Colours speak a different rhythm


Just like musicians produce a piece of music with the playing of different instruments in perfect harmony, artists play with different colours and forms to prepare their compositions to express themselves. This was manifested in the 11th solo exhibition that prominent artist Surendra Pradhan had showcased at the Buddha Gallery on November 21. Australian ambassador to Nepal Keith Gardner inaugurated the exhibition. Presented on the theme ‘Rhythm of Forms and Colours’, Pradhan has made use of bright contrasting colours in almost all of his 28 paintings on display. Using the medium watercolour or acrylic on paper, his paintings depict the characteristics of Nepali life and society in his motif. The paintings of lord Ganesh, depicting women busy in their daily work, a beggar on the street, a barber cutting hair and portrayal of nature, culture and ritual, add variety to his paintings.

“Work of art can be used as a means of introducing our lifestyle, culture and society to the world and I have tried to do the same through the selection of colours, characters and images for my paintings,” says Pradhan. The price for his work ranges from Rs 7,500 to 28,500. He received his initial training from renowned artist late RN Joshi. Shrestha did his BFA Degree in Fine Arts from Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai. He has already held 10 solo exhibitions in Nepal and abroad and participated in various group exhibitions.

(The exhibition is on till December 9)