Opening Reception Thurs 8th March, 6- 9pm
We are eager to invite you to Rivaaj Ramjan’s solo show “man-i-fest.” Rivaaj Ramjan was born in South Africa (Pietermaritzburg) in the 70s, and is an artist now living and working in Dublin as a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. With influences from a barrage of cultures, from a traditional Indian heritage with its explosion of colour to the rich blend of local and African cultures.
About the concept of “man-i-fest” from Rivaaj Ramjan:
“If you can see it in your mind, your going to hold it in your hands” – Bob Proctor
Above is a quote I read 4 years ago which set me out on a journey to see what this actually meant. After researching, I made contact with Bob himself, read all his books and many more, watched hours of videos and attended many seminars, I want to get this amazing concept to as many people as I can and art was one of the mediums which I truly enjoy doing and wanted to use this medium to bring this message to the general public.
What do I want to say with my art?
To celebrate the human and their ability to achieve their desires and goals in their lives by this simple process using the universal laws of manifestation and the laws of attraction.
My work is an examination of the different forms this takes, and the thinking that lies behind it. I use abstract images and symbols as the common denominator in my work as the world itself and the concept is abstract to many of us. My work is not only something to be hung and forgotten, once hung in the correct spot, the colours and images used to will assist with the process of manifestation by helping one visualize their deep desires and hopefully help it become their reality. Altering the human form is a way of questioning the human’s attitudes, fears and unwritten rules which have formed in our environment and our behaviour within it.
“My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover the power that lays with all of us to live a happier and fulfilled life.”