introduction

A few may be aware of the power and glory of Indian art and history. Indeed, its origin is traced all the way back to Indus valley civilization, around 3500 BC. Today, we witness country’s rich and diverse cultural heritage through what remains of ancient art practices and contemporary artist who carry on the tradition. Early Indian art find its expression through a variety of shapes and mediums similar to its rich history. Rock art, ‘ageless’ terracotta goddess figures, seals, pottery, scroll paintings, miniatures, sculptures, panels, among other describe a variety of Indian art form. Among these, the art of Indian sculpting emerged to gain significant momentum. Image-making through sculpture played a pivotal role in spiritual devotion across India’s religions.

WHAT INSPIRED THE NAME MYSTIK RIVER?

The word river symbolizes a movement of energy, an invisible force that flows in and around us. The word mystic symbolizes the mystery of life itself and how we are continuously learning and discovering on its path of cyclical motion. These words together represent the flow of life or Tao as it is called in Indo-China.

At Mystik River we believe that the artists and pieces that have joined us on our journey were brought to us, not by chance, but so that we can enhance the lives of those around us.

The name Mystik River embodies this, the flow of energy that surrounds and unites all existence in the quest for truth in union and love. It can be difficult to understand all the events that have and will take place, and why. However, as time goes on the mysteries of life reveal themselves to us, and the reason people and moments are sent to us become clear.

Beyond this it is also homage to our humble beginnings that sparked a beautiful friendship and joint endeavor to spread spirituality and love to the world; this was the meeting between Roman and Rajesh at Gallery Mystika in Pune, India.

For more please read ‘Our Story.’

OUR MISSION

Love is a subtle delicate energy that has the ability to heal the body and soul. It is the ultimate vitamin and mineral for enhancing human beings to their highest potential, and often inspires people to create beauty. These creations are often balanced, open, clean and transparent; they have order, proportion and harmony and are a reflection of our unique and individual experiences.

People have the potential to create “good” or “bad” environments for their inner and outer world. Similarly, certain objects are capable of transmitting their energy to the space around them. Many cultures use amulets, lucky charms, pendants, statues, and other artefacts to aid them in unlocking the secrets of the universe, and thus, themselves.

As a result, here at Mystik River we have a collection of pieces imbibed with love, compassion and joy. We have chosen the shortest way to better the planet and grow the seeds of love, by spreading its transmission through our spiritual collection, with a large portion of pieces depicting Buddha.

It is said that Buddha reached enlightenment, a moment of self realization in which he experienced a state of pure bliss and was awakened to the truth of our reality, where it is said others sleep. Buddha is not only a sign of this happiness and love but also a source of it, generating positive energy into your home or office; installing order, harmony and balance into your space. It is a mystery how it works, but the truth is that it does and it may offer you the opportunity to unlock the secrets only known to the mystics who guide us. It is our mission, to bring this opportunity to you.

Our Story

It was in the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune, where our founder Roman had an encounter that would propel him forward into action, and further into himself.

North Main Road in Koregaon Park was a road Roman travelled daily. It was upon this road that he spotted a beautiful white marble statue of Buddha exhibited in front of a shop named ‘Gallery Mystika’. The statue was more than gravity. It had an immense power that caused him to slow the spinning wheels of his Royal Enfield motorbike as he drove by, and on one fateful day, stopped entirely to take a better look.

Finally beside its immense form, Roman studied its lines and shape. Immersed in his observation he was taken off guard by a voice behind him. “Sir, if you buy this Buddha we can deliver it anywhere, even to Europe.”

Roman turned to find intelligent eyes gazing at him. In that moment, Roman felt his mind was being read for he had truly been puzzling over how it would be possible to transport this 500kg sculpture, and so with a smile he replied, “Really? Let’s try to first deliver it 200 metres away. I am currently living nearby, a little further down the road.”

Over time, Roman discovered this man, Rajesh, was the owner of Gallery Mystica, and was immediately impressed with him. He couldn’t determine a particular reason why; whether it was the thick lenses through which one sensed a stream of intelligent energy, his noble manners, or possibly a meeting in another life. No matter the reason, the sensation was firm, as though he had been missing from Romans life all this time, and finally they were reunited.

By the end of their encounter, Roman felt as though so much had been found; a new home for his Buddha, as well as a partnership that seemed to span lifetimes. Something within Roman changed from that day, and moving forward he dedicated himself to spreading love to the world, as Rajesh and Buddha did to him.

At a later date, Roman discovered that the Buddha he got on that day was a larger replica of a statue Osho carried wherever he went. From then on, this Buddha has travelled the world with Roman; joining him, encouraging him and releasing him from the bonds of his own limitations with love.

