March 12, 2019

My Republica

Showcasing anti-corruption through painting

Photo Courtesy: Rajan Pant / UR Rimal’s FB

Transparency International (TIA) Nepal organized an art exhibition cum competition on Sunday titled ‘Anti-corruption Painting Exhibition and competition’ at Nepal Art Council, Baberbahal. A total of 65 young artists participated in the exhibition cum competition and among them 12 paintings are selected as the best paintings, having the theme of Anti-corruption.

The judges for the same include veteran artist Govinda Dongol and TIA Nepal’s President Khemraj Regmi. They selected the paintings of Uddav Raj Rimal, Krishna Lama and Sajan Hongogu as first, second and third where they bagged a cash prize of Rs 15,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively. Moreover, nine other artists won Rs 2,000 as a consolation prize in the competition.

In the winning painting by Uddab, the painting has a man in the center who is wearing a green checked suit and a red tie. He is lying down on the floor in a relaxed mood and he has a tongue like a chameleon that is holding money. Then he is surrounded by various things.

On the top, this man is Nepali styled eight piggy banks where he has broken three of them to get the money. Then on his right are paintings framed in a square having different kinds of masks. Then he is holding a round vessel, inside which there his universe including airplane, money and more. Meanwhile, in front of him, there is a band with three musicians who are performing along with those two white swans are swimming in the small pond.

In the painting, there is a rhythm in the use of motifs and the color combination has a balance making it aesthetically appealing. Though having numerous things happening in the canvas, his skillful way to use positive and negative space has given a balance in the painting. This has led the viewers to get a clear picture of what the artist is trying to convey.

The exhibition coordinated by artist Jasmine Rajbhandari also an assistant lecturer at Lalitkala Campus continues till Tuesday.