A graduate of Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, artist Milind Shid has very beautifully portrayed the idea of metaphysics through his  painting. The non-objective painting hides deep philosophy under its layers and gives us a glimpse into his idea of faith and God.

If we study the origins of religion and faith, we would see the idea of  God was abstract. It was nothing more than a philosophy or a belief  which was pure and non-discriminative, but as time passed, faith was modified  with human acts and deeds. Every cell was divided into religion, caste,  culture, creed, and so was God. A single thought was given form,  symbolized and claimed by every religion for its own. Today, in this  highly progressive world, God is something more than a notion. Is it a  pure belief of thoughts and ideologies or a beautified and decorated  piece of stone? Does the essence of purity exist, or has it been  replaced by fear?

Milind Shid is making an effort to revive the pure essence and aesthetic of the  word “God”. His abstract painting is a representation of today’s God. A  saffron tilak (considered holy by the Hindus) applied to a dark  lifeless stone transforms it into God. The phenomenon is replicated in  all religions with their respective practices and Gods. It is something  we have developed to satisfy our existence and not his. It is time we  question our attitude and perspective. This expressionist painting which  has a lot to narrate has given rise to a question towards the same.

The bold use of colours is a representation of his determined thoughts. Abstraction is a depiction of similarity  and the contrast colours of a  palette is a reflection of the contrast thought process which has  evolved over the centuries. The natural and authentic application of the  colours connects the viewer to the purity of the thought which one has  buried deep beneath.

Milind Shid has taken an initiative to  shower some light on the ignored and faded ideologies through his  paintings. It’s time we acknowledge the effort and react to the same.

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