One can only think of how challenging it can be to solve the Rubik’s cube while holding it for the first time. Rubik’s cube has been a popular puzzle amongst parents since its inception. Solving a Rubik’s cube is often associated with high intelligence due to the gruesome challenges that are involved in the entire process. Amidst the chaos surrounding Rubik’s cube, would you believe that it is possible to create a mosaic portrait with it?
Prithveesh K Bhat from Udupi, Karnataka is the Rubik’s cube maestro globally known for his exceptional art. Prithveesh holds 2 Guinness World Records due to his phenomenal talent for mastering the mind-boggling puzzle! Prithveesh, has been honored with 2 Guinness World Records, one in 2016 for ‘World’s Largest Dual Sided Rubik’s Cube Mosaic’ and another one in the year 2019 for World’s ‘Most contribution to a Rubik’s cube Mosaic.’
In a recent interview, Prithveesh shared his first experience with the mind-boggling Rubik’s cube. He mentioned, “It took me around a month to learn to solve the 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube. I must say, it was difficult for me when I first held the cube in my hands. I have always been inclined towards mathematics. It was during my engineering days, to be precise, the previous day of my M4 examination when I first met the cube. It intrigued me; I was stunned by the complexity of this creation. That day onwards, I kept on exploring, kept on researching new ways to use the Rubik’s cube, especially in creating mosaic cube arts i.e using thousands of cubes to represent an artwork.”
Prithveesh’s exceptional mastery of the Rubik’s cube was lauded in the recent episode of the popular show OMG! Yeh Mera India which is aired on History TV18. The show is known to feature impeccable talent from across the nation. The popular show’s recent episode celebrated the Rubik’s cube virtuoso. The narrator, Krushna Abhishek highlighted the complexities involved in creating a mosaic cube art. He also celebrated Prithveesh’s remarkable achievement of creating the ‘World’s Largest Dual Sided Rubik’s Cube Mosaic.’ Prithveesh brought pride to the country by creating a dual-sided figure of the popular animated character Mr. Bean and the legendary artist Charlie Chaplin using 4500 Rubik’s cubes! Krushna Abhishek also underscored the facts that a representation of 4500 Rubiks cubes surpassed the height of “Qutub Minar and that Prithveesh managed to crack 43 quintillion combinations to bring pride to the country! Prithveesh further added, “If I want to bring even pixel on the top, I need to rotate it considering the fact that the bottom layer shall get affected too! Imagine getting the desired layer for 4500 cubes, that too for the creation of a dual-sided portrait!” In the episode, Prithveesh pays a tribute to India’s pride, Neeraj Chopra and the gorgeous Deepika Padukone.
Prithveesh has created more than 200 portraits featuring stalwarts like Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, and many more eminent global personalities. Prithveesh dedicated an enormous portrait, made out of Rubik’s cubes to celebrate Puneeth Rajkumar in the year 2019, which was later shared by the actor too on his social media accounts. Another of Prithveesh’s feat includes creating one of Asia’s biggest artwork done using 7400 mini cubes which is permanently installed at the HCCB Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages headquarters, Bengaluru showcases HCCB’s diverse products in it. He has also featured in Stars Sports RCB Insider Show, Sony Sab, Colors, Star Suvarna and other TV shows for his cube art performances. In the recent feature of Star Sports’ RCB Insider Show, Prithveesh, along with his brother Pradheesh K. Bhat celebrated the brotherly-bond between the former Indian skipper Virat Kohli and the ever-amazing AB de Villiers with a whopping number of 700 Rubik’s cube.
Prithveesh is keen on taking his distinguished talent to the next level by gracing the country with many more records. But this time with mosaic portraits made out of cubes of various shapes and sizes which shall transform the way humans look at puzzles.