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RAGINI UPADHAYAY (Artist/Printmaker) Former Chancellor, Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (2014-2018) Nepal’s First Woman Chancellor at Art Academy President, Shivata Love Foundation, Nepal https://shivata-love.org Member, BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation (BPKF) Former President, Women Artists’ Group of Nepal (WAGON) Former Director, Artist Proof Gallery, Nepal. Web: www.ragini-art.com Email: email@example.com EDUCATION 1982 Graduated in Fine Arts from […]
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A sun never dies, Buddha lights and Truth shines Since the beginning of time the sun never died like the real and authentic Truth, it lasts generation after generation despite the oppression, the violence or any obscurantism. The Truth is wisdom and has to be nurtured day after day. Here are my Buddhas, very afflicted […]
The artist residency is an excellent base to enjoy the Kathmandu Valley touristic spots while creating paintings and prints in a fully equipped studio. The guesthouse is a fully furnished first floor flat with two bedrooms, one dining/kitchen, one bathroom with 24 hours hot water, windows fitted with mosquitoes screens, heater during the winter. It […]
Colours and works of art structure my life journey. Life changes, colours change ! Culture, traditions, customs, travels, encounters give different hues. Innocence I was born innocent in white colour as every child is born in one pure white colour. My journey started in a Nepali Brahman Hindu family; I was the fourth and last […]
This series is produced during 2008. It is strongly inspired by my trips to Europe which have marked my mind with places and communication habits. The omnipresence of computers, mobile phones, tablets are for me a great opportunity for lovers to exchange feelings and emotions.
The People’s power series was created during 2006 – 2007 just after the revolution. The compilation of prints is inspired by the popular uprising in Kathmandu during April 2006. It overturned the one man rule imposed by King Gyanendra and restored the parliament prerogatives.
I created this series from 1999 to 2000 after sharp turmoils in Nepalese politics when democratic practices just started after a long struggle for democracy. Unfortunately for ordinary Nepalese, the newly elected politicians did not behave perfectly. The Sungur ko mukh ma Syau ( Apple in mouth of pig ) with Nepali cap shows how […]
Ragini theorises that time is evanescent; those people who were there in the past are no longer there today and we too will go away one day. These places will continue to exist and we will not be there. Time is mightier than all of us. Abhi Subedi ,2005
The Gaijatra series of works was created in 2010 The country was in chaos. The series fully follows the ethos of the Gaijatra festival, a strange mixture of devotion and licence to ridiculise the powerfulls. The paintings parody the current political fiasco and the power-hungry politicians of Nepal. In 2019, this series of works was […]
NATURE SPEAKS is inspired by Nature’s suffering and devastation. Cutting trees, dumping waste in river and sea, polluting the air endlessly with our cars all for the sake of human comfort cannot continue without consequences. Climate change is Nature’s response and the result is in the violence of earthquakes, typhoons and hurricanes.