55 pieces of purity
By Pramila Lama, Nepal
- For me Nude is pure and natural.
- For a range of complex social reasons, thoughts of our own body have been distorted.
- This plain white dress is the metaphoric symbol of body and white itself the purity.
- The words ‘nude’ stitch with red thread in different language of the world which is a stitch as like something design/pattern, which is the metaphoric representation of shell/cover of that white dress (body).
- Separated each and every part of that body (dress), which has its own name and importance.
- The whole body itself nude but after dissecting the body then it becomes only a part.
- The red thread and the background is the metaphor of a life, blood and the focus. As a performance artist for me, the body is a main element to express my thoughts, so whenever I think about ‘nude’ all of these six points are roaming in my mind, then I took my white dress from the previous performance as a metaphor for my own body to understand the nudity.
Title : 55 pieces of purity
Size : 60” X 31” inches
Medium : C print ( thread, nail, hanger,cloth)
Year : 2020
A new world
By Roshan Pradhan, Nepal
This painting is made by imagining about the new world .Now the technology has reached the top and has made robots of different kinds. Robot has started doing all the works that humans do. A robot does a variety of works like cooking ,lifting heavy loads ,guarding a house carrying medicines at hospital etc .Beside these other different types of model of robots are also being made. Such as bee, housefly, butterfly etc which have been doing work since long .In the future ,the number of robots will increase rapidly more than the population of human being and this present world will turn into the world of robotic age. In the days to come, the robots will be able to bear children like human being by keeping sexual intercourse with human being and will reach to that level. From this I was influenced and studied deeply about this subject matter and felt the beginning of the new era and made this painting. I have shown not only human beings, robots and natural insects as well. Because of this situation the coming generation will be affected greatly so we shouldnot let robots to take the place of human being .We should be careful about it.
By Saksham Raja Shakya, Nepal
“All of have there own perspective on different matters of life we tamed to see things differently than others, what we see is what we have been learning through our life this plays a great role on onces perspective towards an object or even a person here I have use the AKASH YOGINI as my subject which was traditionally shown as a daitya,with the same posture and the relationship of the Art pcs but just a small change in perspective, digital art has always been about modern art movements, but here I decided to choose something different for a change”
Title: Akash Yogini
Medium: Digital art (Zbrush)
By Namal Kumara, Sri Lanka
The logic of capitalism is using others for achieving their aspirations tactically in the existing capitalist economic pattern. The man who builds fake relationships plants the unsatisfactory competitiveness of capitalism as a beautiful object in others’ minds. The common genuine humanities are destructed, because of the acting that is a human trying to show considering the falsehood to be a reality.
My effort is presenting the nakedness of capitalism through the figure of women. Here, the woman figure has been created as an oppressive free posture. Also, the idea behind this is, society is allured by her and allowing others to reach her easily.
Black, White, Brown, and Canvas color have been used to the feminine figure to express the rhythm of life while hiding identity. The purpose of the fragmented colorful background that is including with sharp geometrical shapes is to give a clue about capitalist social instability to the viewer.
Title: Allure soul
Size: 86.5 x 91.5 CM
Medium: Mixed Media on canvas
By Scott Emmons, USA
In drawing the figure with simple media we are engaging in an ancient enterprise with a universal aim, to evoke in the viewer a feeling. In the case of the nude figure, an enormous range of feelings is possible—from down-to-earth to transporting. At a minimum there needs to be a recognition on the part of the viewer of the presence, in the work, of another. It is of the utmost challenge for a third individual engaged in this venture, the artist, to achieve an elusive and profound three-way connection.
Medium: charcoal, Strathmore Charcoal Paper
Price: USD. 500
Angel with child, and friend
By Gloria Keh, Singapore
I love nudes and enjoy a sense of humour. I also always liked the idea of a pregnant angel. The painting shows two angels. And this takes place in paradise. One angel has a full, generous pregnant belly. She is with child. This has never happened in heaven before: and the High Council for Angelic Welfare has just adjourned. The pregnant angel has been shamed. De-haloed. Soon, she will loose her wings, and will be banished to earth to live with mere mortals. Her best friend offers comfort, knowing they will never see each other again.
Symbols of the upward and downward triangles form part of the background. The upward triangles symbolising phalluses, whilst the downward triangles represent the female sexual organs. Two lotuses on the pregnant angel represent the female yoni.
Orange and red deliberately used for the lotuses: orange, a color associated with the sacral chakra, denotes the creative sexual energy and the will to create. Red is synonymous with passion, desire and lust.
Finally, two eyes replace the nipples of the ample bosom: somebody’s watching! Now who could that be? Your guess is as good as mine.
Title: Angel with child, and friend
Size: 38 cm x 38 cm
Medium: Ink, Chinese rice paper
Price: Not for sale.
By George Striftaris (Guest Artist), Greece
The world is illuminated by bolts of lightning. Harsher, ruder than ever.
