19th Solo Exhibition at Chanakya Gallery, New Delhi, 1975
Om Prakash is committed to the “continual extinction of personality in the creative process”. This need not alarm any one for what Keats called the “negative capability” of the poet or artist enables him to assume all identities or none. The latter takes place when one goes for pure abstracts like Mondrian; but this is only an apparent effect since, to love the abstract, one has to have a personality sensitive to pure forms which have no representational allusion whatever. As a matter of fact, Om Prakash does not even go to this extent. Flowers are a vivid presence in his canvases in spite of their transformations into a sensuous geometry of interlacing area, overlapping forms. There are musical gradations of tones and colour highlights glow like jewels.
Late – K.K. Nair, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, 26 October 1975