Ravi is an innovative artist, steeped in both Dada and Surrealism, who mined his unconscious for imagery meant to provoke and sometimes mock social convention. He feels that the modern world is irrational; An idea that forms the basis for much of his work. He even created an alter ego called “Napoleon, The one eyed cat” that would find itself in many of his works; One such work is the Napoleon guides the explorer (Ceramic, acrylic 2017).
He is inspired from the worlds of magical folklore, literature, philosophy, anthropology, metaphysics and spirituality in accord with Surrealist elements and archetypes of the unconscious to create his work. The effect on the spectator becomes rich with symbolic connotation, pulling on both the personal and universal points of resonance.