Et Cetera

Curatorial Text by Sujan Chitrakar for
Samaahit | Abstract Paintings | Nabendra Limbu

He was painting a strange still life in a corner of a sculpture studio when I first noticed him. I felt compelled to share our tutor’s hint with him: the bigger the object being drawn, the better the composition. He gave a blunt reply: ‘I am not interested in the object itself – I am contemplating the negative space around it.’ I was taken aback a bit – who knew if this young man was an eccentric or a genius? I quietly went back to my own work. It was the early 1990s; Nabendra Limbu and I were first-year students at the Lalitkala Campus.

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