In Focus

Merely standing before the silk cloth painted in golden yellow with a blush of a pink around it , you can feel an aura of serenity descend on you. Even as you look, you meditate at Auroville artist Louis’s exhibition ‘Sacred Mandalas’. Hosted by the Aurodhan Gallery, the exhibit has paintings on silk that evoke a sense of the mystic and spiritual. There is the Om, the Mother’s symbol, the Japanese lotus and the chakras at the heart of each painting. Geometric patterns are woven in pristine blues, deep browns and radiant pinks. Juxtaposed with the silk mandalas are painted fibre-glass lamps. The Ganesha sculpted out of glass glows a fiery orange while the yellow and orange colours that run into each other on another lamp are bottled sunrise.

Sacred Mandalas is on at Aurodhan Gallery, Rue Francois Martin till March 25 from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.