“Prana means breath and pratishta means establishing – and so the Prana Pratishta ceremony is literally “establishing the breath” within a sacred image. In other words, it is bringing the sacred image to life. Instead of repeating both terms, I depict the red circle as a cental form of live energy. Other non living forms are symbolic in black colors. As the energy (prana) becomes a live form – it pulsates and begins to transform. The aesthetic also resembles the Shiv Linga form along with the diagram of Indian Tantra. This work is created with solely organic materials – the red is a traditional scarlet and the black is coal powder.” – Harsheiil Patel
Harsheiil Patel completed a Diploma from Drawing & Painting from Sheth. C.N. College Fine Arts, Ahmedabad, India (2004) and his M.F.A. from Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London (2010). He has had many solo shows at Amavad Art E-Fair, White Wall Gallery, Ahmedabad (2015), Gallery Naman, Ahmedabad (2015), Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, South Kensington, London (2014), Rabindra Bhavan, Delhi, India (2013). Some of his group shows are CRY – come share my world, a charity fund raiser auction, Nehru Center, Mumbai (2017), Rann Utsav, Marvel Art Gallery, Kutch (2017), Archer Art Gallery, Ahmedabad (2017), ICAC Affordable Art Show, Mumbai (2015), Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (2014). He has been featured in publications like Art India (2005 & 2008), Art & Deal, Issue 24 (2008). He lives and works in Ahmedabad.