Out of Beaten Track
It is encouraging to see Om Prakash not following the usual tract of the majority of modern Indian painters, who have been repeating themselves by conjuring up Indianness with a western sympathy devoid of authentic awareness. His effort is significant in the sense that if he is abstract, he courageously means it. The artist tries to reach somewhere without bothering about the great evil that is known as success. There are pictures based on themes like folk lore, morning, evening, music and so on. And the artist does put to some sort of shapes here and there on his canvas dominated by abstract forms. But their shapes appear to be souls rather than representations.
Art Critic, Indian Express, New Delhi, 25 October 1967