Ella Prakash was born in Bahrain. Her passion for art stems from childhood and for as long as she can recall, she has dedicated herself to her artistic mission and challenge, the risks and realities of which have informed her profession.
Her abstract figurative paintings represent the world as if seen through a prism, with bold colours dispersed across the canvas producing geometric forms that offer fleeting, exhilarating glimpses of bodies, streets and still lives. The geometry of the Cubist aesthetic that structures the Bahrain-based artist’s enigmatic compositions recalls works by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. In Ella’s case, however, the choice of colours achieves a markedly different effect. Each interlocking, overlapping, super-imposed and contrasting hue provokes a different reaction in the viewer, as if we are not looking at a single canvas, but rather a whole range of artworks contained within one. The spectacular rhythm of colours, lines and brushstrokes infuses each subject with an irrepressible inner dynamism.
Ella believes that every work of art must carry a message; through her canvasses she shares the knowledge that she has gained over the years through teaching, hoping to help change lives along the way. Her profession is a journey and with each creation is a development of the artist’s signature style, expressed through the manifestation of her emotions on canvas.