Nepali artists showcase work in Delhi


The Jasutara Art Foundation for Children, Kathmandu and Asia Pacific Communication Associates, India had recently organised an exhibition of paintings at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

The exhibition titled ‘Reflections of Reality’ by the Kasthamandap group comprising seven contemporary Nepali artists was inaugurated by the Maharani of Jammu and Kashmir Yasho Raje Laxmi.

According to Dileep Padgaonkar, Chairman, APCA, India, news out of Nepal is relentlessly cheerless that the feeblest sign of any endeavour that lifts the spirit compels attention. Despite the social and political tensions ravaging the nation, you come across many men and women who are selflessly engaged in keeping alive the flame of hope and redemption. Foremost among them are individuals committed to literary and artistic excellence...Much of this aesthetic output is however not known beyond the borders of Nepal.

This exhibition was an attempt to to enable art connoisseurs in Delhi to be exposed to the work of seven of the finest young artists from Nepal.

The seven artists from the Kasthamandap group are Asha Dangol, Bhairaj Maharjan, Binod Pradhan, Erina Tamrakar, Pradip K Bajracharya, Pramila Bajracharya and Sunila Bajracharya.

The Jasutara foundation’s aims are to contribute to the Nepali society, to those who do not have the same privileges that many of us had as — the means to draw and play.

The exhibition was another step taken by the foundation to raise funds for the less fortunate children of Nepal.