“23rd Solo Exhibition, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1978” Dnyaneshwar Nadkarni, The Times of India, Mumbai, 28 December 1978

23rd Solo Exhibition, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1978

It is a long time since Om Prakash, a senior painter from Delhi turned from figurative painting to a more or less schematic genre that reflects some sort of spiritual insight. Mercifully, he achieves this without weakly echoing so called Tantric patterns. While he is severely geometrical in his calculated use of lines, triangles, squares and circles, he is never rigid but succeeds even in his symmetric arrangements in being fluid and spontaneous. There is a variety of ways in which he appears to subdue geometrical tautness with chromatic flourishes. Water colour here is not made to imitate any other medium. The textures are easily, almost casually achieved. On the whole, the objective is charm and a feeling of inner peace (and radiance reminiscent of the luminosity of Om Prakash’s oils). The process of liberation from thematic convention and from the competitive seduction of oils is complete.

Dnyaneshwar Nadkarni, The Times of India, Mumbai, 28 December 1978

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