The painter’s imagery is multi-layered and replete with life’s many motifs, materialistic and metaphysical and colours that exude a mysterious vibrancy are drawn from his many journeys, internal and external, with the forms finding their own space and place with the elements of nature -- everyday life, birds, animals, dreams and fantasies. Madan’s anthropomorphic images, part human, part animal are employed deftly to paint the emotional-scape of human beings and the complexity of man- woman relationships.
Eroticism too is a recurring thread. Chandigarh’s landscape, surroundings, architecture, has also inspired many of Madan Lal’s series of works, as he constantly explores new ways to express through his art. Drawing remains Madan Lal’s first passion, as he creates hundreds of sketch books, which also contain his poetry and tell many stories, as he embarks on new artistic journeys.