The Ring, 2017
The work of Jupiter Pradhan consists of 5 rings. Instead of a gem we see faces with different expressions. The artist’s interest in crafts can be understood through the fact that the artist has been talking to people working in different crafts asking them questions about their emotions : happiness, anger,… The sound one hears in the space are the words of the craftsmen expressing their thoughts on the respective emotions. Through this delicate installation Jupiter Pradhan pays tribute to the people working in the different feels, but tries also to archive the mental space in which they are working.
Jupiter Pradhan, holds a BFA in painting from the Tribhuvan University (2005) and an MFA in painting from the University of Development Alternative, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2009). Pradhan is a multi-media artist whose artistic expression includes performance, video, painting and craft. He has had solo exhibitions in Kathmandu and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan. Pradhan’s works have also been included in several group exhibitions in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Japan. Art residencies have taken him to Japan, South Korea and Indonesia. Pradhan, who is an active curator and art event organizer, was also an exhibiting artist in the 2nd Kathmandu International Art Festival 2012.