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Madan Shrestha – A ‘Moment of life’ in Nepal

Madan

‘It takes a crane to build a crane’… (Jason Mraz in his song: ‘Life is wonderful’) Life certainly is wonderful in Nepal, or at least: if you know where to look! Madan Shrestha knows this very well and has both a talented eye as a talented hand when it comes to painting the moments of life that make Nepal such a unique country. Being only 22 (1989), Madan is a remarkable talent. He is part of a group of upcoming artists, schooled in the school of arts in Kathmandu. In Madan Shrestha’s case, it takes an artist to make an artist. Not only did he become passionate about art because of his teacher when he was a little boy, he now also shares this passion with the vast amount of children that he teaches in school.

When I met Madan, he had just finished a very successful first solo-exhibition in Kathmandu called ‘moment of life’. I couldn’t wish for a better moment to help Madan with more digital promotion. It should be noted that Madan considers himself to be in the experimental faze of his painting-career and that he will experiment further with different styles and materials. One thing is very clear however. Madan is very much inspired by everyday life in Nepal and how it relates to Nepalese natural beauty. I, for one, am very interested in where his creative career will lead him. For the Global Talent Project (and because my knowledge of the Nepales language is limited to ‘namaste’), Madan bravely talked with me in English.

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Music by Kutumba, a very popular Nepalese band, that I had the fortune to visit when they where practising. The full version of the music in this video can be found here.

Madan’s art has mostly been sold, so this time it will not be possible to buy his art via the GTP. If you are interested in contacting him however, you can contact the GTP for his details. More photo’s of his work here.

Moment of Life - by Madan Shrestha
Moment of Life - by Madan Shrestha
Moment of Life - by Madan Shrestha
Moment of Life - by Madan Shrestha
Moment of Life - by Madan Shrestha
Moment of Life - by Madan Shrestha

Made Rajig’s art from Bali

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Having been in Bali for another month of my life, I’m amazed that I sometimes meet travellers who say they hated Bali. I’ve given up on my jawdropping look of utter horror and fruitless attempts to change the minds of these non-believers. You can’t imprint a feeling on someone. In the end it is a matter of where you have been, who you’ve met and how you have seen it when you where there. If you’ve only seen touristy parts of Bali, filled with touts, opportunists and money-worshippers you might be tempted to use such an extreme connotation as hatred to describe your feelings. But in the end it wasn’t Bali that threw you of, it was having the wrong perspective on Bali.

If a feeling can not be imprinted, it can at least be invoked. Made Rajig is an artist that understands this as no other. Next to his own style containing birds and flowers, he points his talented friends in the right direction when it comes to realist paintings.

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The accompanying music was made by a free jamming Yudha and Hummer from Ubud, here is the full version!

Rajig’s paintings can be ordered from all over the world. Below some of his own art (1, 1a, 2 and 3) and some of his collection. More pictures can be found here. To order (also paintings as seen in the video) or for more information, you can contact the GTP.

Prices are as follows, including taxes, shipping and handling to Holland (might vary for other countries, although not substantially):
1. $ 500
1a. $ 500
2. $ 500
3. $ 250
4. $ 500
5. $ 450
6. $ 250
7. $ 300
8. $ 300

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Dewa Ketut – Bali art

Dewa

Good, evil, love, hatred. Bali’s epic stories have it all. But how can we really appreciate Bali’s rich hindu culture and mythology? It is Bali’s art that makes these stories come to life. On my search for artists that I would like to promote on the GTP, I’ve seen many artists that make their own interpretation of Bali’s culture. However, when I met Dewa Ketut and saw his work, I was instantly convinced. Dewa’s style is impressive. Being only 23 years old and loving to express his imagination in his art, he holds a lot of potential for the future. A future that will hold more cultural Balinese expression, no doubt!

I had the fortune of being invited to his home in Bangli, where he showed me more of Bali’s culture and more of his talent!

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The main gamalang performance was recorded at a ceremony in Keliki, where I was invited by Iwayan, as a thank you for the video I made for him.

Dewa’s paintings can now be ordered via the GTP. See the pictures below. More pictures can be found here. Prices are as follows and include taxes, shipping and handling to Holland (might vary for other countries, although not substantially):
1. € 358 ($ 550)
2. € 259 ($ 370)
3. € 237 ($ 340)
4. € 189 ($ 270)
5. € 189 ($ 270)
6. á € 84 ($ 120)
7. á € 133 ($ 190)
8. á € 49 ($ 70)
9. € 70 ($ 100)
10. € 119 ($ 170)
11. € 126 ($ 180)
12. á € 42 ($ 60)
13. á € 35 ($ 50)
14. á € 28 ($ 40)
15. á € 21 ($ 30)

To order contact the GTP!

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