BUILDING MYSTIK RIVER

After moving to Australia, Roman, found that most of the offers on oriental art were either ancient antiques, or commercially mass-produced. Often, mass-produced pieces are selected without a true, deep connection to the masters who made them and as a result the quality and impact of the piece is affected.

We wish to deliver something more than pieces of art, but to deliver a contemporary, unique creation that connects the artist and client. Each piece has it’s own story and radiates it’s own energy. As a result, we are more than just an art gallery, for our purpose is more than to simply sell art. We are offering an experience and an opportunity by sharing the tradition of Indian art, by connecting people to the origins of the work that speaks to them and by sharing the energy and love that our pieces carry. If one can understand the language of love, they will also appreciate our pieces and the energy held within them.

In a way, we are new to the “gallery business”, with its main purpose being to serve our strong desire to share love and ancient tradition.

Often people feel a single person cannot make a difference; we wanted to show that we could make a difference in how people interact with art, with themselves and life around them. We wish to inspire people to know they can make a difference because the only limitations they face, are those they place upon themselves.

We found the key to this was through Buddha statues.

It was important for us to know that if the creator of the piece is not inspired, is not living in state of love then the Buddha will look lifeless. His smile is nice but not alive, lips too full or eyes too open. He may have a message but you cannot feel it. Therefore we made sure to include artists who connected deeply to their work, love and the life around them. Our artist’s put a piece of themselves in the artwork, they bring it to life with the very life energy they possess. They watch life around them and allow it to move through them and into their work.

Experiencing Buddha in your home for someone could be the start of a beautiful journey into yoga and meditation; for another, an extraordinary decoration; and for someone else a source of cosmic energy drawing love into their life.

It exists as a key to unlock the possibility that exists within you, and so having a spiritual token fostered with the love of creation in your home enhances everyone’s life that interacts with it, as it connects with the creator in you.

OUR ARTISTS

Our artists are individuals who are able to creatively reflect on today’s reality through eyes of love, faith and selflessness. They are spirited people that trust in the universe, bathe in natures love, and offer compassion to their fellow beings. It is these kinds of people whose works we display in our gallery; who are able to catch special moments of our everyday existence and portray it in their work. Our artists are united alongside us in our vision for the world and share in our desire to create positive energy fields in people’s homes and hearts.

OUR COLLECTION – UNITY THROUGH HEALIN

We find that when it comes to healing it begins with our mind – a place where our soul sits. Souls need to be taken care of constantly, and the ultimate form of nutrition for the mind is through prayer, meditation, flowers, music and an abundance of truly beautiful things around us.

Spiritual symbols such as the bible, a statue of Buddha or Ganesh, a mandala or mantra, a painting of a boomerang or expression of faith made in a creative and revolutionary manner means these objects themselves are sources of positive energy. We can harness this energy by planting these seeds of happiness and love into our homes so that it may inspire an awakening of creative and clearer thought, and the potential for self-realisation.

We plan to expand our collection to display a variety of different cultures and their spiritual expression. This way, we may see and learn from different people who share this earth with us in creating harmony, balance and beauty. Further, we shall advise you on the best piece for your journey and your home.

At Mystik River we believe that our artists and the pieces we exhibit came to us on our journey, not by chance but for a reason; and so, we believe that these pieces if they call out to you, are meant to be part of your life also.

MEETING MICHAEL MOTT

It was while planning for a gift for a close friend that the founder of Mystik River, Roman, met an artist that would have a great impact on him.

He was thinking of what gift to get, and where to go when he thought to himself that he would like to get something that symbolized their friendship – something simple but memorable.

While contemplating where he could go, he recalled a few stores in South Yarra, with one in particular standing out in his memory – Third Wing.

The store itself wasn’t big in size, but each cubic centimeter of the space was filled with varied wonders; from handmade jewellery to Moroccan mirrors, Polynesian sculptures and abstract installations. Roman also discovered photography and paintings by Michael Mott, the owner, himself.

It was a hidden treasure that kept pulling at Roman to come back and discover something new. Michael’s paintings in particular Roman resonated deeply with him and he admired the artistry heavily. It felt as though his paintings pulsated positive vibrations.

Roman recalls, once during dinner, Michael told him a wonderful children’s story he was working on. Roman found the story held a message not only for children, but also for adults. This story touched Roman, and in that moment a deep connection was formed between them as they came to understand each other more deeply and discovered that they shared a similar vision for the world.

Since then Michaels art has graced the walls of our gallery, his mission and vision working parallel to our own in enhancing the lives of the human species.

