Mehta’s solo exhibit at NACArtist Hari Om Mehta’s third solo exhibit, titled Black Voice, commenced at the Nepal Art Council, in the Capital, on Sunday.
Artist Hari Om Mehta’s third solo exhibit, titled Black Voice, commenced at the Nepal Art Council, in the Capital, on Sunday. The show was inaugurated, amid a function, by chancellor of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, Ragini Upadhyay. The exhibit has been organised by Mithila Yain Gallery.
Speaking during the event, Upadhyay, said, “It is a custom around the world: to create artworks that speak to the powers that are. Artists, through their arts, explore issues that might otherwise go amiss in the society. In that context, artist Mehta’s works is very noteworthy.”
Meanwhile, the founder of the Mithila Yain Gallery, Shyam Sundar Yadav, said, “Mehta’s works evoke the contemporary Nepali society with a balanced mixture of colours; his works are focused on the socio-political picture of current Nepali society, which is refreshing to see.”
The works on display also boast expressions of Madhesh Aandolan and the socio-cultural changes the Aandolan aroused among the general public.”
The works also depict the dissatisfaction over the promulgation of the new constitution brought about among the many cross-sections of Nepali society.
The earthquakes, blockade, and their impacts on Nepali society, and the dowry system are other issues artist Mehta tackles in the collection.
“These works are my attempt to render what I saw through my lenses; I hope they will be informative to the audience,” said artist Mehta.
The exhibit will run for a week.