Sohan Qadri


Sohan Qadri born 2 November 1932, in Punjab died 2 March 2011, in Toronto, Canada was a yogi, poet and a painter from India who has lived in Copenhagen for the past 30 years. His paintings result from states of deep meditation, and are informed by the colors of India:luminous, dye-infused works on meticulously serrated paper.

Combining spirituality and art, Sohan Qadri invokes a vision of meditative tranquillity through vibrant motifs in his paintings. Often eschewing conventional paint mediums, Qadri is known to create ink and dye works on paper that evoke the rich colours of his birthplace, India. The Copenhagen-based artist was introduced to yogic practices at the young age of seven. His early years spent in India, where he met and was influenced by two wandering mystics, informed his aesthetics and later work. Qadri’s paintings are hybrid marriage of Tantric imagery and late modernist minimalism, earning him the title of the “Tantric yogi artist” from Francis Newton Souza, one of India’s leading Modernists. 

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40 x 30 inches

Watercolour on Paper


40 x 30 inches

Ink and water color on paper