Working only at her eye-level in her studio, Pratiksha Apurv applies a colour she has already seen in her no-mind with the final painting. “I’m not here, then painting just happens,” she says.
“Our life is like a circle without a centre and we go on living on the circumference, that is our five senses. Move to the centre to discover the bliss,” says Pratiksha Apurv about this image of the sense of touch depicting the sensuous feeling on holding a delicate fabric.
Sound of Silence
Illustrating the Buddhist chant, Om Mani Padme Hum, this painting focuses the diamond in the lotus in perfect harmony and balance between shapes and colours to create the ‘Sound of Silence’.
When everything becomes a whirl as you gather speed and you feel totally still at the centre of the cyclone becomes the ultimate experience of this dance of bliss captured in its concentric background. This image was used as the cover of a book on women empowerment for a UN agency.
The game of zeros when added after the numeral one, they signify increasing number or wealth but when takes by itself, zero means ‘shunya’ or nothing and everything. This divine union or ‘Unio Mystica’ of the outer and the inner creates harmony and balance in life.
Pratiksha Here and Now
“In my painting, I have tried to explain the flowering of the state of bliss through the Sanskrit text that says don’t be anguished about the past and avoid any thought about the future. Existence known only one tense – present,” says Pratiksha Apurv as she lives in the moment.