An exhibition of caricatures of noted Nepali personalities, Nepali Caricature 2075, is currently ongoing at Nepal Art Council in the Capital. The exhibit was inaugurated this week by Ragini Upadhyay.
The exhibit includes the caricatures of more than four dozen personalities—from poet Madhav Prasad Ghimire and playwright Abhi Subedi to leg-spin prodigy Sandeep Lamichhane.
Organised jointly by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts and Cartoonists’ Club of Nepal, the exhibit includes caricatures done by a total of 34 artists such as Manujbabu Mishra, Ashokman Singh, Jeevan Rajopadhyay, Abin Shrestha, Basu Kshitiz, Rabindra Manandhar, Devendra Thumkeli, Keshav Raj Khanal, Rabi Mishra and Deven Pandey, among others.
Speaking about the exhibit, Abin Shrestha, chairperson of Cartoonists’ Club of Nepal, said that the value of caricature in the field of Nepali arts is on the rise. “It’s good to see caricaturists begin to employ colours and different motifs in their artworks. And exhibits like this that portray luminaries of Nepali society in a humorous light will only help the popularity of the medium further,” Shrestha said.
As part of a competition held parallely with the exhibit, for which the organisers commissioned works from up-and-coming cartoonists, Abhinash Malla, Suraj Shakya, and Ramila Maharjhan bagged the first, second and third prizes. The winners bagged prizes worth Rs 15,000, Rs 12,000, and Rs 10,000, respectively.
The show will continue through June 6.