniqueness in their own style and techniques. The participating artists are well known artists in their country and they have exhibited their artworks in several countries.

Time and Space show is an example of art exhibition that has professional standard. While there are 10 artists exhibiting their works, one of them, Gopal, has interesting paintings that show human emotions and their spiritual connection with the surroundings. Being a man who has researched on spiritual attributes and new thoughts, Gopal’s paintings at Thapong draw attention because of their appealing and peaceful presentation.

Among the paintings there is a painting called Budha and silva and it unites the viewer with the spiritual world of Hinduism. From a distance it appears like an illusion but once concentration and focus is put on it, it presents a better understanding especially for someone who is knowledgeable about Hinduism. One of his pinky and bright series of paintings called yogic vision presents an aspect of Hindu Thought called Yoga.

Most Hindu texts discuss yoga as a practice to control the senses and ultimately, the mind. One of his paintings shows a human brain during meditation and various colours represent the calm thoughts. His stroke shows emotion of various human forms and his spiritual connection with Africa. He managed to capture the Hinduism Yogic spiritual practices in an impressive way without being aggressive.

Jayaraman’s painting also uses Hinduism to pursue a common ground in spiritual understanding. The artworks, like cosmic flowers, show that the physical body is related to psychological adaptations. Gopal used vibrant strokes in order to show different thoughts and they keep changing with every situation.

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