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Shrestha’s contemporary art on display in London

Shrestha’s contemporary art on display in LondonLONDON: Artist Sanyukta Shrestha’s traditional paintings are being exhibited at a mainstream contemporary stage in London.

The exhibition – Spring at smokehouse-- saw 50 artists from across the UK and beyond where different works of painting, print, photography, moving image and 3D have been on display. This exhibition was also shortlisted as London's best for April 2012 by 'TimeOut First Thursday', and organized in partnership with 'East Village London'.

Shrestha’s contemporary art on display in LondonCurated by ArtCatcher Ltd, the exhibition will continue at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery from 5 April 5 till May 6, 2012.

Shrestha used mixed media on traditional Nepali Lokta paper to prepare the painting titled The Enlightenment.

Shrestha’s contemporary art on display in LondonSimhala SarthaBaha’, the theme of his paintings, is considered as one of the many earlier lives of Buddha when he was born as a merchant to a Newar family in Kathmandu. Pradhan community of Kathmandu consider him as their ancestor. Even today, Simhala SarthaBaha is worshipped as ChakanDyo in Vikramshila Mahavihar (Bhagwan Bahal) of Thamel, Kathmandu.

Shrestha, a computer engineer, did his first solo exhibition in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 1996.

According to Shrestha, this particular artwork is painted in mixed media on traditional Nepalese Lokta paper. His works is based on research work guided by Prof Dr Kamal Prakash Malla (USA), Dr Bal Gopal Shrestha of Oxford University, UK, and Ishwari Maiya Shrestha of Dept of Nepalbhasa, TU, Nepal.

Those interested in art works can visit the exhibition venue at Forman's Smokehouse Gallery, Stour Road, Hackney Wick, E3 2NT.

Comments 

 
+1 #6 Damodar Pradhan 2012-04-25 17:00
Dear Sanyukta

I would like to have more information related to this exhibition.
Thank you very much for the information regarding the bilampau mentioned by but Professor Siegfried Linhard ("A Nepalese Painted Scroll Illustrating the Simhalavadan in Nepalica with an information of a painting narrating the storty of Simhalsarthavah a Vadan; 11.44 meter long and 0.55 meter wide with 80 frames each with legend story text in Nepali script and the language Newari inthe collection of Museum of Indian Art, Berlin).Actually I was searching for some information from this Museum related to the 80 different stanza narrating the story of Simhasarthbahu as mentioned in the bilampau.
I requesting you to send the German version of the book which Leinhard based on the painting, I will get it translated.
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Thank you!
Damodar Pradhan
Boston, MA, USA.
 
 
+1 #5 Sanyukta Shrestha 2012-04-21 19:47
Thanks for your comment Damodar Baa.
There is no 'Indian Art museum' any more in Berlin. I think what we now have as 'Museum of Asian Art' in Berlin was formerly known as 'Indian Art museum'.
I planned to visit the museum early this year but I could not get necessary information from the curators regarding the whereabouts of the bilampau. I am trying to fix the department first before I actually make a trip.
I have a German version of the book which Leinhard based on the painting. Haven't had a chance to get it translated to English. Shall keep you posted. Thanks!
 
 
0 #4 Damodar Pradhan 2012-04-21 13:51
"Proud to be Nepali" : well done Sanyukta for the research work done highlighting the Legandary Story of Lhasa Voyage being leaded by Simhasarthbahu in international art exhibition. Professor Siegfried Linhard also did published an Article highlighting "A Nepalese Painted Scroll Illustrating the Simhalavadan in Nepalica with an information of a painting narrating the storty of Simhalsarthavah a Vadan; 11.44 meter long and 0.55 meter wide with 80 frames each with legend story text in Nepali script and the language Newari inthe collection of Museum of Indian Art, Berlin. I am looking after the story but coul not find any detail regarding the story from the 80 frame in this Bilampau ( Paubha, Willampau, Thanka Painting, Scroll Painting)
 
 
0 #3 Sanyukta Shrestha 2012-04-10 22:33
Opening times: Thu & Fri 17:00-21:00; Sat & Sun 12:00-17:00

From April 5 to May 6, 2011

Exhibiting artists including:
1. Adam Graff (Images 36 'The best of British illustration' competition 2012);
2. Carne Griffiths (De Peau's 30th anniversary exhibition, co-ordinated by Alvin Goh, Hong Kong 2012);
3. Louiz Kirkebjerg-Nielsen (International Printmaking Biennial of Douro;
4. Portugal, 2012, and Qijiang International Print Festival 2011);
5. Sumi Perera (1st Prize-Drawing for Design-Rootstein Hopkins Foundation Drawing Exhibition, London 2011);
6. Martin Mossop (John Purcell Paper Prize at the Bainbridge Open in 2011);
7. Fabienne Teyssier-Monnot (Claude Berthault Price in Sculpture 2010, Chongqing, China);
8. Wuon Gean Ho (Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Prize 2010).
 
 
0 #2 Harry 2012-04-10 07:58
Can you provide opening timetable ?
 
 
0 #1 shyam gautam 2012-04-08 23:23
"proud to be nepali" . well done sanyukta for shining nepal's name in intl art exhibition. i will visit there soon.
 

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