You’re still paying for that apple you bit into when it wasn’t yours to taste. You accept your human nature but the losses pile up, the loves grow weary and those close to you give up. You’re growing older, inconsolable.
You deny the fanaticism of manipulators who thought they’d appropriate the garden for themselves and find your own refuge. Within. You are at long last safe and protected. You become a migrant in your own land.
You wish you’ll be the father as you had wished your own would be. As he didn’t imagine himself to be. As you didn’t manage to be. You’re once again the child you had lost. You rediscover your toys and games. You recall your mother’s lullaby. You go back to the when you had hoped things different to how they turned out. And so, disassembled , naked and brave, the only one who might
vandalize you will be yourself. Your new place is hence inviolable. You are empowered by your own universe.
Rest. You have found A S Y L U M.
Tile: ASYLUM project
Medium: Photography & Digital work
By Sabita Dangol, Nepal
My artworks derived from the sense of love and compassion. The world is bound of love, not only to the material love, also a love towards our self, our soul mate, the surrounding and the nature we are bound with. Our body is also a part of nature. We breath, we walk, we contemplate everything is the part of nature. We can’t go away and can destruct nature; it’s more powerful than we think. I always try myself to depict the comb as a metaphor of solution as well as the motif to keep caring and compassionate ourselves and the surrounding we live around. This is why I have been using comb as a symbol that solves problem and brings harmony to various entities. I believe positive thinking is always the right way to tackle obstacles consequently helping us reach our desired destination.
Title: Altruism Love
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size : 40 x 40 inch
Year : 2020
Basic Instinct 03
By Viet Van Tran (Guest Artist), Vietnam
Anyone can take a good photo with a smartphone. The power of photography is not to create a beautiful photo, but a picture that tells stories. That picture can be hideous, rough and ugly, but it is enough to connect and evoke viewers’ emotions, creating inner dialogue. Confusion, disappointment, anger and creative excitement are what photography gives me. The broken gaps inside me are softened by photography.
Title: BasicInstint 03
Media: Digital Photography (Nikon D5)
Size: 30 x 48 cm
By Atul Padia, India
Bashfulness is a painful, social emotion that can occur in the context of comparing one’s position with the ideal social standard. Both comparisons and standards are enabled by socialization. Although commonly considered an emotion, shame or its various forms can be considered effects, cognition, status, or condition.
Size: 10 x 13.5 inch
Medium: Digital Worlk
Becoming dry leaves
By Farzana Ahmed, Bangladesh
I started seriously doing this drawing project from this august and already I finished 20 note books full with drawings. It happen because of some ongoing exhibition but it also happen because I wants to write and draw about this time.
It is a crucial time for all of us. As we are facing a big truth about life and death.
All of my write-up are feeling of each days. About my life and others too. On this work I am becoming dry leaves. This leaves grows at our garden.
Each morning I discover one gift from nature and that is some days dry leaves , some days birds feather, some days some dry flowers ….surprisely some days some person also .
I talk with them I made a community surrounding my living which wasn’t posable if this covid never came on our life. Because we was so busy with only our self.
Everything have two side one is bad another is good. I think all artist know how to survive on tuff time.
Like others I think I also trying to know about it on mentally and physically. Though its tuff but I think it
make me more stronger then before and now I can face anything for the rest of my life.
Title: Becoming dry leaves
Size : 8 x 5 inch
Medium: Pencil drawing
By Costa Gorelov, Russia
“He is going to a party in Berghain, because its success depends on him, however, classical education does not allow him to jeopardize his reputation. He decides to sing at home, alone in the room for his bag, his loyal listener, and admirer, unlike the Berghain, where no one is really waiting for him.”
