Kiran Maharjan – kathmandu triennale

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7 Moderate sins, 2017

By the time Kathmandu Triennale 2017 will have opened, artist Kiran Maharjan will have executed a set of 7 huge murals. The 7 murals represent a contemporary version of the 7 deadly sins, a popular collection of vices: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, gluttony and sloth. The artist uses direct and vibrant colors as a background of a layered composition. There is an interplay between graphic and text-like elements, with figurative parts. Kiran Maharjan includes in his work elements of street art, but adds to this a sense for realism which is closer to the tradition of painting.

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Biography

Kiran Maharjan is a street artist whose works depict images painted realistically with spray, paint which have elements of calligraphy. His work revolves around the dual nature of man and of the artist himself. Maharjan completed his BFA degree from Kathmandu University centre for Art and Design in 2014. He has exhibited his work in galleries like Siddhartha Art Gallery, Nepal Art Council and in various other alternative venues like Alliance Francaise de Katmandou and Tings Tea Lounge. He is currently involved in the street art project called Prasad and also conducts various street art workshops in and around the capital. His work can be seen nationally in the streets of Kupondole, Thamel, Pokhara, Birgunj, and Internationally in Denmark and Finland.