Om Prakash’s Unified Vision
Mathematical physics today rips off the flesh from reality, exposes the skeleton. But the mysticism of Pythagorean mathematics saw in a unified vision armature and tissue, structure and sensuous vestment. Om Prakash recovers this vision. His geometricism conserves the distilled image; a wicket gate opens on a meadow under a sky with splintered bars of sunset colours; a plant archetypal of all floral, stands silhouetted against the sun, its roots exploring the layered strata of the earth; or the composition suggests polished, elegantly lit modern interiors. Enormous thought has gone into these compositions; but the precision of the placement of forms finally undergoes a sea-change into intuition of the perfect design. There is consummate craftsmanship in the handling of colour, the same pigment turning from soft matt to incandescent glow.
Late – K.K. Nair, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, 18 November 1974