Title: Berlin Prelude
Size: 64 x 77 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
By Barun Pokherel, Nepal
शक्तिलाइ कुनै कुराले विस्थापित गर्न सक्दैन।शक्ति अस्तित्वको पहिलो शर्त हो। शक्ति कहाँबाट र कसरि सुरुभयो होला भनेर प्रश्न गर्नु मुर्खता हुन सक्छ। हरेक वस्तुले आफ्नो शक्ति अनुसार आफ्नो अस्तित्वको निर्धारण गरेका हुन्छन्। समाज विकास संगै शक्तिको परिभाषा पनि बदलिँदै गयो। प्राकृतिक शक्ति सँगै कृतिम शक्तिको प्रवेश भयो। अन्तत: कृतिम शक्ति यति शक्तिशालि भयो कि अस्तित्व निर्धारणको मानक बन्न पुग्यो। जनावर युगदेखि अति-उत्तर आधुनिक(neo post modern) समय सम्म आइपुग्नु नै कृतिम शक्तिको परिणाम हो। जिवन सहजताको लागि सुरु गरिएको ब्यापारिक आदानप्रदानको वस्तु समयक्रम सँगै ‘पैसा’मा रुपान्तरण भयो। पैसा आधुनिक कृतिम शक्तिको यस्तो मानक बन्न पुग्यो, जुन सानो कागजमा लेखिएका अंकले शक्तिको निर्धारण स्र्न थाल्यो। यौटा सानो कागजको शक्तिहिन टुक्रा र त्यसमा लेखिएको अंकको मात्रा नक अहिलेको सबैभन्दा ठुलो शक्ति हो।अहिलेको विश्वमा सवैभन्दा शक्तिशालि वस्तु नै पैसा नामक कागजमा लेखिएको अंकको मात्रा बन्न पुग्यो। जिवनको लागि पैसा यति महत्वपुर्ण बन्यो कि स्वास फर्ने अक्सिजन पनि पैसाले नै किनिन्छ। म यो शक्तिलाइ नियालिरहेको छु, देखिरहेको छु,भोगिरहेको छु र बिष्लेष्ण गरिरहेको छु यसको अनन्त शक्ति। अर्को तर्फ हरेक राजनैतिक भूगोलका नोटमा अंकित उक्त समुदायका शक्तिका मानक सुन्दर चित्रआकृतिहरु अत्यन्तै शक्तिशाली रुपमा जिवित। तर हामि अंकमा यति आशक्त छौँ कि कुनै नोटको पृष्ठभूमीमा के छ हेक्का राख्दैनौँ। केवल शक्तिशालि अंक मात्र हाम्रो दिमाखमा रहिरहन्छन शक्तिको पुजारीको रुपमा। मलाइ यी अंक देखि समस्या छ।म हरेक नोटका सुन्दर पृष्ठभूमिमा रमाउछु र त्यसका अंकको शक्तिलाइ उक्त नोट माथि अनेक भावभंगिद्वारा व्यक्त गर्न चाहन्छु।
Size: 116 X 271cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
By Mukti Thapa (Guest Artist), Nepal
A confluence (सङ्गम) of Lingha and Yoni, the artwork is done in a Nepali traditional method, the artwork depicts male and female genital, which is decorated with various motifs.
Medium: Pigments on canvas
Not for Sale
By Jay Kuruvilla, USA
All of us feel sadness from time to time, the feeling of a void or being “empty” inside. I wanted to capture that with this piece. I purposely kept this in black and white for the viewer to feel the sense of emotion that this piece is intended to convey. The notion of waiting for something or someone to fill that emptiness and to bring joy back into one’s life. The images that fill our minds when we are overcome by this emotion paralyzes us, and we are found staring into space, deep in our thoughts and emotions. During this moment, time itself stays still and we cannot focus on anything else. Life is full of ups and downs but it’s during these down times that we learn more about ourselves. It’s important to take some time and reflect on your feelings. What is that something or someone in your life that you are longing for? What causes you to have an “empty” feeling inside?
Size: 18×24 CM
Medium: Charcoal on paper
By Roberto Lacentra, Italy
The lying woman raises her panties with her hand and shows on the horizon a village immersed in a Tuscan agricultural landscape. The train and the plane below transport tourists to the village. The plane above is from Booking.com which collects bookings.
Title: Erotic holidays
Medium: Painted in oil and enamels on canvas
Size: 140 x 140 CM
Price: USD 2,500.00
Estudio para la calavera de yorick
By David Kattán, Ecuador
This image is based on the text of the Ecuadorian poet César Eduardo Carrión, A la calavera de Yorick and Coronation of the Virgin, by Velásquez
By Shanaka Kulathunga, Sri Lanka
“A live model painting done in my studio … A life size painting of an experienced model who’s now in her middle age . It took about 07 sittings to complete this work .. it was a little difficult experience as i had to see the aesthetic beauty of a woman whose beauty is changing with time ; the eternal truth of changing nature of life . I tried to depict the realistic form of the figure with the oil technique which I have been practicing during the past few years .. the process of seeking the skin tones , values , textures and volumes.”
Title: Fading Beauty
Size: 120 x 90 CM
Medium: Oil on canvas
By Sundar Lama, Nepal
गोरखा मन्दिर परिसरमा रहेका गृहयश्वरी मन्दिर
योगिनीका आकृतिका चित्रहरूबाट प्रेरित
अनि, मेरो जीवनको एक टुक्रा घडी
यी कुराहरू वाह्य भन्दा पनि नितान्त ‘ आन्तरकि समयहरु सग सम्बन्धीत हुन्छन्। चेतनाका अनुभव जब सहवास का अनुमतिमा अंगलिन्छ, तब” नग्नता र बास्ना” कतै आई जोडिरहन्छन् । सहवास योग हो अनि योग एउटा साधना संग जोडिएको स्वतन्ता
यी नै मुक्ति / मोक्ष को “बास्ना
Medium pencil & pencil colour
Size: 22 X 28 inch
Price: USD. 200
By Chris Bergquist Fulmer, USA
Title: Green Chair
Size: 5.5 x 8 inches
Media: watersoluble pencils and graphite
By Prabin Shrestha, Nepal
“I have given the name as “Human Nature” to this painting. People show different colors to the outside world but inside they are all naked that holds nothing. Normal Humans are crying inside with many expectations and trying to hide in. But deep inside, after all this, if you can find you are GEM which a Human has to find.”
