​​R. Shah Studio

​​​​​Peace. ART. Soul.

Title: Peacock on Monet's Pond

Medium: Oil and Heritage Textile with Gold Leaf on Canvas

Size: 71cm x 100cm


Kitano Alley Gallery, Kobe Japan

Of Iranian origin, the Paisley is a design heavily used in all aspects of Indian design, whether it be the Henna used to decorate the hands of a bride or through the motifs used as part of a Sari Border or Indian dress.  

Title: Mandela & Butterfly I

Medium: Oil and Appliqué on Canvas

Size: 45cm x 45cm

In Indian Mythology, the Sun is represented by the God, Surya.  It is considered the ultimate source of energy, resurgence, immortality and knowledge.

The Spirit and Joy of India can be found in many images; but none so vivid as the festive colors of joy that depict the attitude of India towards life.  Icons such as Peacock, the Lotus, the Sun and the Moon, the Mandela and others signify prosperity, purity, grace, eternal love and rebirth.  The pursuit of spiritual harmony, joy and peace is part of daily life.


The INDIAN ICONS exhibition took place in October of 2016 in Tokyo.  Mixed Media artwork including gold, silver and colored metal leaf, with textile, appliqué and oil on canvas show Indian Iconic symbols in figurative abstracts.


http://designfestagallery-diary.blogspot.jp/2016/10/ashok-mody-rajul-shah-indian-icons.html 

Title: Mandela & Butterfly II

Medium: Oil and Appliqué on Canvas

Size: 45cm x 45cm

Title: Orange Moon & Suns 

Medium: Oil, Heritage Textile with Green Silver Leaf on Panel

Size: 26cm x 36cm

Title: Field of Lotuses 

Medium: Oil, Silver Leaf and Heritage Textile on Canvas & Panel

Size: 58cm x 66cm

Title: The White Peacock

Medium: Oil, Heritage Textile and Silver Leaf on Canvas

Size: 72cm x 72cm

The Mandela is a symbol used often - representing the universe.  The Butterfly is a symbol of transformation and change.

Title: Coconut Whimsy

Medium: Oil, Heritage Textile with Silver Leaf on Panel

Size: 42cm x 52cm

Title: Surya's Dream 

Medium: Oil, Heritage Textile with Green Silver Leaf on Canvas

Size: 27cm x 22cm

Title: The Purple Lotus 

Medium: Oil, Heritage Textile with Green Silver Leaf on Canvas

Size: 72cm x 72cm

Title: Paisley & Sun 2 

Medium: Oil, Heritage Textile on Canvas

Size: 40cm x 50cm

The Coconut is considered the perfect food - ingredients are known to offer sustenance in life; and so, are used in religious ceremonies to help bless the happy occasion.

The Peacock is the national bird of India and symbolizes grace, joy, beauty and love; the male will dance for the attention and courting of the female.


 Peacock feathers are commonly found in Indian Households to bring good luck in wealth and prosperity.

Title: Copper Suns & Water 

Medium: Oil, Heritage Textile with Copper Metal Leaf on Canvas

Size: 40cm x 50cm

Title: Paisley & Sun 1

Medium: Oil, Heritage Textile on Canvas

Size: 40cm x 50cm

Title: Pink & Gold Paisley 

Medium: Oil, Heritage Textile with Copper Metal Leaf on Canvas

Size: 40cm x 50cm

Title: The Whimsy Paisley 

Medium: Oil, Heritage Textile with Green Silver Leaf on Canvas

Size: 27cm x 22cm

Title: The Fashionable Peacock 

Medium: Oil and Heritage Textile on Canvas

Size: 40cm x 50cm

In Buddhism and Hinduism, the Lotus is related to the soul.  In Buddhism, it is suggestive to the degree of enlightenment; while in Hinduism the Lotus represents the heart center - where the soul or "real self" resides.