Ashok Patel's art returns us to the spiritual core of India. It leaves aside religion (which, to Patel, has now combined with the same ugliness of modern society) and concentrates on the enhancement of the soul. Critic, Shivaji K. Panikkar states that 'Ashok Patel's work is a pointer to a mammoth art world in the country [India], distinct from the most avant-garde artist/intellectual groups. His work is a return to India's spiritual centre, aiming to lift the soul, give hope and subtract the distrust from our lives.'
Ashok graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art Sculpture (1979-82) and a Post-Diploma in Fine Art Sculpture (1983-85) from the Baroda M.S. University, Gujarat; Studied Kathak dance (1997-9) and Music & Vocal studies (1981) at Baroda M.S. University and is now part of many art collections across the world.