I don’t want to be your hero
By Fabienne Francotte, Belgium
The body has always been an original topography. A landscape as well as a piece of identity. It is always intense. The female body on the canvas comes out in the form of an imprint and it operates as a trace of invisible sufferings. We are facing the weight of its nudity and this white “marble” body shows us the inertia of a sculpture. It also reflects the world of silence around us today. The head is missing, showing only a fragment of the body, a torso. Heads are considered to be the command post while the face is the gate to the soul. Here the exhibited work is simply flesh. All the elements to seduce the eye have been removed and the fragmented body, by lying down, reconnects with animality. It gives the viewer another perspective. The half open position opposes what remains opaque and unsaid and what celebrates openness and lightness.
Title: I don’t want to be your hero
Size: 110 x 100 cm (43.30 x 39.37 inches)
Medium: Unstreched canvas
By Julia Zaremba, Norway
“Intermission” is a smaller painting of a snapshot between poses at a figure drawing session. It follows the type of nude poses that I am most drawn to: natural, cropped, and not too explicit. I prefer to leave characters and stories to the imagination, while providing the colors and shapes to jump-start the atmosphere of the scene.
In contrast to the ambiguous setting, I love to be bold with skin tones and brushstrokes. Flesh is solid and alive, and I want to show the many tiny movements and planes that create a functioning figure. Evey stroke and sigh carries significance. “Intermission” is just that: an exhale between staged stances.
Size: 21 x 29 CM
Medium: Acrylics on canvas paper
By Mano Martinez, Spain
The natural light, the informal situations, and boys that Mano selects make of his project a photographic statement of the artist’s perspective on the male erotic nude and the author’s photography.
Mano’s work blatantly demonstrates but, at the same time, not being pretentious, how the guys are now the new pin ups. The naked body of man now has for the first time an important role as an object of desire. The male nude has come out of the closet. New masculinities are coming out of the closet. According to Mano, if we’ll continue to objectify, we’re going to objectify all of us. In fashion and advertising we’re used to seeing half-naked women, and in sexual attitudes close to the ridicule. These attitudes begin to dilute at the moment there’s a change of roles and the man begins to adopt that role. The commercial effect of the naked body of man is different because society has transmitted the image of unwarranted gender stereotypes, and that reveals how absurd objectification is. The entrance of the naked man in advertising helps us to realize that it is possible to get out of the established clichés, that we can all be attractive without being caught by the stereotypes of society. The new masculinities can help to get rid of that motivation of contempt for the feminine and of overvaluation for the masculine, and Mano transfers this concept to the author’s portrait.
How male erotic photography has developed throughout history it is of great interest for Mano. Only since the 70s artists began to represent naked men’s bodies from a plastic point of view, without any justification about the nature of their works. Until then, that tendency existed, but always hidden. In this sense, Mano’s work arises as a result of mixing his interest in the history of eroticism, in the representation of the male body in art, and in the attraction he feels for a certain type of masculine beauty.
One can not fail to mention the admiration that Mano feels for other male erotic photographers, which it’s led him to become part of this group of artists. His/their photography is a celebratory of the male body. Warhol, Pierre et Gilles, Bacon, Mapplethorpe, Weber, Ritts are, for Mano, those who first channel this tendency and helped to reach the first steps towards true freedom of expression and normalization of both eroticism and male nude in Art. Painting, either erotic or pornographic, was classified as Art and exhibited in museums, but photography was limited to private consumption. The representation of the reality through photography made artists to adopt the existing codes in other plastic arts, always citing Classical Antiquity, for the distribution of their work. Despite this, all that masked male erotic photography from 1839 to 1969 set guidelines and broke taboos, and it has influenced what is done today, not only at artistic level but also in advertising. It could be said that the male erotic without justifications in photography returns to Art the place it occupied before the arrival of Christianity, before the arrival of the prohibitions.
Mano’s portraits speak of himself and his gaze through other bodies. On the anatomy of his models he puts his desires and his feelings, seizes his gestures and, until a certain point, vampirizes them to capture in image the condensation of this experience.
