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KATHMANDU: A single exhibition, but diverse works with unique theme and style! This is what you can experience at ‘Evolving Within’ — an art exhibition by Kathmandu
Once again, the four artists of Kathmandu Quartet — Chirag Bangdel, Bidhata KC, Kapil Mani Dixit and Kurchi Dasgupta have teamed up and come forth with their second collective exhibition that started at the Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal from September 7.
You will see Bangdel’s artworks exploring spirituality and meditation through mandalas where the artist has used mixed media collages. Meanwhile, the theme of love has been represented in his Geet Govinda series that is inspired by the 13th century Indian poet Jayadeva. The paintings in this series showcase the love between Radha and Krishna. Bangdel has used acrylic on canvas for this series.
He has used bright, bold and contrasting colours like red, green, yellow, white and dark shades like black and purple.
On the other hand, KC has explored the unnoticed parts of plant in her works. Leaves of Peepal and lily have become her major motifs where the artist seems to showcase interconnection between leaves and life’s existence. She has used acrylic on canvas where colours like brown, copper and gold have been used to depict the unnoticed parts of plants which are mostly ignored.
Dixit’s nude artworks whereas depict human sentiments and feelings. His works that have used charcoal on canvas are based on live models. Colours that fit with emotions have been used through acrylic wash and mixed media techniques.
Gupta, however, has explored her day-to-day life in her vibrant colourful paintings. These works with diverse motifs have used mixed media and each of her paintings narrate a different story of the society.
In ‘Anatomy of Feminine Imagination’, motifs like female, television, goddess, flowers, et cetera are used. A dreamlike painting narrates the story of a feminine identity who is looking for love and freedom. But her identity is constructed mostly by mass media where bold strokes of colours represent the boldness of urban civilisation and way of life.
The exhibition is on till September 17.