The temple bell in this painting symbolises the rhythm that is energising and, at the same time, gets you into a state of self- awareness. The distinct sound of bell focuses one’s attention to a country away from the distractions around, and a higher plane of consciousness – that is ethereal and uplifting.
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Oil on canvas, 43*36, 2018
Ships From: Singapore
Sold By : Ruchika Malhotra (India) Categories: In Private Collection, Paintings
Ruchika Malhotra is an Indian artist living in Singapore since 2010. Ruchika has grown up watching her mother paint the most beautiful objects of decoration for the house. She is a credit rating analyst by profession who is balancing her work commitments with her avid interest in painting.
She loves to see the world as a kaleidoscope of lights and shadows. In the busy humdrum of life, her paintings offer doors to the world of calm. Every artwork she makes is a journey where each layer brings out the play of lights and shadows. She uses the acrylic medium for vivid and highly intense subjects like her series exploring my views on what destruction we are bringing to earth and the renewal series that studies the question of hope and living. The oil medium remains her favourite, however, as it helps her to express layer by layer to bring it to life.
Her, so far short journey, began with an abstract theme, inspired by SH Raza’s ‘Bindu’ which lends a sense of universality and fulfilment to his works. For Ruchika, search for symmetry in the abstract was akin to searching for a calming source within a confusing world, making her realise calm is within us, and it’s about how we connect to the same within our soul. She has found this path in the meditational objects like the prayer wheels, temple bells and singing bowls – and she is still discovering as she understands her inner self better with each of her paintings.
2002: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Economics, Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, India
2006: Master of Business Administration, Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Symbiosis University, India
2018: The laureates’ exhibition at Arthouse Singapore
2018: Woman’s day Trade fair at S&P Global office