“Our artist - is an individual that is capable to creatively reflect on today’s reality. A reality seen through eyes with love, faith, and selflessness. Eyes that trust the universe. It Is a particular perspective, love for nature, people, tradition. It is an eye that catches special moments of our everyday existence. They live in here and now. We are united in our vision of the world. These are people who want to create a center of positive energy field. “ Roman - Founder Mystik River

 

Together in partnership with Mr Rajesh, Mystik River delivers works by award winning artists from India. About 28 years ago, Mr Rajesh and his wife had a vision seek out great artists across India who had taken on the tradition of producing internationally acclaimed art. They spent their life traveling to temples such as Ajanta Ellora, Khajurao, Konark, Meenakshi and many more in order to seep ourselves in their art. They went further, to remote villages in search of the most authentic and talented artists to join our quest to take Indian art to a wider audience.

Till date, our artists continue the tradition of ancient Indian sculpting passed to them over generations, from father to son. Their level of skill and craftsmanship is unparalleled. Each artist comes from different region in India and specialize in different types of medium from traditional Indian Sandstone, to classic white marble and black Granite. Some artist tilize more exclusive mediums, creating their masterpieces from high grade semi-precious gems and crystals sourced from around the world. Each artists uses different techniques in creation of their range of sculptures, wands and jewelry. They in turn also employ artisans working under them, to whom they can pass on their skills.

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

Mahabalipuram, South India
R. MANI

BORN: 1965

MATERIAL USED—Sandstone , Granite and Soft stone.

R. Mani born in 1965 , is originally from Mahabalipuram located in Tamil Nadu state, South India. Mani was brought up surrounded by art. His father, Dhruva Pratap was a well-known sculptor and maintained and restored the sculptures of the famous Konark Temple in South India, passing on his skills to his son.

R. Mani sources his inspiration from world famous temples of India such as Meenakshi, Khajuraho, Ellora Cave to name but a few. Influenced by Gupta and Kushan style sculptures, the artist specializes on traditional Indian Gods and Goddesses. He works with traditional Indian materials such as Sandstone, Granite and Marble

Holder of two awards from the President of India, he is especially well known for his Buddha sculptures. He imbues his Buddha faces with such serenity and a sense of blissfulness that it’s no surprise they are used by so many to assist in deep meditation in some of the leading meditation centres around the world. His intricate Goddess figures are equally revered and he has exhibited his work both in Germany and the USA.

Gujarat, India
V. SOMPURA

MATERIAL USED: Soft Granite, White Marble

V. Sompura signature skill and technique lies is in his ability to work with white marble and soft granite. He is often inspired by images of Buddha, but also works around more modern and abstract ideas for his sculptures. His craftsmanship has gained recognition in India and his work has been used across various spiritual retreats. A wonderful example of his abstract marble sculpture is the AUM Ganesh.

Jaipur, Rajasthan
RAM KUMAR

BORN: 1988

MATERIAL: High grade semi-precious stones and crystals

Ram Kumar is the artist behind some of our most incredible masterpieces here at Mystik River. Ram Kumar’s sculptures are inspired by Indian and Tibetan Gods and Goddesses. Following on from his father Mr. Hanuman and grandfather, both accomplished artists in their time, Ram has continued the family tradition.

Working predominantly with semi-precious stones and high grade crystals , his work focuses on Tibetan Buddha figures and Indian gods as Ganesh, Shiva, Buddha, Laxmi and Tibetan Tara. His sculptures radiate grace and elegance as he mixes his art with some very high grade semi-precious gemstones such as Labradorite, Tiger’s eye, Rose quartz and Clear Quartz Crystal. His ability to refine the natural beauty of crystals and gems in his sculptures is unlike anything you will experience.

