SACRED IMAGES ++
I am currently exploring many avenues of artwork including painting. My previous solo exhibition at Stride was titled "Divine Inspiration" where I created works based on Vedic deities. Previous to that, my Sacred Images series is a series of bold, bright, colorful works by Brian Batista. Inspired by a deep and profound curiosity in Buddhist spirituality and Tibetan Thangka (scroll paintings) paintings, each piece in this series is a deity based on historical reference. These deities represent psychological aspects of the human condition. Each work seeks to convey a philosophical teaching through its narrative. It is said that the creation of these icons is meritorious act and that they will bring good visualization /focus and luck to the bearer. These works are intended to inspire beauty, reverence, curiosity and thought.