His paintings are mostly of human figures, belonging to various cultures of Nepal. However, the crisscrossing lines done with glass-marking pencil, which is present in all the paintings is the most interesting part of this collection.
Explains the artist, Prithvi Shrestha, â€œOur body is made of almost-fixed lines. However, when there is movement, the lines find more space to move ab-out. I imagined for once how the lines would look were they visible to our eyes.â€
In the paintings of the exhibition entitled â€˜Visible Linesâ€™ at the Art Shop, Durbar Marg, Shrestha has used mixed media on canvass.
Middle-aged woman winnows the chaff, Madhesi woman sits in modest posture with Mithila art visible behind her, Newari man rests in shade â€” all the paintings highlight the traditional lives of the people. â€œI feel at home in the traditional cultures,â€ Shrestha says. â€œWe have a different life in cities, but we always long for such life.â€ The exhibition is on till December 29.