Salem, Tamil Nadu
K.Ravi

BORN: 1973

MATERIAL USED— Wood

Ravi completed his education in engineering but was drawn more to sculpting and decided to join his father, Mr Swamy. He specialises in woodwork and artistically carved interior decorative furniture. He is known for, making stunning figures of gods and goddess such as Kali, Durga, Laxmi and many of the different postures of Ganesha. He also produces ornamental doors used in various temples in South India as well doors of some of the affluent family bungalows in south India.

In 2014 he was awarded the Master Craftsman Award by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms Jayalalitha and recently was invited to France by the Indian Consulate to work on the Indian temple there.

Howrah, West Bengal
UTAM KUMAR

BORN: 1982

MATERIAL USED—Various semi-precious and precious stones from around the world

Utam learnt his fine workmanship from his father Mr Niranjan. He moved from Bengal and has spent the last twenty years in Pune where along with his five silversmiths he creates beautiful wands and jewellery made from gemstones sourced from around the world.

For last twenty years Utam’s exquisite healing wands and jewellery have been seen in many of the leading ‘Mind & Body’ shops around Europe and the U.K. He is also known for its fine silverwork. It’s not mass produced and every piece gets lot of attention and goes through rigorous quality control. His healing wands are created in limited edition, with only a few released per year

New Delhi
AKASH SINGH

BORN: 1988

MATERIAL USED— Sandstone, Marble and various Semi precious stones.

A young post-graduate Fine Artist, Akash specialises in sculpture using semi-precious stones and sandstone. He’s the latest artist to join the team at Gallery Mystica and as an innovative and contemporary artist, his work often conveys a hidden message. Of particular note are two recent works in sandstone, Tree of Life and Mother & Child imbued as they are with a profound spiritual meaning.

He specialises on crafting Traditional Indian Gods as well as more contemporary subjects

Howrah in Bengal
GAUTAM KUMAR

BORN: 1978

MATERIAL USED: semi-precious gems, crystal

SPECIALISATION: Healing wands and semi-precious and precious stones jewellery.

Originally from Bengal, Gautam is now based in Pune where he works with his small, talented and dedicated team. He learnt his work from his father, a very popular craftsman, producing exquisite silver ornamental work using gemstones. Gautam is known for his extra-large healing sticks made from rosewood and encrusted with semi-precious stones. These are used by healers for various therapies in Mind body shops around the world.

Odessa, Ukraine
SVITLANA BABAYEVA

SPECIALITY: Mixed media, oriental inspired

Svetlana spent much of her time travelling and discovering hidden treasures of the world. Her discovery of Asia in particularly, played a pivotal role in her life. She admired not only Asia's vibrant culture - but also the people, nature, landscapes, and its timeless architecture. She covered all corners, from Bhutan and Myanmar, to Mongolia and Japan. It awoke something within her. She felt the urge to capture and share the beauty of this landscape with the world. That is how she began to paint. She tried various painting medium from traditional acrylic, pastel, watercolour to less common ones such as coffee or ink. As her passion for painting grew, she invested her time into perfecting her technique and studying alternative art forms such mosaic, collage, print making, photography and graphic design. Through her art, one can experience the diversity of Asian culture - in all its richness and glory.

LOCAL ARTIST
Adelaide, Australia
Michael Mott

SPECIALITY: Mixed media

As a self-taught mixed media artist Michael follows his own unique and intuitive approach to painting. Culture, spirituality and nature are inspirations to Michael’s creative process and influence his art in immeasurable ways. Vibrant colour, unique materials and intricate detail are some characteristics of Michael’s paintings. His style is ever evolving and each piece vibrates with an energy that some described as ‘peaceful’ and ‘harmonious’.

'Tree of Love', 'Benediction' and 'Awareness' are among some of his masterpieces.