Material: Printed on Epson Ultrasmooth Fine Art 250 gr / m2 paper
Size: 30 X 40 cm
By Sara Koinch, Nepal
Covid-19ले गर्दा जता ततै negative NEWSहरुसामाचार मात्र सुनिन्थ्याे ।तिव्र रूपले फैलदैथ्याे।बिस्तारै नेपालमा पनि यस्काे असर देखिन सुरुभाे अनि सरकारले lockdown गर्नी निर्णय गर्याेIसबै जना घर-घरभित्रै बस्नु पर्नी उर्दी जारी भाे।साधारण तरिकाले गुज्रियकाे जीवन राेकिए जस्ताे। दुईचार दिन त रमाईलाे , बिस्तारै lockdown लम्बिदै गयाे। यसरी त हुन्न अब अाफ्नाे काम/ सिर्जनागर्नुपर्छ भनेर चित्र काेर्न बस्याे केही अाउदैन दिमाग नै lock भा जस्ताे ?अाफै देखि आफुलाई रिस उठ्न थाल्याे दिमागमा hammer हानाै जस्ताे ,हाे त्यही भावनालाई याे चित्र मार्फत पाेख्न खाेजेकी छु।
Size:24 x36 inch
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Men in charcoal
By Wilton de Oliveira Costa, Brazil
This work is part of a collection entitled “men in charcoal”. In total there are 85 portraits made with compressed and vine charcoal. The aim of these drawings is to discuss the different masculinities and the diversity of the male bodies. In addition, they seek to provoke a debate about conservatism through nudity.
Title: Men in charcoal
Size: 42 x 60 CM
Medium: Charcoal on paper
My Body My Home
By Ricardo Coelho, Brazil
Today, more than ever, it seems impossible to build a work that has the body as a central element, considering only the restricted – though excessive – scope of visual representations. Our cultural context, in which multiple social, political, religious, legal, medical, scientific and sexual representations of the body are superimposed, highlights the complexity that emerges from this emerging web of meanings.
Similarly, we can no longer ignore the dynamic relationship that is established between the body of the work and the body of the observer at the moment of aesthetic fruition. This virtual space is always permeated by individual experiences in a constant, but not always conscious, dialogue with the other representations produced in the universe of culture. As Alain Corbin (2009, p. 9) expressed: “The body is a fiction, a set of mental representations, an unconscious image that is elaborated, dissolved, reconstructed through the history of the subject, with the mediation of social discourses and symbolic systems”.
What is or what can the body be, this fragile and opaque wrapping that encloses the subject, the beginning and the end of humanity itself? At this moment, the world seems to have no answers to this question. To foreigners or simply to those who are forced to move for the maintenance of life, their right to freedom and symbolic exercise is suppressed, leaving only the recognition of their own fragility: “My body, my Home” (2016).
Ricardo Coelho, 2016
Original idea, direction and photography: Ricardo Coelho
Preparation of actors: Luís Firmato
Júnio de Carvalho
Mar de Paula
Thales Henrique Rocha
Video and Sound Editing: OSSO videoarte
Technical Scene: Ricardo Coelho
Production: OSSO videoarte, 2016
by Kishor Nakarmi, Nepal
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
By Leisa Shannon Corbett (Guest Artist), USA
“My strongest childhood memory of being moved by nature was at age 5. I stared mesmerized by the wind blowing through a sea of long grass at my grandfather’s farm in Missouri. The sun shining on daffodils on an Easter morning could fill me with joy that I could not put into words, but felt compelled to express. At first, I tried to tell my family, but they just looked at me, puzzled. It was frustrating. At age 7, I began drawing in earnest. Even after years of practice, I knew I wasn’t skilled enough yet to convey to others the feelings nature aroused in me.
As an adult I tried naturalistic landscape painting. The work was competent, but not exciting. There was nothing that moved viewers or distinguished the art from that of so many landscape painters.. A few years ago, I was on the verge of despair that I would never accomplish much as an artist when a blessing arrived, disguised as a setback. I injured my painting arm and could not make the vigorous motions brushes require. So, I began using painting knives.
Suddenly, my work came alive with rich texture and color. I experimented with unusual colors that I’d had for years and had never known how to use. The paintings began to sing. They excited viewers in ways I didn’t expect and couldn’t have predicted. I began to get accepted into more juried shows and have won two awards of excellence this year. What joy!”
By Bikash parajuli, Nepal
I wanted to do something different and was always interested in getting into Nude arts. I believe the human body is the purest form of arts. It’s the most amazing form of art created by mother nature. I do nude art shoots to show people the beauty of human body.
Digital black and white photo
Not for sale
Nude Study in Color
By Ceyda Oskay, Turkey
The artwork is a painting that is a study from behind of a nude man sitting. As it is multi-colored, the race and ethnicity of the man cannot really be identified. The colorful style was inspired by German Expressionism, Impressionism, and Fauvism. Around 35 colors are used in the image. The viewer also starts to see the body as shapes and colors. The man is holding an object and looking at something that we do not know of – and this creates a sense of wonder into the painting. The viewer is lead to imagine what the man is looking at. The painting was made when the artist was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Title: Nude Study in Color
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: Approx. 50 x 75 CM
Price USD. 430
By Sadaf Faiz, USA
Title – Poor substitute of a george keyt woman
By Manish Lal Shrestha (Guest Artist), Nepal
If humans have many organs like animals do we would be free like them. If we are uncovered like the trees we would be a selfless being.
