3 days ago
Why 23-year old Sujit is into traditional Paubha art?
“It was difficult for me during my initial phase of paubha painting. It needs a lot of research and time to complete one Paubha painting. And as I began to work, I learnt different techniques used in paubha painting and got maturity with time,” shared, 23-year old artist Sujit Maharjan.
Sujit is from Khokana and living with his parents. Moreover, when he told his parents about his love for art, they were not supportive at first. But later they understood him and his work. He recently exhibited his paubha paintings at Wood craft gallery in Thamel which were in different sizes and the smallest or miniature work of God Amitabha is 2*2.5 cm.
He learned paubha painting from veteran artist Ram Prasad Shrestha for two and half years. After completing his Secondary Education Examination (SEE), he joined IFA and started working professionally since 2014. And he takes artist Samundra Man Shrestha along with Udaya Charan Shrestha as his source of inspiration.
For him creating paubha painting is his way of letting the world know about the country’s culture and tradition. He said, “We use various religious motifs of gods and goddess from Lichchhavi and Malla era, which is unique in themselves and are the source of our identity. Youngsters like me should be involved in traditional paubha painting because there is so much in it that is yet to be revealed. ”