"Prabhakar Barwe's paintings, reflect certain essential features of poetic form; the brevity of elements, the multiple resonance of their meanings, a certain instantness of something grasped lucidly. These paintings do not reflect the world but rather show one way of seeing reality and at once experiencing it. The profound stillness that emanates from this space is a contemplative silence in which the spectator's eye is turned inward." (V. Sharma, Prabhakar Barwe, Mumbai, Gallery Chemould, December 1987).
Symbols appear to float on Barwe's canvas and as one sees more of his work, the relationship between the various symbols become clearer.