I first met Prabhakar in 1991 at
Kala Kendra, Bhagalpur, where we
were both enrolled in the Visual Arts
Department. Together we attended
classes in the “revival” style conducted
by Ramlakhan Singh, IndradeoBabu,
KapilBabu and DidiJee.They taught us
the use of various mediums, but more
importantly their teaching helped us
adopt an accuracy of craftsmanship.
Later we were once again
enrolled together in the Department of
Plastic Arts, Banaras Hindu University.
It was here that Prabhakar developed
an interest in figurative values, with
human and animal forms making an
appearance in almost all his works
since then. Personifying certain ideas through unique imagery, his figures
exude an agelessness or perennial
youthfulness. Much importance is
given to contouring as seen from
numerous angels, lending his work a
unifying character and continuity in
ow and rhythm.
Passing through various phases
Prabhakaralways pauses to reect,
avoiding the temptations of success
and satisfaction, and starts afresh his
probing into reality. Truth and beauty
being his sole ideals, his work has a
purity and ability to stand in public.
I wish him all the best with every