degiosart organises tothedot! a solo exhibition of the indian contemporary artist prakash sonawane, from 5 till 22 November, 2015 in its tiong bahru showroom.
for prakash sonawane a painting is a materialization of human beings’ direct experience and perception of the world, an expression of both their physical and spiritual life journey. dealing with its contradictions and complementarities every individual searches for moments of happiness and satisfaction. prakash believes that despite the downsides of life one should always look for the eternal source of positive present in order to discover one’s own strength and potential. the material world acts as a backdrop for the spiritual quest to unfold over time. anyone, even in the most mundane of jobs such as a dabbahwala, who is on this inward journey, has to go through the outward journey too as both are an intrinsic part of being. they complement each other. his creative process embeds and glorifies human being uniqueness. ‘work as worship’, ‘love for life’ and ‘mediation for realization’ are the fundamental aspects of a life journey which his canvases are based upon.
prakash earned his mfa with distinction from the sir j.j. school of art in mumbai. Since graduating he has shared his time between lecturing at Sir j.j. school of art and creating works displayed at jehangin art gallery, the strand art room, gallery leela and much more in mumbai. he also received many awards such as the state art exhibition from the government of mahashtra, the art society of India and the bombay art society to name a few.
prakash works and lives in mumbai, India.