A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. Mandala (Sanskrit Maṇḍala, ‘circle’) is a spiritual and ritualistic symbol in Indian religions, representing the universe.
Mandalas are practiced as the art of Rangoli making all over India. Women draw Rangolis outside their houses on all auspicious occasions, especially during the festival of Diwali. And thanks to the era of knowledge sharing, people all over the world now practice and cherish this art form.
Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms. They can also contain recognizable images that carry meaning for the person who is creating it. In essence, mandalas represent the connection between our inner worlds and outer reality. Designing your own mandalas can be both inspirational and therapeutic.
So we at Paintcollar have decided to explore this elegant art form by highlighting Madalas and talented Mandala artists who have been creating, promoting and beautifying Paintcollar.com’s homepage feed for some time now.
On the eve of Diwali, let us celebrate the more elegant, yet geometrically robust side of art. Presenting the Mandala artists of Paintcollar, who shall help inspire your next Rangoli masterpiece for this Diwali.
Suchita Pande Iyer is surely the most unique Mandala artist you will ever come across. You can see her combining the traditional Mandala art form with a variety of shapes, thus giving rise to a jaw dropping final output. Her designs are as beautiful, as they are geometrically precise. .
Meghan Dal Masetto is an Australian artist specialising in completely hand drawn mandala designs, who also uses water colour accents to add that extra touch to her masterpieces. She just got started on Paintcollar and has already won many hearts with her amazing work. It really goes to show how art connects and inspires people from all over the world. She’s just 18 but yet her mandala designs are among the best you may have seen.
Meghana’s weapons of choice are primarily two colours. Black and White. Although she likes to experiment with Mandalas, her outputs are usually fabulous pieces of artwork which leave one desiring for more. Like most other Mandala artists she does not confine herself to the four boundaries of a page/canvas. Click on the link below to check out more of her amazing artwork.
Nihariekka is a Photographer / Writer / Art Curator/Art Advisor , besides being an amazing artist herself. She prefers a more psychadelic approach with the use of mesmerizing colours in her artwork. Her own range of Mandalas #MeditatingMandalas are a collection some amazing designs which are worth a contemplative look for every art enthusiast. View all of her mandala designs and more of her amazing work on her Paintcollar profile.
Deepika, also known as Art and Soul, uses Mandalas as parts of bigger designs, thus creating some interesting patterns. She uses the art of Mandalas effectively to add elegance and a unique touch to her designs and the end product is *check the awesome phone case below*. With a major use of vibrant colours and vectors, she creates enchanting works which can be seen on her profile.
Mitali Joseph, an artist/illustrator from Mumbai, has her own approach to illustrations which often feature animals as seen from her perspective. Although you may not find Mitali pursuing Mandala art very frequently, you will observe her artworks draw inspiration from the basics of mandala art i.e. geometric balance. Check out her incredible artwork on paintcollar.com by clicking on the below link.
Pratyasha Nithin, a budding artist from Mysore, Karnataka, also practices Mandala art apart from her contemporary paintings. She often uses the geometric balance as the base of her artworks, and thus gives birth to mesmerizing artistic masterpieces.
Shradz Hire is a free spirited painter, doodler and a Mandala artist who often experiments multiple Mandalas in one artwork, thus giving a new twist to the already practiced ways of Mandala making. She often uses contrasting colours to bring out the the various aspects of her personal style.