Visualising new Nepal


A big question mark, a collage with photographs of crying child, birds carrying lotus with hand carrying flags on top — these are some of the ways in which artists have brought out their vision of New Nepal in canvas.

A group-painting exhibition at Park Gallery in Lazimpat titled Vision — New Nepal was inaugurated by Binod Shankar Palikhe, Charter President, Nagarjun Rotary Club, Kathmandu on May 18. Jointly organised by Fine Art Critics Society and Infinity Group, the exhibition showcases the paintings done by artists in a workshop conducted to celebrate Loktantra Diwas. Around 25 artists had taken part in the workshop and 32 paintings created that day are on display.

Bright hues were dominant in the collection. Gaurav Shrestha’s ‘Ray of hope’ an acrylic collage had bright red and yellow colours while Radheshyam Mulmi’s ‘Peace for Nepal’ was dominated by the colour green.

There are a couple of abstract pieces, which also have dashes of vibrant colours like blue, red, orange. However Kiran Manadhar’s ‘New Nepal’ and Shobha Adhikary Wagley’s ‘Now What?’ is more of black and white. Himalayas, flowers and Durbar Squ-ares were covered in most of the works. The exhibition is on till May 20. — HNS