Art attack on Gaijatra

A unique visual of Nepali politics is on display at Siddhartha Art Gallery in Kathmandu. This is an exhibition of paintings executed by the well-known mature artist Ragini Upadhyay Grela. She has used oil, drawings and intaglio in her works. One afternoon, I visited the gallery to see her paintings mainly executed round the theme […]

Foreign palette: A walk in the clouds

Dawn, 21st February 2010 Most visitors who flocked to the well-publicised exhibition of the Nepali artist Ragini Upadhyay Grela at Gallery 919, Karachi, on February 13 were somewhat mystified by what they saw. Perhaps it was because Grela’s work was unlike anything they had come across before. Or because they felt there was certain ambivalence […]

Karachi: Ragini’s canvas demands emotional outlets

KARACHI, April 7: The works of Ragini Upadhyaya Grela, a renowned Nepalese artist who believes in ‘Art for Life’ are on display at Majmua Art Gallery.  In the unique conglomeration of images around the Swayambhu monastery, a drama of revelry unfolds creating a situation of tension between war and beleaguered peace. In this melee, we […]

Time Wheel

This article was originally published in the Kathmandu Post (2005-05-18) Politics of wheel By ABHI SUBEDI The walls of Sangita Thapa’s Siddhartha Art Gallery at Babarmahal Revisited have become vertical stage to me. Over the year I have watched the Nepali times, the somersaults of this nation’s history staged on these non-descript walls. After the […]

Embodying Myth

WAYNE AMTIZIS in Nepali Times FROM ISSUE #30 (16 FEB 2001 – 22 FEB 2001) Known for her alluring and satirical prints, Ragini Upadhyay-Grela now displays her creative prowess with her work in oil. A single figure dominates a painterly landscape. Heavy, stable, secure and complete unto themselves, the animals she depicts contain a range […]

Ragini’s political stand, 1999

From Maurice O’RiordanAsian Art News – August 1999 Myth and politics have always been a strong and inextricable themes in the artistic career of Ragini Upadhayay-Grela, one of the few fully professional artists working in Nepal today. The title, The Myth of Politics, for her most recent exhibition of 21 paintings was borrowed from an […]

The exhibitions’ album

A set of photos of a long series of exhibitions 1979 – First Solo exhibition , opened by late Lain Singh Bangdel at NAFA , NEPAL 1979 First Solo exhibition opened by late artist / writer Lain SIng Bangdel together with late Bal Krishna Samma and B.P. Koirala at Nepal Association of Fine Art 1980 […]