If you can tell a story in an elegant way, no matter the medium, people will pay attention. Ace photographer Mani Lama is one such eloquent storyteller, and his three-decades of work is a case in point.
Despite his family’s resistance, Bharat Adhikari decided to go against the grain and start his own venture. He started out by running a humble handicraft shop in Bhaktapur and today heads one of Nepal’s most modern knitting houses.
Partners in life and in work may sound like a dream. Fortunately for some, that dream is a reality. Umashankar Shah and Dr Seema Sharma Shah, an artist couple known for their etchings and oil paintings, share a passion for depicting nature, culture and religious figures through their artwork. They met while studying in the ancient city of Varanasi, and a few decades now, the couple have been teaching art at the Lalit College of Fine Arts, painting side-by-side in their home studio, collaborating and exhibiting together, and most importantly, supporting one another. In this interview with Alok Thapa of M&S VMAG, the duo provide insight into their creative lives and shares their struggles, their fears and their hopes for the future.
DR DINA BANGDEL, daughter of the renowned Nepali artist Lain Singh Bangdel, is one of the very few art historians whose specialty is Nepali art. Bangdel, the director of the Art History Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar, is respected in art communities here and abroad for her wealth of knowledge.
This is a short biographical documentary, an inspirational story of a true artist who has found infinite bliss in immortalizing his rich heritage within his paintings.