KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Twenty five paintings under the theme of “Repercussions” by painter Jyoti Prakash BK were displayed at Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal.
Heavily dominated by acrylic and mix media, this is BK’s third solo painting exhibition.
His works depict human forms in dark hues, such as black, brownish and reddish tints which BK has aptly used to portray the depth of emotions.
His use of textures, bold straight lines, particularly in the painting titled The Violin Player is used to represent the merge of acoustics and the ascending range of music.
In the painting titled Cage, BK has juxtaposed the segregation of free life from the caged one through colors beneath a silhouette.
Similarly, in Amaranth, he has prioritized flowers on the canvas over a faded human figure to represent subdued feelings yearning to burst.
Following the ideals of Picasso, BK has tried to use geometric shapes – mostly cubist, straight lines and planes – to give the illusion of depth and rapid flashbacks to and from the present.
His use of Swedish paint – vagg lyser – and airbrush to the foreground of out-of-frame images is tricky and revolve around ideas of eagerness, agitation, remembrance, desire, catalepsy, devotion, anxiety, and illusion.
“This set of works is based on the idea of Nepalis abroad and all they feel during their separation, and moments spent away from home,” said BK. “I’ve tried to reflect on [their] desperation and memories.”
This series, according to BK, drifts away from reality time and again, and the use of textures, lines and mazes touch mildly upon vague memories and abstracts.