Print Edition - 2016-05-25  |  Life & Style

Joint art exhibit at NAC

- Rea Mishra, Kathmandu

May 25, 2016-

The Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal is currently hosting a collaborative art exhibition that features artworks by artists Krishna Lama and Krishna Maya Suwal. The exhibit was inaugurated on Monday by Sangeeta Thapa, director of the Siddhartha Arts Foundation. 

Though part of the same exhibit, the works by the two artists have been put on display in two different galleries, owing perhaps to the seemingly dissonant themes the artists have employed in their works. The Gallery 1, inside the Art Council premises, features an array of works by the artist Lama, titled Light That Holds a Dream; whilst the Gallery 2 is adorned with Suwal’s artworks, the collection of which is titled Conditional Counterfactuals. 

“I believe that my paintings are not conventional and are largely the outcomes of my experiments.The images are far from realistic but close to the thoughts and exaggerated things I imagine in mind. These paintings portray various moments in my life: I speak through art,” said artist Lama at the opening.”All my feelings are encased in these works, which I feel grateful sharing with the audience.”

While Lama’s works largely express what is inside, Suwal’s artworks look like they are on a lookout, on an eternal quest—the quest of finding the deities and gods. Suwal explains the genesis of her work as: “I wanted to explore the unexplained dimension of how God looks like by depicting the appearances of God with multiple hands and weapons. I believe we react to things differently because everyone experiences life differently; and thus I have compared this phenomenon to flowers in my paintings, a variety of them—some short, and some tall, as you can see. Therefore, simply put, my artwork depicts the various stimulis our mind happens to be struck by.”

The exhibit will continue until May 27. 

Published: 25-05-2016 08:06

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