Sunil Balkawade regards himself as a spiritual painter. Painting is much more than visual art to him. It has been his ‘Sadhana’. His journey has led him to study of Upanishads, Vedas, Taoism, and yoga. He is guided by Indian philosophies – including Osho. To him, painting is a way of worship. He regards the reward coming his way as ‘Prasad’.
His Rangoli works were exhibited at France-India festival. For several years, he was considering spiritual questions: From formless comes the form. The concept of coexistence of the male (Bindu) and female (line) principle is alive in every individual. We are all living in darkness with confusion and duality, conflict and tension. We always stay in divided house against ourselves.
Chitropadesha is a series of paintings the artist says, which is the journey of self-learning in silence to understand the secret of secrets.