Bhairaj Maharjan

The journey of my art life is nearly 16 years old. During this period my canvases were always dominated by the feminine figures. Every perspective of femininity and their social values were fascinated while I was visited in the villages. Those days I was so inspired from their innocent characters and their local environments. This envisioned me a series of paintings that was exhibited on a two men show at Park Gallery in 2002. Entitled " Inhabitants" After this exhibition, I began to move with their personal touch and were focused on their private moments and sensual feelings. Thus, this created a series of my first solo exhibition in 2004 at the Art Gallery, entitled "Secret Moments"

This present exhibition, I have chosen both male and female figures as my subject. It is understand that every person lose their style and their personality while they are in mass and I believe that, to know their unique feelings, we have to be very close to them separately. The composition of my single figure indicates this unique feeling in natural forms. In this series, my canvases are almost at random till the image began to assert itself. Some are over painted and some are wiped out. Today, my paintings are in a full of emotions - an emotions of a new height of freedom. Every touch of my bare hand gives me a new textures continues with my brushes and color patches to get through a different perspectives and new effects on my canvases.

 
Education
  • Bachelor in Fine Arts
    Fine Arts Collage, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal - 1994
  • Intermediate in Fine Arts
    Fine Arts Collage, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal - 1991
 
Exhibition

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2008 : ISOLATED Figures, The Art Shop, Durbar Marg
  • 2008 : "Collective Expressions", Imago-Dei Cafe Gallery, Nag Pokhari
  • 2006 : TRANSITION a passage of time, The Art Shop, Durbar Marg
  • 2004 :  "Secret moments" Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2009 : International Women's Day, a group exhibition, Hotel Annapurna, Durbarmarg
  • 2009 : KAS's 15th Aniversary Show-2009, Sidhartha Art Gallery, Revisited, Babarmahal
  • 2008 : Art Fair –2008 at Park Gallery, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
  • 2008 : "…for peace and new Nepal" org. by Guru Kul, Mithila Gallery, NAFA
  • 2008 : "Bagmati on Canvas" organized by. Friends of Bagmati, NAFA Gallery
  • 2007 :  Amalgam, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal
  • 2007 : Sangalo, org. by Lalitkala Manch, Kathmandu
  • 2006 : Khula Dhoka, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal
  • 2006 : "inspired expression" Park Gallery, Pulchowk
  • 2006 :  Nepal - Japan Diplomatic relation, NAFA Gallery
  • 2006 :  Wearable Art Show, Kiran Bhawan & Garden of dreams, Kathmandu
  • 2006 : Kasthamandap Group Show, The Art Shop, Durbar Marg
  • 2006 : Kasthamandap Group Show, GTZ Office, Sanepa
  • 2005 :  Anniversary Art Exhibition at Buddha Art Gallery
  • 2004 : Kasthamandap Group Show at Gallery Moksh
  • 2004 : Kasthamandap Group Show, Buddha Art Gallery
  • 2003 : 2006 : Kasthamandap Group Show, Lazimpat Gallery Cafe
  • 2002 : Kala Upaban Painting Exhibition, NAGA Gallery
  • 2002 : Two Man Show, Park Gallery, Pulchowk
  • 2002 : Four Man show at Sirjana Art Gallery, Kamaladi
  • 2001 : Kasthamandap Group Show, J Art Gallery, Durbar Marg
  • 2000 : Kasthamandap Group Show, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal
  • 1999 :  Rangalal Bandel Smriti Art Exhibition, Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal
  • 1998 :  Four Man Show at CSI Gallery, Durbar Marg
  • 1996-2005 : 26th - 35th National Art & Craft Exhibition, NAFA
  • 1994 : Group 37- Art Exhibition, Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal
  • 1992 :  TU Day Art Exhibition, Fine Art Collage, Bhotahity

Exhibitions abroad:

  • 2009 : "Harmony " Group Show at Reflections Art Gallery, Indoor, India
  • 2009 : Colors and Impression, by SAARC woman Association, Radision Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 2008 : WORKS annual Member's Art Exhibition, San Jose, CA, USA
  • 2007 :  Living Canvas, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2007 : Peace Mind, Gandhara, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2007 : WORKS annual Member's Art Exhibition, San Jose, CA, USA
  • 2007 : Open Art Studio-2007, Palo Alto Studio, CA, USA
  • 2007 : Kasthamandap Group Show, Gallery-25, San Francisco, Ca, USA
  • 2007 : "Reflection of Reality", Som Arts Culture Centre, San Francisco, Ca, USA
  • 2006 : 7 Young Artist from Nepal, CHAUTARA gallery, Holland
  • 2005 : Reflection of Reality, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, India
  • 2005 : Nepal Art Show, Nogaya, Japan
  • 2005 : Kasthamandap Group Show, Galleria de Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2005 : Kasthamandap Group Show, Den Blank, Belgium
  • 2002-2005, 2007 : Art Exhibition/Competition, org. by Camel Art Foundation, India
 
Honor
  • 2009 : Araniko National Youth Award, Gold madal, Ratriya Yuba Sewa Kosh, kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2009 : Artist of the Year 2065, Kala Kranti Abhiyan, Jamal, Kathmandu
  • 2005 : Best Field Work, 2D Animation, Demo Reel-2005, Pentasys Technologies, Kathmandu
  • 2004 : 1st Prize, National Art & Craft Exhibition, Nepal Association of Fine Art (NAFA)
  • 1994 : Best Prize, Greeting Card Design competition, BCP, Bhaktapur
  • 1988 : Consolation Prize, School Level Painting Competition, Balmandir
 
Collection
  • Prime Minister's Residence-Nepal
  • Fred Hollows Foundation-Australia
  • Nepalese Embassy-USA
  • Nepal Investment Bank-Ktm.
  • Sunrise Bank- Ktm.

Private Collections : 
        Nepal, India, Kenya, USA, France, Netherland, Swizerland, Bangladesh, Finland, Korea, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Australia, Nigeria, Srilanka, UK

 
 
 



Bhairaj Maharjan
Date of Birth : 1971-06-16

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