Political situation of Nepal
By Rudra Pun, Nepal
Through my painting I have expressed my feeling , greif and frustration regarding the current political situation of our country . Even though Nepal has gained stability and balance over its political situation, it seems that other second or third parties has been manipulating it by pulling various strings (plots). This is not only crippling our country but is also threatening our national sovereignty .
Title :Political situation of Nepal
Size: 18 × 24 CM
Medium : Acrylic on canvas
Play in the garden of flower
By Mai Dai Luu, Vietnam
I am the subject of the work, the main character of the game, I want everything to revolve around my game. Human sexual desires are pushed to the most powerful climax. Humans become wild like the animals’ instincts. I build the work on who I am but not in the society where I live. But in a deep place in the woods. Where the desire for sexuality is most strongly revealed like the animals living together in that forest. Males are the subject of the game about sex and sex.
Title: Play in the garden of flower
Size:212 x 340 CM
By Tara Ojha, Nepal
Brief Concept of the art work Reclining nude “Keen Teen” is composed to execute the aesthetic feelings and emotions .The serpentine composed of innocent laying figurine nude is applied pink color, is metaphorically represented as virginity of youthfulness. An art work seems to be representational although it depicts the abstract phenomenon of human psyche.
By Tilda Mae Clarke, Australia
The body is the vessel which takes in our human experience. My imprints hold a significant connection between nature and my being as they carry a physical energy which I often see as a mark of my existence. I use found clay from Gundungurra land which I use as a tool to hold my energy to imprint. This clay carries not only my own trauma but the trauma of the earth.
Medium: Clay on glass window.
Size: 140mm X 70mm
By Laya Mainali (Guest Artist), Nepal
“Mainali’s sculptures predominantly feature buxom women with big hips and well-pronounced thighs, are not just an ode to the beauty inherent in the female form but also explore the idea of female energy.”
Set them free
By Sujan Bir Bajracharya, Nepal
“Birds are meant to fly fish are meant to swim. Nothing in this world is meant to be tamed from any type of tangible or intangible forces breaking them down to act as if it weren’t them. Growing in a society makes us follow its own rules of living, elegance, grandeur rituals, traditions but why bound the celebration of life to any being especially women? Therefore set them free!”
Title: Set them free
Size: 2.5 x 3 Ft
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
By Kushal Bastakoti, Nepal
Artists have the ability to visualize an idea or concept. Over the years, I have enjoyed working in a variety of modes (abstraction, representation, illustration, non objective) and a variety of subject matters such as landscapes, cityscapes and figure drawings.
For years, I was intrigued about how nudity was used in Hindu temples at which I worshipped, specifically in the architecture pillar known as “Tudals”. These pillars included nudes and sculptural elements. Hinduism is not open about sex, however religious sites have portrayed nudes, sexuality, the human life-cycle, and sensational imaginaiers for centuries without any hesitation. Tudal’s serves many functions : to teach married couples about the proper sexual practices, to spark arousal in those same worshippers in the hope of growing the Hindu population, and to repel evil spirits from the temple itself.
Referencing the tudal tradition, I created a body of large scale works that represent the story of the human life cycle. I also choose to employ the stylization and non realistic proportion used in Tudal art. I started with a loose expressive fill of color and textures using acrylic paint: I then applied a charcoal underdrawing for figures, on top of which I flushed out the forms and refined the color with oil paint. I used the symbols for King and Queen/Shiva and Parvati as the main character in this series. Through the representation of taboo subject matters — sex, nudity, and eroticism — I want to share my specific cultural background, and bring awareness to the Hindu Tudal tradition.
Title : Shiva Ratri
Size: 48 x 48 inches
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Year : 2020
By Marty Ray, USA
During graduate work at Southern Methodist University (1976-78) I enrolled in a printmaking course and explored woodcut (block) printing. The technique of cutting lines in wood was related to drawing (incising) lines into clay. This work titled “Sleep”, a woodcut print, depicts a man and woman in bed asleep, the man is clothed and woman is nude. Clothed figures is more common in my work however looking through older work, I found this piece with a single nude figure. Maybe it is based on a personal story or feeling at the time. It is also definitely an exploration of lines cut into wood.
Size: 14 x 12 inch
Medium: Print, woodcut
Splashes of Emancipation
By Roshan Bhandari, Nepal
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is nobler than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?”,
“He who doesn’t master the nude cannot understand the principles of architecture”. Michelangelo.
Nudity in art has generally reflected social standards of the time in aesthetics and modesty/ morality. At all times human history, the human body has been principle subjects for artists. It has been represented in Painting and statues since prehistory. Depiction of naked body has often been used symbolic ways, as an extended metaphor for complex and multifaceted concepts. Basically, nudity is the state of being nude; nakedness, but in my works, I wanted to share the visual expression of it and the reality of nature which cannot be denied (the truth of life and existence), we were born naked and die naked. Nudity is freedom, confidence and independence. Likewise, I believe it is a medium for all the story tellers to express the untold experiences of life. In art nudity is a continuous process of experiencing the freedom of thoughts. Therefore, my works in acrylic medium on canvas represent the reality of life, and portray the people who love to be unclothed and be own self, free and lively.
