Ratnadeep has been sharing his time in Mumbai & Berlin, attending the Operas, which led to frequent interactions with Wagnerians. The countless commentaries and transcriptions from books on the subject led him to paint “The Golden Ear” and be the first Indian to exhibit a suite of 18 artworks comprising of oils and paper, based on Richard Wagner and mainly his epic opera "Der ring of Nibelung" (Ring of Nibelungs). RGA's work revolves around his philosophical interpretation with connection especially to Indian-global mythological context with contemporary time.
Wagner's magnified opera written in 1874, ‘The Ring’ is based on Germanic mythology; presents many opportunities for visual spectacle with the Mermaids, the winged horses, giants and Dragon, magic flames, and massive sets. Ratnadeep, who is a viewer in this case, reads this opera from his own socio-cultural perspective drawing references from Indian culture, history, politics and Ancient Indian Philosophies. In a unique combination of large-scale paintings complete with codes and references about love, greed and every other human and social subject, Ratnadeep re–tells the stories of this mythical adventure and Karma through his paintings.
The grand exhibition will be inaugurated on July 20, 2013 amidst a gathering of dignitaries from across the world at Seminarhaus am NeuenSchloß, Bayreuth, Germany - the Hometown of Richard Wagner and will continue for six weeks. The show then travels to prestigious Berlin Opera House, Germany.