Believe in yourself
KATHMANDU: Artist Sagar Manandhar, known especially for his paintings, has 12 solo painting exhibitions to his credit. He is the lecturer at Kathmandu University School of Art and Design. Had he not become an artist, Manandhar says, he would have joined "Army". He won the first prize in 'Contemporary Art' category at National Academy of Fine Arts' national-level art exhibition held in 2012. The talented artist plans to continue his artistic journey in the days ahead. And here he recalls his college days
MY ALMA MATER (S)
I completed BFA in 2008 and MFA in 2010 from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. I won gold medal in both the graduate and post graduate levels.
I studied Creative Painting.
It was a period with golden opportunities but full of struggle.
BEST OF COLLEGE LIFE
Interaction with varied people was the best thing. Lots of inspirational people and lots of ideas used to be under one roof.
I won the first prize in quick sketch competition while I was in BFA Ist year. But I had been doing the sketch without knowing it was a competition. I was awarded on the spot for my work.
Hard work, and unity lead you to success.
WORDS TO HEED
Never get frustrated. Work hard according to your capability, without expecting anything in return. Just depend and believe in yourself.
HOW TO ACE IN COLLEGE
Collaborate with friends to get mentorship. Use your time and creativity effectively. It’s only during your college life that you will be around your friends and mentors. So, utilise it properly for future endeavour.