Open spaces, 2016
Like cities are a patchwork of neighborhoods and places, the work of Sunita Maharjan is like a collage of stitched pieces of textile on which she did a transfer of images. The work has a soft color on which the different urban elements are positioned in black lining. The artist observes the city and filters archetypical elements of it to make a rhythmic panoramically composition.
Sunita Maharjan is a visual artist and art educator based in Kirtipur and Kathmandu. She is one of the founder members of Srijanalaya, Non for Profit Organization dedicated in Art and Education, and Co-Founder of Drawing Room KTM, Artist run studio and learning space in Kathmandu. She has participated in several art exhibitions, workshops and residencies. Few of her selected exhibition are 1st and 2ndKathmandu International Art Festival (2009,2012), Locus of contuinity (2009) organized by Siddhartha Art Gallery in Hotel Annapurna, and “Structural Space” (2010) in Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Center. She holds a BFA in Painting from Kathmandu University Center for Art and Design and MFA from Tribhuvan University.
Her art is an exploration of dualities such as the contradiction between solid iron rods and boundless air. She is interested in how humans create and arrange their own space with their individual movements. She sees these movements over time and the impressions they leave as layers that overlap. Yet each moment is unique and each movement is different. This individuality and its continuity is how she sees the relationship among nature, life and art.