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introduction

A few may be aware of the power and glory of Indian art and history. Indeed, its origin is traced all the way back to Indus valley civilization, around 3500 BC. Today, we witness country’s rich and diverse cultural heritage through what remains of ancient art practices and contemporary artist who carry on the tradition. Early Indian art find its expression through a variety of shapes and mediums similar to its rich history. Rock art, ‘ageless’ terracotta goddess figures, seals, pottery, scroll paintings, miniatures, sculptures, panels, among other describe a variety of Indian art form. Among these, the art of Indian sculpting emerged to gain significant momentum. Image-making through sculpture played a pivotal role in spiritual devotion across India’s religions.

WHAT INSPIRED THE NAME MYSTIK RIVER?

The word river symbolizes a movement of energy, an invisible force that flows in and around us. The word mystic symbolizes the mystery of life itself and how we are continuously learning and discovering on its path of cyclical motion. These words together represent the flow of life or Tao as it is called in Indo-China.

At Mystik River we believe that the artists and pieces that have joined us on our journey were brought to us, not by chance, but so that we can enhance the lives of those around us.

The name Mystik River embodies this, the flow of energy that surrounds and unites all existence in the quest for truth in union and love. It can be difficult to understand all the events that have and will take place, and why. However, as time goes on the mysteries of life reveal themselves to us, and the reason people and moments are sent to us become clear.

Beyond this it is also homage to our humble beginnings that sparked a beautiful friendship and joint endeavor to spread spirituality and love to the world; this was the meeting between Roman and Rajesh at Gallery Mystika in Pune, India.

For more please read ‘Our Story.’

OUR MISSION

Love is a subtle delicate energy that has the ability to heal the body and soul. It is the ultimate vitamin and mineral for enhancing human beings to their highest potential, and often inspires people to create beauty. These creations are often balanced, open, clean and transparent; they have order, proportion and harmony and are a reflection of our unique and individual experiences.

People have the potential to create “good” or “bad” environments for their inner and outer world. Similarly, certain objects are capable of transmitting their energy to the space around them. Many cultures use amulets, lucky charms, pendants, statues, and other artefacts to aid them in unlocking the secrets of the universe, and thus, themselves.

As a result, here at Mystik River we have a collection of pieces imbibed with love, compassion and joy. We have chosen the shortest way to better the planet and grow the seeds of love, by spreading its transmission through our spiritual collection, with a large portion of pieces depicting Buddha.

It is said that Buddha reached enlightenment, a moment of self realization in which he experienced a state of pure bliss and was awakened to the truth of our reality, where it is said others sleep. Buddha is not only a sign of this happiness and love but also a source of it, generating positive energy into your home or office; installing order, harmony and balance into your space. It is a mystery how it works, but the truth is that it does and it may offer you the opportunity to unlock the secrets only known to the mystics who guide us. It is our mission, to bring this opportunity to you.

Our Story

It was in the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune, where our founder Roman had an encounter that would propel him forward into action, and further into himself.

North Main Road in Koregaon Park was a road Roman travelled daily. It was upon this road that he spotted a beautiful white marble statue of Buddha exhibited in front of a shop named ‘Gallery Mystika’. The statue was more than gravity. It had an immense power that caused him to slow the spinning wheels of his Royal Enfield motorbike as he drove by, and on one fateful day, stopped entirely to take a better look.

Finally beside its immense form, Roman studied its lines and shape. Immersed in his observation he was taken off guard by a voice behind him. “Sir, if you buy this Buddha we can deliver it anywhere, even to Europe.”

Roman turned to find intelligent eyes gazing at him. In that moment, Roman felt his mind was being read for he had truly been puzzling over how it would be possible to transport this 500kg sculpture, and so with a smile he replied, “Really? Let’s try to first deliver it 200 metres away. I am currently living nearby, a little further down the road.”

Over time, Roman discovered this man, Rajesh, was the owner of Gallery Mystica, and was immediately impressed with him. He couldn’t determine a particular reason why; whether it was the thick lenses through which one sensed a stream of intelligent energy, his noble manners, or possibly a meeting in another life. No matter the reason, the sensation was firm, as though he had been missing from Romans life all this time, and finally they were reunited.

By the end of their encounter, Roman felt as though so much had been found; a new home for his Buddha, as well as a partnership that seemed to span lifetimes. Something within Roman changed from that day, and moving forward he dedicated himself to spreading love to the world, as Rajesh and Buddha did to him.

At a later date, Roman discovered that the Buddha he got on that day was a larger replica of a statue Osho carried wherever he went. From then on, this Buddha has travelled the world with Roman; joining him, encouraging him and releasing him from the bonds of his own limitations with love.

