14 September 2023 /
SOLO SHOW BY ARTIST RAM ONKAR
SOLO SHOW BY ARTIST RAM ONKAR
Black 7 Art presents Solo Show by renowned artist Ram Onkar from 16 September 2023 till 20 September 2023 at CONVENTION FOYER, INDIA HABITAT, Lodhi Road, Gate No. 3, NEW DELHI.
Renowned artist Ram Onkar hails from a rural area of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. He spent his childhood in an agricultural atmosphere as his father was a farmer. His initial years as an artist can be perceived as the period of experiment where he was learning various themes and techniques of paintings.
“As a self- taught artist he began his career with a series of “Door” where his doors have been shown as the path to salvation. At that time the quintessence of music which one can feel in Onkar’s oeuvre now, was miles away from this young budding artist. His words additionally reflect that even he was not aware of the magical effects of music then. Although he was very fond of listening to music while painting, he never ever had an idea that he would connect with music this much. Gradually, he became intrigued showing the subtleness of music in his paintings and fascinated by the magical effects of music and began to work on the remarkable series of musical ambiance. At present, his works are a great compendium of the portrayal of music in all senses,” says the Curator of the Show.
Artist Ram Onkar believes that music is an inseparable part of life and it not only gives pleasure but also helps in pacifying one’s stressful life. He is working on the same theme for the last two decades and connects music with the aesthetics of colours.
“In his paintings, Onkar finds himself closer to music and musical instruments along with the dreamy shades of colors. The instruments he has depicted have been derived from the Indian Classical musical instruments such as Tabla, Sitar, Harmonium, Flute and the Western musical devices such as violin, guitar, drum, tuba, trombone, trumpet etc. And his use of a perfect combination of dreamy colors easily connects anyone with an ambiance of the rhythmic musical waves. One can feel the mellifluous environment in his paintings in which the characters portrayed by Onkar get soaked with all their heart and soul. In his words, his paintings are bright and vibrant which represents the colourful, happy and pure mystic spirit of his country,” said the curator.
“Music is the easiest way to unite with God, as in India music is quite popular and a major source of entertainment and meditation as well from the ancient period to date. In fact, at present when human life is bursting with stress and depression, music has become the major source of relaxing the mind and soul. Onkar wants to convey the same idea through his paintings where his figures are usually placed in an indoor location and completely indulge in the musical atmosphere, and the effect of music can easily be seen on their visage with a divine feeling. Even the walls become musical with rhythmical flowery creepers in a mystic form floating in the background,” says artist Ram Onkar.
Artist Ram Onkar, a self-taught artist gives all credit to the Mother Nature and intentionally makes his figures in a semi-abstract form and musical instruments in an unequivocally realistic manner.
He has been living in New Delhi for the last two decades.