Painting watercolours full time for more than 15 years, and having done 20 solo exhibitions, Prashant Prabhu, has been trying to expand the boundaries of landscape as a genre, through daily art practice; a kind of meditative ritual . His watercolours have been acclaimed for their definitive visual language, distinct from run of the mill pretty pictures, that the landscape genre has come to be identified with. Going towards minimalist ideal with each new suite of works, Prabhu revels in bold washes and minimum details, but not just painting ‘atmosphere’ without any thought or content. Saying just enough, but not depicting everything, Prabhu shows faith in the viewer; that she has an ability to imagine…to connect the dots.
The themes are varied. So is the execution part, differing with each subject or composition. His Guru’s advice that artist’s style may be his signature but not the painting itself has been his mantra. So Prashant has made it a point, of not repeating his paintings…in form, composition, subject or technique.
The places he has visited, to paint on locale or for taking photos, are for him, nothing but references. He has no qualms if some don’t recognize the place or it seems unrealistic to a degree; Nor he has intentions of dazzling with technical wizardry that most watercolour artists aspire too.
He has off course mastered the skills, but he will rather show off his thinking prowess in landscape compositions or convey his responses to the city life through his cityscapes. And skill or technique, doesn’t mean traditional know how either. In search of the mystique and minimalist ideals, he has dropped the constraints of age old rules of the watercolor medium.
The technique for him, is like grammar one masters, before beginning to write poems or novels. Nothing more.
As for selling the works, in his studio prices mentioned are for framed artworks.
For overseas art collectors , prices are for unframed works , but inclusive of courier to major international cities.
Prabhu accepts bank electronic transfers and also PAYPAL.