Sacred Realms: Paintings reply why you could protect nature and tradition

Paintings by artist Binod Pradhan in the exhibition Sacred Realms at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babermahal.
Paintings by artist Binod Pradhan within the exhibition Sacred Realms at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babermahal

The canvas is surrounded by barren hills in hues of brown, black, gray, darkish inexperienced and extra. On high of those hills is a mountain vary lined by white snow. The backside of those hills types a darkish gorge that’s stuffed with boulders and pebbles, which appear to be a dried-up water supply. Then, on an enormous paper boat, there resides the well-known temple of Pokhara, Tal Barahi, floating on the water.

The portray Fewa Lake Existing by artist Binod Pradhan is one amongst 21 work displayed within the exhibition titled Sacred Realms at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babermahal, with a theme of preserving and selling nature and tradition.

The exhibition

Artist Binod Pradhan
Artist Binod Pradhan

Sacred Realms is Pradhan’s 11th solo exhibition which started on November 4, after eight years since his final solo exhibition.

The work in his exhibition are surrealistic and it’s also possible to see impressionist, expressionist and real looking types in them. He has used acrylic medium and the feel together with the composition make the work distinctive on their very own.

Artist Binod Pradhan's paintings at his 11 th solo exhibition at Siddhartha Art Gallery.
Artist Binod Pradhan’s work at his eleventh solo exhibition at Siddhartha Art Gallery

But, he says he has depicted the situation of nature: individuals are not conscious of the pure assets whereas there are dangers attributable to local weather change and international warming.

Pradhan finds work as a means of therapeutic. This time, he has completed one thing he would have by no means completed if there had not been a pandemic. The portray, Sacred Realms, depicts the panoramic view of the panorama from Annapurna Circuit Trek, which is 15ft in breadth and 4ft in size.

Artist Binod Pradhan's painting Sacred Realms on display at Siddhartha Art Gallery.
Artist Binod Pradhan’s portray Sacred Realms is on show at Siddhartha Art Gallery.

“During the lockdown, I labored tenaciously from 10 am to five pm daily for 3 months. If I needed to create it, in at present’s situation, it could take me a yr to finish it,” he says.

It was troublesome for him to create such an enormous portray as his studio is small and he needed to maintain issues like not splashing colors on different work and issues like that. He provides, “Yet when the world was immersed in negativity, engaged on my portray helped me maintain positivity, which I’d say was a therapeutic course of for me within the troublesome occasions.”


Paintings on display in the exhibition Sacred Realms at Siddhartha Art Gallery.
Paintings on show within the exhibition Sacred Realms at Siddhartha Art Gallery

On the day of the inauguration of Sacred Realms, his portray concerning the Phewa lake in Pokhara, which is likely one of the artist’s favorite work within the exhibition as nicely, received offered on the spot.

There is a way of tranquillity and peace when you enter the gallery, all because of his work. Through the work, Pradhan additionally desires his viewers to not solely take pleasure in the great thing about nature but in addition perceive the folklore and beliefs behind the locations and monuments, which persist among the many locals. And, that’s how Sacred Realms got here into existence; the pure and cultural heritage is sacred.

Sangeeta Thapa, the founder and director of Siddhartha Art Gallery, shares, “Binod continues to deal with Nepal’s sacred geography whereas additionally embracing the panorama, structure, and tradition. The artist’s quest to painting the legendary beyuls or sacred hidden valleys, mentioned to guard the devoted in occasions of disaster, could be seen on this collection of works.” She says Sacred Realms is a celebration of the divine and mystical elements of the Himalayan area.

If you too need to witness his therapeutic course of and really feel the positivity of his work, go to the exhibition that continues until November 25.