Mekh Limbu – kathmandu triennale

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Artwork Description

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This work takes the form of a comic strip. Normally heroic stories are being told in comic strips but these painted comics are fragments telling the story of Nepali migrant workers and their unfortunate fate. A relation is made with the consequences of the blockade and the earthquake. A Pop Art like element such as a comic strip is used to tell the often tragic story of thousands and thousands of people. No phrases are written; empty speech bubbles are there for the spectator to imagine the dialogues accompanying the events.

 

Biography

Mekh Limbu received his MFA from Central Department of Fine Arts, Tribhuwan University. His artwork takes a critical view of contemporary socio-political and Psychological issues. He attempts to create fictional & non fictional visual stories based on present reality. His art represents common issues through personal experiences using different forms of art.

He was awarded the Kathmandu Contemporary Art Centre’s Residency Scholarship and created a body of work “Sequential Dissonance” which was exhibited at the Siddhartha Art Gallery, 2013. His awards includes “Prashant Talent Scholarship Award” from Prashant Smriti Samaj in 2009 and “Sitashree Talent Award” from Pant Memorial Trust in 2007. His works have been exhibited in London and Philadelphia USA. He is involved in activities of LASANAA- an alternative art space and with Artree Nepal and is a  lecturer at Lalit Kala Campus, Tribhuwan University.