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Published On: January 17, 2022 03:43 PM NPT By: Republica

'Reminiscence of Mithila Motifs and Lifestyle' on display

'Reminiscence of Mithila Motifs and Lifestyle' on display

Photo Credit:Bikalpa Art Center


A solo painting exhibition 'Reminiscence of Mithila Motifs and Lifestyle' by artist Namrata Singh is on display at Bikalpa Art Center, Pulchowk.

The exhibition began on Saturday where it is the interplay of myth and reality of ancient Mithila orthodox canonical relics and artist's childhood fondest memories.

According to a press statement released by Bikalpa Art Center, the depiction of vibrant colors, sacred Mithila Motifs, and symbols in her paintings are brimmed with positivity and optimism, hope and luck, and nature and purity. The exhibition is a collection of paintings created during the pandemic and a few of her old paintings.

The exhibition is curated by Saroj Mahato and according to the curatorial note, using acrylic on canvas to create beautiful figures of women, the artist accentuates feminine beauty by using traditional elements, representative of Nepali females- red bindis, red lipstick, and red bangles that show motifs of traditional Mithila and traditional Nepali societies as a symbolic way of spreading compassion and blessing.

It added that there is a sense of women's empowerment portrayed in her painting, but in a subtle way, however, doesn't resemble toxic femininity as she doesn't fight with gender issues, nor does she sabotage others while avocation for her personal worth and women's societal status. Instead, all that she does is simply embrace stories and the existence of Nepali women’s demography, while painting their life experiences under the themes of happiness, sadness, and love.

Her paintings can be seen as an ongoing quest for exploring humans’ undying wishes and desires. She suggests that it depends on oneself or one’s attitude about what to embrace in life—happiness or sadness, and it is only a matter of choice.

And the result is an array of exuberant paintings that bloom with deep emotions, prosperity, and positivity, which continues till January 29.

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