Title: Misapprehension vs Existence
Size: 36/36 inches
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Swimming in Oceans
By Anne Bathe, Germany
The ongoing series of self-portraits Singles was started in 2013 and has so far explored various themes. Some examples include: the analysis of sexual identity through color, exploration of gender ambiguity through nudity, the ever-growing reliance on beauty products that help develop a version of ourselves which we strive to project into the world, as well as world of advertising and the way women are often objectified, judged and viewed as something to be consumed. These topics and their many nuances are the driving force and the foundation of this series.
This project continually draws inspiration from seeking the merging point of masculinity and femininity, historical movements and current issues.
By simultaneously assuming the roles of subject, photographer, make-up artist and set designer, the artist is able to give her philosophies a visual body and to create pieces that are quite intimate.
Title: Swimming in oceans
Medium: Digital image
Talking to birds
By Robert Pissig ( Guest Artist), USA
Painting the figure was a personal challenge. Of course, I learned how to render and interpret the figure during my university studies, but I never chose to include them in my artworks. When I found my work in something of a rut, I began a period of self-reflection. While honesty was and is a key to my belief system, I was not being totally authentic. With the male nude, I confronted myself. By giving credence to cultural bias and prejudice I veiled the depth and expression of my own truths. Aspects of saints and deities are comprehensive manifestations of humanity, including the implicit sexuality in gods and humans. The subjects for the images were chosen with a greatest respect.
Title: Talking with birds
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 121 X 90 CM
By Michael Walden (Guest Artist), USA
My work is an exploration of surface, distinctive in its execution. Positioned firmly in the realm of representation, I imagine a fusion between the narrative and abstraction. In the midst of all that distracts, I work to understand the human condition.
Title: The bath
Medium: Oil on Canvas (Triptych)
Size: 48 x 72 Inch
The Glorious Reminiscences
By: Ishan Pariyar, Nepal
My artwork is based on the different layers of the time frame. The medieval period of Nepal was the initial and prosperous stage of the development of Art and Cultural term. Meanwhile we live in 21 st century with ultra development in Art. I am trying to figure out the different term of different world in my artwork. Herewith I have taken the example of the Michael Angelo’s masterpiece David which was made during 1401-1405 and in the same time surrounding in Nepal Malla Dynasty was flourishing its cultural heritage and artifacts. Throughout this painting I want to explore the dignity and value of the different era’s artifact and drag the attention of the conscientious to preserve and endorse the Artistic piece which has been creating the glorious histories.
Title: The Glorious Reminiscences
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 18 x 24 inch
By Giuliano Amedeo Tosi, Switzerland
The main content of my work deals with distorted, bent, merging, disappearing and unrealistic representations of bodies in unreal spaces or natural landscapes. Proportions and correctness play a subordinate role. The focus is on unrealistic and mystical creations. In my opinion, reality can be captured technologically better than ever before. Therefore, I do not see any motivation to produce photorealistic paintings. Rather, painting for me is a playground of unlimited imagination. The figure or figures in the center of the painting thus appear isolated and at the same time very present and shining. However, the backgrounds now develop more in the direction of nature images. The Nature effect brings a nice additional component: the mood. I combine intuitive with precise techniques and I use many different materials. Recently I also work directly with the color of the painting ground. The human anatomy and especially the musculoskeletal structure are a very important part of my work and fascinate me enormously. My inspirations I find therefore mostly in the human being itself. The human being is the center of my art. Women, men, young people and children are portrayed. Lately I also integrate animals. The figures mostly show themselves in their natural garb. The reason for the naked depictions is the expression of absolute honesty. The beauty of body aesthetics should not be removed by clothing. Often, I go one step further and show muscle fibers and bones next to ordinary bodies.
In most of my works, I try to represent with strong symbolism. The visual language is strong and exaggerated to convey a clear message.
Title: The proposal
Medium: Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas
Size :40 x 50 CM
Price :Onn request
By Roshan Mishra, Nepal
This work is from my Male Nude series. It depicts a subtle negative format image of my own body. Through this work I have tried to reach out to those males, who feel timid, shy, tender, depressed, confused, lost or even feel dominant. I feel that our body coverings hide our emotions often. Therefore, via a negative image format, I attempt to read the contour of human body to understand their inner emotions, which are often concealed within.
Size: 100 x 55 CM
Medium: Acrylic color, photography and digital print on flex
Thousand shades of nude
By Nabin Nalbo, Nepal
The drawing is about the Kapil Mani Dixit who is a renowned contemporary nude figurative artist of Nepal. The artist likeness, character is portrayed. In this drawing the artist huge large drawing nude figure of male and female is on the background, pile of sheet of papers on the floor are drawn. He seems to be working process inside the studio, artist is holding huge flat brush with wet black colour which shows the continuous bunch of works going on and works had to be done on future. He also use the hands to paint the huge life size painting. The artist is regarded as the few whose works are based on nude figurative art in to closer form in Nepal. The nude art is still regarded as odd to exhibit. There are almost very few we can see the show exhibition of nude figurative art. The artist contribution on the nude figure art practice is remarkable on Nepalese contemporary art scenario.