“Our artist - is an individual that is capable to creatively reflect on today’s reality. A reality seen through eyes with love, faith, and selflessness. Eyes that trust the universe. It Is a particular perspective, love for nature, people, tradition. It is an eye that catches special moments of our everyday existence. They live in here and now. We are united in our vision of the world. These are people who want to create a center of positive energy field. “ Roman - Founder Mystik River

 

Together in partnership with Mr Rajesh, Mystik River delivers works by award winning artists from India. About 28 years ago, Mr Rajesh and his wife had a vision seek out great artists across India who had taken on the tradition of producing internationally acclaimed art. They spent their life traveling to temples such as Ajanta Ellora, Khajurao, Konark, Meenakshi and many more in order to seep ourselves in their art. They went further, to remote villages in search of the most authentic and talented artists to join our quest to take Indian art to a wider audience.

Till date, our artists continue the tradition of ancient Indian sculpting passed to them over generations, from father to son. Their level of skill and craftsmanship is unparalleled. Each artist comes from different region in India and specialize in different types of medium from traditional Indian Sandstone, to classic white marble and black Granite. Some artist tilize more exclusive mediums, creating their masterpieces from high grade semi-precious gems and crystals sourced from around the world. Each artists uses different techniques in creation of their range of sculptures, wands and jewelry. They in turn also employ artisans working under them, to whom they can pass on their skills.

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
  • R. Mani

    Mahabalipuram, South India
    R. MANI

    BORN: 1965

    MATERIAL USED—Sandstone , Granite and Soft stone.

    R. Mani born in 1965 , is originally from Mahabalipuram located in Tamil Nadu state, South India. Mani was brought up surrounded by art. His father, Dhruva Pratap was a well-known sculptor and maintained and restored the sculptures of the famous Konark Temple in South India, passing on his skills to his son.

    R. Mani sources his inspiration from world famous temples of India such as Meenakshi, Khajuraho, Ellora Cave to name but a few. Influenced by Gupta and Kushan style sculptures, the artist specializes on traditional Indian Gods and Goddesses. He works with traditional Indian materials such as Sandstone, Granite and Marble

    Holder of two awards from the President of India, he is especially well known for his Buddha sculptures. He imbues his Buddha faces with such serenity and a sense of blissfulness that it’s no surprise they are used by so many to assist in deep meditation in some of the leading meditation centres around the world. His intricate Goddess figures are equally revered and he has exhibited his work both in Germany and the USA.

  • V. Sompura

    Gujarat, India
    V. SOMPURA

    MATERIAL USED: Soft Granite, White Marble

    V. Sompura signature skill and technique lies is in his ability to work with white marble and soft granite. He is often inspired by images of Buddha, but also works around more modern and abstract ideas for his sculptures. His craftsmanship has gained recognition in India and his work has been used across various spiritual retreats. A wonderful example of his abstract marble sculpture is the AUM Ganesh.

  • Ram Kumar

    Jaipur, Rajasthan
    RAM KUMAR

    BORN: 1988

    MATERIAL: High grade semi-precious stones and crystals

    Ram Kumar is the artist behind some of our most incredible masterpieces here at Mystik River. Ram Kumar’s sculptures are inspired by Indian and Tibetan Gods and Goddesses. Following on from his father Mr. Hanuman and grandfather, both accomplished artists in their time, Ram has continued the family tradition.

    Working predominantly with semi-precious stones and high grade crystals , his work focuses on Tibetan Buddha figures and Indian gods as Ganesh, Shiva, Buddha, Laxmi and Tibetan Tara. His sculptures radiate grace and elegance as he mixes his art with some very high grade semi-precious gemstones such as Labradorite, Tiger’s eye, Rose quartz and Clear Quartz Crystal. His ability to refine the natural beauty of crystals and gems in his sculptures is unlike anything you will experience.

  • K.Ravi

    Salem, Tamil Nadu
    K.Ravi

    BORN: 1973

    MATERIAL USED— Wood

    Ravi completed his education in engineering but was drawn more to sculpting and decided to join his father, Mr Swamy. He specialises in woodwork and artistically carved interior decorative furniture. He is known for, making stunning figures of gods and goddess such as Kali, Durga, Laxmi and many of the different postures of Ganesha. He also produces ornamental doors used in various temples in South India as well doors of some of the affluent family bungalows in south India.

