‘People in the house series’ which contained 16 small decorative houses along with little figures of people. Especially, those people... Read More
‘People in the house series’ which contained 16 small decorative houses along with little figures of people. Especially, those people who are close to me (like- my classmates, tutors, and juniors).
The environment that surrounds me has always played an intrinsic in the creation of my work. The traditional ancient ‘Indian Miniature’ and the traditional Nepali ‘Thanka paintings’ have always inspired me. Like those ancient traditional narrative art, I have tried to depict the stories of each individual and tried to replicate their small world in these small houses. Home is very important to me. When I think of my home, I always have thoughts filled with happiness, contentment, warmth, love, and security. It’s more than just four walls and a place to eat and sleep, but it's where relationships are developed and where some of our biggest life events happen.
These little open houses are symbolic which represents as a comfort zone. Being far from home, being an introvert, it's pretty hard to get along with a new environment, this project is a great way for me to understand people who came from different cultures. This project is more like a synthesis of the East and West culture. I've always been told that the artist should be like a sponge to absorb new ideas, ideologies, and many more. That’s why I’ve been following that concept every time I visit new places or countries I’ve always tried to learn and combine new cultures, new lifestyles in my works. In my previous works, I tried to fuse ‘Thanka and Miniature style’ by adding my own contemporary perspective. I always wanted to further develop this style of work. I was so keen to see how far I have been able to work with this particular style and my recent work is the product of what I wanted to do.
I have used an MDF board which is approximately 1220mm by 1220mm to give strong support to my work. Because Nepal was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 in 2015 where many houses and lives were devastated. But surprisingly the majority of the ancient wooden architectural houses and temples survived. In fact, it’s so astonishing to see