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Kali, "the feminine force"

Jupiter Pradhan, Artist from Kathmandu


Artist's Biography

Jupiter Pradhan is a multi-media Nepali artist whose artistic expressions include performance, video, painting and Installations. He has had solo exhibits in Kathmandu and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Fukuoka, Japan, and his work has been included in group exhibitions in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Japan and S. Korea. Art residencies have taken him to Japan and South Korea. Pradhan, who is also active as a curator and organizer of arts events, holds a BFA in Painting from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu (2005) and an MFA in Painting from the University of Development Alternative, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2009). Among other awards, he was awarded in National exhibition for his video art.

Artist's Statement

All women have great energy to face time and bring changes in society, protect society from evil and spread love in world. In my work I took reference form Hindu Mythological character (goddess) Kali, which is associated with empowerment. K?li is the Goddess of Time and Change. Although sometimes presented as dark and violent, her earliest incarnation as a figure of annihilator of evil forces still has some influence. 

My painting is visually influence from Mithila art (folk art of Nepal).