    In 2014 he was awarded the Master Craftsman Award by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms Jayalalitha and recently was invited to France by the Indian Consulate to work on the Indian temple there.

  • Utam Kumar

    Howrah, West Bengal
    UTAM KUMAR

    BORN: 1982

    MATERIAL USED—Various semi-precious and precious stones from around the world

    Utam learnt his fine workmanship from his father Mr Niranjan. He moved from Bengal and has spent the last twenty years in Pune where along with his five silversmiths he creates beautiful wands and jewellery made from gemstones sourced from around the world.

    For last twenty years Utam’s exquisite healing wands and jewellery have been seen in many of the leading ‘Mind & Body’ shops around Europe and the U.K. He is also known for its fine silverwork. It’s not mass produced and every piece gets lot of attention and goes through rigorous quality control. His healing wands are created in limited edition, with only a few released per year

  • Akash Singh

    New Delhi
    AKASH SINGH

    BORN: 1988

    MATERIAL USED— Sandstone, Soft stone and various Semi precious stones.

    A young post-graduate Fine Artist, Akash specialises in sculpture using semi-precious stones and native Indian medium such as soft stone/sandstone. He’s the latest artist to join the team at Mystik River and is an innovative and contemporary artist, who crafts his works following the ancient technique of Indian sculpting. His subjects are around spiritual values rooted in the Hindu culture, and often convey hidden message. Of particular note are two recent works in sandstone, Tree of Life and Mother & Child imbued as they are with a profound spiritual meaning.

    He specialises on crafting Traditional Indian Gods and Goddesses, Sacred animals figures like Elephants and Buffalos, as well decorative arts in form carved Vases, Pots, Gift Boxes, Cups and more. 

  • Gautam Kumar

    Howrah in Bengal
    GAUTAM KUMAR

    BORN: 1978

    MATERIAL USED: semi-precious gems, crystal

    SPECIALISATION: Healing wands and semi-precious and precious stones jewellery.

    Originally from Bengal, Gautam is now based in Pune where he works with his small, talented and dedicated team. He learnt his work from his father, a very popular craftsman, producing exquisite silver ornamental work using gemstones. Gautam is known for his extra-large healing sticks made from rosewood and encrusted with semi-precious stones. These are used by healers for various therapies in Mind body shops around the world.

  • Svitlana Babayeva

    Odessa, Ukraine
    SVITLANA BABAYEVA

    SPECIALITY: Mixed media, oriental inspired

    Svetlana spent much of her time travelling and discovering hidden treasures of the world. Her discovery of Asia in particularly, played a pivotal role in her life. She admired not only Asia's vibrant culture - but also the people, nature, landscapes, and its timeless architecture. She covered all corners, from Bhutan and Myanmar, to Mongolia and Japan. It awoke something within her. She felt the urge to capture and share the beauty of this landscape with the world. That is how she began to paint. She tried various painting medium from traditional acrylic, pastel, watercolour to less common ones such as coffee or ink. As her passion for painting grew, she invested her time into perfecting her technique and studying alternative art forms such mosaic, collage, print making, photography and graphic design. Through her art, one can experience the diversity of Asian culture - in all its richness and glory.

LOCAL ARTIST
  • Michael Mott

    Adelaide, Australia
    Michael Mott

    SPECIALITY: Mixed media

    As a self-taught mixed media artist Michael follows his own unique and intuitive approach to painting. Culture, spirituality and nature are inspirations to Michael’s creative process and influence his art in immeasurable ways. Vibrant colour, unique materials and intricate detail are some characteristics of Michael’s paintings. His style is ever evolving and each piece vibrates with an energy that some described as ‘peaceful’ and ‘harmonious’.

    'Tree of Love', 'Benediction' and 'Awareness' are among some of his masterpieces.

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