London based Nepali artist Rupa Maharjan has gained attention after portraying the unshakeable strength of the people of Nepal.
Allaboutshipping.co.uk writes Rupa presented a remarkably expressive collection of oil paintings that not only draw the viewers to her native land of Nepal but also pay homage to the unbreakable spirit of the Nepalese community, which was shuddered by the massive earthquake of April 25 2015 and its aftershocks.
Rupa conveyed the essence of Nepal as opposed to the agony by depicting scenes of both devoted craftsmanship and dramatic landscape. Her artwork portrayed subjects such as a potter at work, woman spinning, man smoking a hookah, a hunter after bees’ honey, and baby in a metal bathtub. She has received rave reviews for outstanding work, for her striking constructs as well as her command of detail.
By celebrating the dignity and self-confidence of the common people in her creations in the international arena, Rupa has not only lifted from the Himalayan nation the ‘disaster’ label that it has borne since that fateful April day but also given us, her fellow Nepalis, something to be proud of.