The Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) held a book launch event as well as a portrait exhibition at its premises in Naxal on Sunday.
The book “Nepali Abstract Painting: An Analysis of Development” by Krishna Prakash Shah was launched by the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Krishna Gopal Shrestha.
According to a press release issued by NAFA, speaking on the occasion, the Minister said: “Democracy is only strengthened if the parties are strong. This requires strong opposition. Otherwise, democracy will be weak.
Likewise, speaking on the occasion, KK Karmacharya, Chancellor of NAFA, said that the academy is working smoothly for the study, research and development of the history of Nepali fine arts.
Speaking on the occasion, Kiran Manandhar, former chancellor of NAFA, said that the job of portrait painter was very difficult and there was still a lot of work to be done in this regard in Nepal.
Afterwards, Pradip Kumar Shrestha, Chairman of Panchkanya Group, expressed his joy at his face painting and said he was very happy to be associated with the art. On behalf of the artists participating in the portrait painting workshop, artist Baburaja Dhasla said that he and all his teammates are happy to participate in the workshop.
Similarly, the author of the book, Krishna Prakash Shah said that abstract art is the presentation of imagination and experience and the search for a new dimension.
A percentage of the proceeds received from the sale of the portraits will be donated to Kalika Secondary School, Sindhupalchowk-6.