Title: Thousand shades of nude
Medium: Pen and ink
size: 8 x 11 CM
By Shubhojoy Mitra, Nepal
The human body, and indeed the body of any living organism, especially au naturel exhibits remarkable symmetry which we perceive from various perspectives in a manner that seems to break down the inherent rigidity of matter in a continuous, fluid and asymmetrical interplay of segments shapeshifting into new and often delightful configurations every now and then. The intact wholeness and its integrity at every moment are fascinating because no matter what the body shape, no matter what its excesses or lack, a body in its bare form always seems to possess an intriguing aesthetic often bringing into focus casually in all its vulnerability the central mystery of our origins and our transitory existence. In my search to discover the essential conditions that may define our reality by stripping down to the barest elements all that possesses plasticity, observing and recording from life the forms and structures, even fragments of motile elements, the inescapable symmetry of living form and its essential asymmetric appearance have often driven me into an obsessive ritual of attempting to reproduce the essence of organicity. It is as much a matter of reflecting on the human condition as it is of grappling with the questions of existence since the beginning of time.
Medium: Digital drawing
True love is admiration lV
By Mukesh Shrestha, Nepal
“True love is admiration.In a good relationship a couple should not love each other exactly as they are right now, they should be committed to educating each other and each person should want to suggest to other for better verge of them self”.
Topic:True love is admiration lV
Medium:Acrylic on canvas
size:137 × 152 CM
Price: $ 2500.00
By Bishowmber Basnyat, Nepal
“What we perceive with senses, not always true. The complication of human existence suffers in the duality of the tangible and the abstraction. The human form, a beauty, has many senses. Tangible or abstract, we visualize with our own conviction. The lady human form, a beauty in every sense is often objectified. A gender seems to be analogous with sexuality, and seems to be less interested in what makes the human a being, focusing only in veil of lust in the human form and gaze towards female gender seems to be limited to hyper sexualized form of a woman. The lady stands tall with all perfection and imperfection.”
size:71 X 40 X 28 CM
Medium: Gi wire and copper wire
By Pradhumna Shrestha, Nepal
This artwork is my version of Italian renaissance master artist Sandro botticelli’s The birth of venus. I took the venus form and try to execute it in Nepalese style. The concept is to show the confusion in life with the hair , that is waving two opposite direction in life at some point we all get confused whether to hear the voice of our heart., dreams ( inner soul ) or just go with the time and forget our dreams. There are religious motifs at body which shows deep down inside we are very much attached to our roots … our religion our faith.
Title : Untitled 1
Size: 20 x 30 inch
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Year : 2020
Price: USD. 500
By Sushila Singh, Nepal
“The drawing is about a womanhood, this is not about seducing a men. Its about embracing womanhood. I myself being a woman I draw my own mixture of feelings and what I have been taught in the form of selflove.”
Medium: Pen and ink on brown cartridge paper
Size: 288 X 208 MM
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By Kapil Mani Dixit, Nepal
This painting is from my latest series done during the lockdown. The aim of doing this is to bring out human’s inner feelings, suppression, and stories of motivation, power, and freedom – among a wider audience. Each painting is based on an individual story of people I have met in my life. I have titled it as – Untold Stories, which brings out hidden stories of people through my paintings. The beauty of this series is that anyone can relate the emotions and feelings shown in the paintings, to their personal stories. I will leave it up to the audience to interpret each painting, according to their life experiences.
I have used minimal color using white, black, and red on recycled brown paper. This symbolizes the limitations of the social acceptance of the figurative artwork. Though figurative artwork is yet to be accepted easily in Nepal, I am hopeful that people will eventually understand its importance and accept it as a creative form of art like any other art.
Title: Untold stories
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Welcome To My Boudoir
By Amit Tejpal, Canada
“I call this “Welcome To My Boudoir” 8.5 x 11”. I had been inspired by boudoir photography and this particular piece of artwork was produced for a model that had reached out to me. Also this artwork was the first time I used a combination of soft and tendre pencils; H, 4B, 8B. These pencils really made the figure drawing pop out of the page. Usually I had always drawn using a graphite pencil/ mechanical pencil. Therefore this was definitely a whole new way for me to produce sketches. While I was producing this sketch I tried to focus more towards constructing the models body rather than just drawing what I see. And in doing this I believe that I will be able to generate a more relaxed style which will be more unique to my flow of drawing.Everyday I try to challenge myself with a different study of the female form in order to improve my art.”
Title – Welcome To My Boudoir
Size – 8.5 x 11 Inch
Medium – H, 4B, 8B pencil
Price: USD 100.00