With the thought of expressing human sentiments, artist Pramila Pariyar BK came up with “Feelings 2”, her solo paintings exhibition. The exhibition was held at Mithila Yain Gallery, Thamel from 15-19 September 2019. It manifested the artist’s abstract work of about five years. There were altogether 20 paintings on display in the gallery for this abstract art exhibition. The artist has been painting for 15-16 years. And shared that her mother was the reason she became fascinated with art.
About the Abstract Art Exhibition:
The exhibition was named Feelings 2, as a continuation of her previous exhibition Feelings. The series boasts her paintings where she has expressed her own emotions, human feelings and connected it with nature as well. She shared that the numerous expressions that a human goes through in a day inspire her. Also, she tried to highlight women’s issues in her work.
Abstract arts aren’t something that can be made easily or be created every day. She adds, “There lays a mood of the artist behind an abstract work. Even the same artist cannot make the same abstract painting twice. That’s the beauty of it.”
By looking at this abstract art exhibition, a person can learn about human feelings in her art. She says, “the forms, minute details, and colors of the painting can tell a lot about the human emotions and his state of mind.” She further adds that if a person uses bright colors, it may signify that s/he is in a happy mood. Likewise, the use of dark colors portrays that s/he might have a bad mood while painting it.
She made this painting during Baisakh; it is the flowering season (spring) when nature is at its absolute best. She has portrayed both earth and the blooming season in the painting. If given proper attention, one can even see a butterfly in this one. The butterflies are the symbol of the blooming spring season. She said, for the paining, she imagined how the world warmly welcomes spring after the chilling winter.
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Artist’s personal favorite painting
The one thing that you should know about the artist is that she, in her paintings, never portrays pain or darkness. And that’s what you will notice in this abstract art exhibition of hers. She shared her thoughts saying, “Our everyday life already is full of pressure and struggles of many forms and she doesn’t want to add anything negative to their bad experience. I want the viewers to feel relieved and maybe even a little good when they glance at my art. Art should be something that makes you feel calm and forget your worries, even just for a while.”
“Nature inspires me the most” she quotes while taking about the painting she liked the best among the others. In this painting, we can see lotus flower and its leaves. She views those petals as a father, a mother and their child. The clouds represents the ever-changing human emotions. She states, “Just like how our moods and feelings keep on changing, the clouds always keep moving too.”
She remarks that the green color in the painting resembled the ocean and that she liked underwater scenes. “Water is a sign of purity. Lotus has a religious significance and even though it blooms in mud, it finds its way to God,” she further adds. The petals, she said, also symbolized growth in life, as a leaf always grows upwards and continues to grow, it represents the positive spirit of life.
Pramila Pariyar BK concludes “abstract is only a fantasy. You can interpret it any way you want. Viewers often say that they like my paintings. I wish them to find peace and warmth in my paintings.”