Spiritual icon Osho may have many a follower and fan, but we bet there are few this ardent and artistic — few devoted enough to have tried to paint his thoughts in pictures, like Pratiksha Apurv. With no formal training in art, Apurv, who has had a 15-year relationship with fashion designing, and happens to be Osho’s niece, first picked up the palette in 2003. Since then, she has held seven solo shows. This week, Apurv will be unwrapping her latest exhibition in the Capital — Reflections.
“While it is possible for an artist to draw and paint one’s own reflections on canvas, the shadow of one’s inner journey can be put on canvas only through meditation and deep inner search,” says Apurv, who paints while meditating and listening to various spiritual discourses. She is also an avid traveller, and loves gathering information for her work from various cultures. “My work is an effort to express the inexpressible, and is a reflection of my beliefs and associations.”
There are 30 exhibits at the show, priced at R1,00,000 - R11,00,000. “The artwork titled
From Sex to Super Consciousness
is inspired from the book by the same name, written by Osho. It depicts how one can use the positive energy generated in one form, for another great work. In today’s world, it’s important to be in harmony with both the inner and the outer worlds. Material and spiritual can be bridged through meditation,” she says.