BUILDING MYSTIK RIVER

After moving to Australia, Roman, found that most of the offers on oriental art were either ancient antiques, or commercially mass-produced. Often, mass-produced pieces are selected without a true, deep connection to the masters who made them and as a result the quality and impact of the piece is affected.

We wish to deliver something more than pieces of art, but to deliver a contemporary, unique creation that connects the artist and client. Each piece has it’s own story and radiates it’s own energy. As a result, we are more than just an art gallery, for our purpose is more than to simply sell art. We are offering an experience and an opportunity by sharing the tradition of Indian art, by connecting people to the origins of the work that speaks to them and by sharing the energy and love that our pieces carry. If one can understand the language of love, they will also appreciate our pieces and the energy held within them.

In a way, we are new to the “gallery business”, with its main purpose being to serve our strong desire to share love and ancient tradition.

Often people feel a single person cannot make a difference; we wanted to show that we could make a difference in how people interact with art, with themselves and life around them. We wish to inspire people to know they can make a difference because the only limitations they face, are those they place upon themselves.

We found the key to this was through Buddha statues.

It was important for us to know that if the creator of the piece is not inspired, is not living in state of love then the Buddha will look lifeless. His smile is nice but not alive, lips too full or eyes too open. He may have a message but you cannot feel it. Therefore we made sure to include artists who connected deeply to their work, love and the life around them. Our artist’s put a piece of themselves in the artwork, they bring it to life with the very life energy they possess. They watch life around them and allow it to move through them and into their work.

Experiencing Buddha in your home for someone could be the start of a beautiful journey into yoga and meditation; for another, an extraordinary decoration; and for someone else a source of cosmic energy drawing love into their life.

It exists as a key to unlock the possibility that exists within you, and so having a spiritual token fostered with the love of creation in your home enhances everyone’s life that interacts with it, as it connects with the creator in you.

OUR ARTISTS

Our artists are individuals who are able to creatively reflect on today’s reality through eyes of love, faith and selflessness. They are spirited people that trust in the universe, bathe in natures love, and offer compassion to their fellow beings. It is these kinds of people whose works we display in our gallery; who are able to catch special moments of our everyday existence and portray it in their work. Our artists are united alongside us in our vision for the world and share in our desire to create positive energy fields in people’s homes and hearts.

OUR COLLECTION – UNITY THROUGH HEALIN

We find that when it comes to healing it begins with our mind – a place where our soul sits. Souls need to be taken care of constantly, and the ultimate form of nutrition for the mind is through prayer, meditation, flowers, music and an abundance of truly beautiful things around us.

Spiritual symbols such as the bible, a statue of Buddha or Ganesh, a mandala or mantra, a painting of a boomerang or expression of faith made in a creative and revolutionary manner means these objects themselves are sources of positive energy. We can harness this energy by planting these seeds of happiness and love into our homes so that it may inspire an awakening of creative and clearer thought, and the potential for self-realisation.

We plan to expand our collection to display a variety of different cultures and their spiritual expression. This way, we may see and learn from different people who share this earth with us in creating harmony, balance and beauty. Further, we shall advise you on the best piece for your journey and your home.

At Mystik River we believe that our artists and the pieces we exhibit came to us on our journey, not by chance but for a reason; and so, we believe that these pieces if they call out to you, are meant to be part of your life also.

MEETING MICHAEL MOTT

It was while planning for a gift for a close friend that the founder of Mystik River, Roman, met an artist that would have a great impact on him.

He was thinking of what gift to get, and where to go when he thought to himself that he would like to get something that symbolized their friendship – something simple but memorable.

While contemplating where he could go, he recalled a few stores in South Yarra, with one in particular standing out in his memory – Third Wing.

The store itself wasn’t big in size, but each cubic centimeter of the space was filled with varied wonders; from handmade jewellery to Moroccan mirrors, Polynesian sculptures and abstract installations. Roman also discovered photography and paintings by Michael Mott, the owner, himself.

It was a hidden treasure that kept pulling at Roman to come back and discover something new. Michael’s paintings in particular Roman resonated deeply with him and he admired the artistry heavily. It felt as though his paintings pulsated positive vibrations.

Roman recalls, once during dinner, Michael told him a wonderful children’s story he was working on. Roman found the story held a message not only for children, but also for adults. This story touched Roman, and in that moment a deep connection was formed between them as they came to understand each other more deeply and discovered that they shared a similar vision for the world.

Since then Michaels art has graced the walls of our gallery, his mission and vision working parallel to our own in enhancing the lives of the human species.

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