Different strokes


Every individual artist has his/her own approach to creating art and when they are put together in a single exhibition, it makes an interesting collage. And this is exactly the same impression one will get from the exhibition at The Art Shop, Durbarmarg, which was inaugurated by Rani Gurung Kakshapati on May 21.

Aptly titled ‘Assorted Motifs’, the exhibition displays about 26 paintings done by three artists — Chirag Bangdel, Shailesh Bhatta and Anurag Bangdel — using their own individual approach to painting. Chirag has lately been experimenting with his two series-figurative and abstract symbolic painting.

About his paintings, Chirag says, “Art for me is a kind of meditation. This may be the

reason why spiritual-based style of painting dominate my work of art.”

On the other hand, Shailesh loves painting outdoors scenes. One will easily be impressed by his candid, fluent and visually catalysing approach to painting. Anurag loves to work in mixed medium — watercolour, charcoal, pastel, and tempera — to create landscapes in a post impressionist approach. He was adjudged the best new artist by Nepal Art Council in 1990.

(The exhibition is on till June 4)