Satirical art on Nepali politicsBasnet’s showcase of paintings revolves around political affairs, essentially a satirical show of the common Nepali citizens’ struggles against political superpowers.
Back in August 2019, Suresh Basnet presented his painting alongside four other artists at Classic Gallery’s Being Together 2019 Exhibition. Over three whole years later, Basnet is back in the spotlight, this time with his solo exhibition.
Titled ‘Galpa: Episodes in My Life’, the exhibition is currently on display at the Siddhartha Art Gallery.
Basnet’s showcase of paintings revolves around Nepal’s political affairs, essentially a satirical show of the common Nepali citizens’ struggles against political superpowers. Siddhartha Art Gallery’s statement has called the entire exhibition ‘a social political narrative’.
Discussing the exhibition himself, Basnet says, “Each day politics and politicians become more corrupt, and nature depletes at an alarming rate—and their negative outcomes deeply affect my thoughts. My works, therefore, are inspired by recent situations I have observed, experienced, and analyzed.”
The exhibition will continue until January 17, 2023. Exhibition-goers can walk in between 11am to 5pm on weekdays and between 12pm to 5pm on weekends.
What: Suresh Basnet’s ‘Galpa: Episodes in My Life’
Where: Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited
When: Until January 17, 2023
Time: 11am to 5pm on weekdays and 12pm to 5pm on weekends