In 1987, artist Ashok Kochhar left his engineering job to come back to his first love — visual art. Since then, there has been no looking back for him. He has been actively involved in graphics, interiors and lifestyle designing, and photography.
After working on a series Spiritual art photography, Kochhar is unveiling his first solo show, called Journey of a Mystic. “My work is inspired by spiritualism. My first chapter is on Sufism and the other two are based on Lord Krishna and Buddha,” says the artist.
In his exhibit, the photographer will be presenting 30 plates. “The exhibits show evolution and its various stages, like the quest for knowledge, truth and various other desires.”
Ask him why his work is dominated by brown, green and black colours, and Kochhar says, “Sufism originated from desert areas which are brown in colour and then there is always a desire for green in those areas.
Therefore, it was the best contrast to play with. Also, black because life originates from black and then ends in black. It’s a transition from the state of Baqa (subsistence) to the state of Fana (annihilation) and back to Baqa.”
The exhibition starts today and continues till July 4 at the Triveni Kala Sangam, from 11 am to 7 pm.