Om Prakash’s Paintings are ‘Exciting’
It would perhaps be thought by some that Om Prakash’s recent works, on show at Kumar Gallery, is done in too many modes, that there is a disconnection between one group of works and another. But this first reaction is likely to be minimised after a closer look. Here, there is an overall unity of conception in the majority of the oils. There is a progressive fusion here of one and the same elements, the same strokes, in all and that they culminate in the Forest, Signals and Village – the three most achieved works in the show. The painter’s use of totem-pole, ladder, rail tract, in all their verticality makes for an excitement; like on viewing a Pubelo Indian Village or descending down a mine shaft, or viewing the sections of a tree.
Art Critic, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, 26 July 1964.