His life is divided between India and France. From 1980, he is inspired by the Hindu philosophy in a quest for the creation of the world, beyond the simple balance of the elements. His now resolutely non-figurative art includes various geometric symbols. The artist compares his paintings to temples, designed to offer to the visitor a mystical ecstasy.
On December 15 in Mumbai, Christie's sells Bindu, acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm painted in 1983, lot 39 estimated Rs 10 crore equivalent to US $ 1.5M.
The bindu is a black dot that concentrates the primordial energy. This symbol of wisdom is the third eye worn by Hindus as a makeup in the forehead. In the artwork for sale, the intense black bindu occupies the exact center of the image and transmits its power to the surrounding world.
This painting can be analyzed as an abstract landscape with warm colors, a dominance of horizontal lines and a gradual bottom up brightening that evokes the light of day. In the region at the level of the bindu, triangles in opposite directions expose the male and female duality of life.
On 10 June 2010, Christie's sold for £ 2.4 million including premium Saurashtra, 200 x 200 cm, painted in the same year with a similar range of glowing colors, slightly clearer. This geographic title confirms that Raza's mysticism remains attached to the physical beauty of the Indian landscapes.