Binod Pradhan

Binod Pradhan - a name quite familiar in contemporary Nepali art today, is an artist with definite convictions. Binod Pradhan paints what he believes in. Lately, Binod Pradhan has had developed a strong belief that - human faces reveal what a particular individual is all about. To him, facial expressions unknowingly reflect and reveal the emotion and the inner feelings of an individual how hard he or she may try artificially to cover the inner emotion.

So it is no wonder that here a viewer would find and confront a multiple series of amazing faces. And make no mistake - the faces here are not entirely nature-based or so - called representative art. On the contrary the faces are represented in some uncommon and unnatural manners with tints and hues of blue, orange or similar colors rather than the natural human faces. And these unnatural variations in fact reveal the inner facets of a human face.

To achieve it, Binod Pradhan has chosen facial forms - mostly depicting serene and melancholy mood - stylized with decorative light and shade. And often the faces resemble the iconic image of Lord Buddha with familiar features like exaggerated earlobes with rings and the eyes concentrating towards the tip of the nose. Except in one or two malevolent aspects of Hindu deities, most of his 'faces' are benign - revealing the state of cool and calm of a human mind.

Binod Pradhan's forms are expressive and his choice of colors reveals his sense of judgment to match the desired theme. A unique part of his style is his cool and pleasant application of the colors and the linear emphasis of the forms.

Yet other important thing about Binod Pradhan is, he remains one of the very few of his genre to understand the essence of contemporary painting - that is the importance of a timely change and the dynamics of innovation.

  • Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, Fine Arts Campus, Kathmandu.

Solo exhibition:

  • 2005: The Solitude of colour at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2005: Artist from Nepal at Seoul, South Korea
  • 2007: Inner Faces at The Art Shop, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2008: Collection Show at Imago-Dei Cafe Gallery, Nag Pokhari, Nepal
  • 2009: "Sacred Spaces" at Siddhartha art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Group Exhibitions:

  • 1992: T.U Day Art Exhibition, Fine Arts Campus
  • 1992: Human Happiness Art Exhibition, Srijana Art Gallery
  • 1992: Group Art Exhibition at Goethe Institute
  • 1994: Group 37-Art Exhibition, Nepal Art Council
  • 1994: Vision 51- Art Exhibition, Fine Arts Campus
  • 1996: 26th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
  • 1997: 27th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
  • 1997: Inter Club Art Competition, GMSAP
  • 1998: 28th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
  • 1999: Rangalal Bangdel Smriti Art Exhibition, Nepal Art Council
  • 1999: 29th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
  • 1999: Four Men Show at Siddhartha Art Gallery
  • 2000: 30th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
  • 2000: Painting on Poetic Expression, Bhancha Ghar
  • 2001: 31th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
  • 2001: Kasthamandap Group Show at J Art Gallery
  • 2002: Two Men Show, Park Art Gallery
  • 2002: "Children without Art" organized by Jasutara Art Foundation
  • 2002: Four Man Show at Srijana Contemporary Art Gallery
  • 2003: Charikot Art Camp Exhibition at NAFA
  • 2003: Kasthamandap Group Show at Lazimpat Gallery Cafe
  • 2004: Painting Workshop, Voice of Wall, Gallery Nine, Kathmandu
  • 2004: Kasthamandap Group Show at Gallery Moksh
  • 2004: Kasthamandap Group Show at Buddha Gallery
  • 2005: Art Party, Exhibition & Art Festival, Bhav Art Gallery, Alliance Francise, Kathmandu 
  • 2005: Anniversary Art Exhibition at Buddha Gallery
  • 2006:  Wearable Art Show Kiran Bhawan & Garden of Dreams, Nepal
  • 2006: Khulla Dhoka, Siddhartha Art Gallery
  • 2006: Loktantra, Exhibition at NAFA
  • 2006: Kasthamandap Group Show, The Art Shop, Durbar Marg
  • 2006: Kasthamandap Group Show, GTZ Office, Sanepa
  • 2007: "Sangaalo" Group Exhibition, Nepal Art Council, Baber Mahal
  • 2007: "Itihasako Baki Pristha" Group Exhibition, Nepal Art Council, Baber Mahal
  • 2007: "Amalgam" Exhibition organized by Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu
  • 2008: "Bagmati on Canvas" Exhibition NAFA by Friends of the Bagmati
  • 2008: "World Festival 2008" Group Exhibition by World Arts Forum
  • 2008: Group Exhibition by Sutra, Nepal Art Council , Kathmandu
  • 2009: "Brihat Nepali Kala Pradarshani-2065", Butwal , Nepal
  • 2009: 15th Kasthamnadap Art Studio, Anniversary show, Siddhartha Art Gallery
  • 2009: International Women's Day, Group Exhibition, Hotel de'l Annapurna, Kathmandu
  • 2009: "Creative Eyes" Group Exhibition, Tilganga Eye Hospital, Tilganga, Kathmandu

Group Art Exhibitions in abroad:

  • 2002-03-05-06: Art exhibition organised by Camlin Art Foundation, Kolkata, India
  • 2005: Kasthamandap Group Show, Den Blank, Belgium
  • 2005: Nepal Art Show, Nogaya, Japan
  • 2005: Kasthamandap Group Show, Galerie de Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2005: "Reflection of Reality" Kasthamandap Group Show, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
  • 2006: Kasthamandap Group Show, Chautara Gallery, Holland
  • 2007: "Reflection of Reality" Kasthamandap Group Show, SomArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, USA
  • 2007: Open Art Studio-2007, Palo Alto Studio, Palo Alto, USA
  • 2007: "Reflection of Reality" Kasthamandap Group Show, Gallerie 25, San Francisco, USA
  • 2007: "Peace of Mind" with Sri Lankan Artists, Gandhara Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
  • 2008: Nepal Show, Seoul, Korea
  • 2008: "3rd Nepali Contemporary Art Festival" Alpha Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2008: "Peinteres Nepalais”, Den Blank,  Belgium       
  • 2008: Himalayas of Nepal, Alpha Gallery, Seoul & Honggang Gallery, Ulsan, South Korea
  • 2008: "Breaking Boundries" Exhibition with VAST Artists, Druk Hotel, Thimpu, Bhutan 
  • 2009: "Harmony" Group Exhibition by Reflection Art Gallery, Indore, India
  • 2009: "Colours & Impressions" Group Show, SAARC Women's Association, Radisson Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh


  • 1987 : 2nd Prize, Inter School Competition,  Bal Mandir, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 1992 : 1st Prize, Nepal Telecommunication Directory Cover Design Competition by NTC.
  • 1992 : Consolation Prize, Cartoon Competition, HASNE, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 1993 : 1st Prize, Painting Competition, Lalit Kala Student Union
  • 1997 : 2nd Prize, 27th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
  • 1997 : 1st Prize, Ganesh Man Singh Adhyayan Pratisthan
  • 2005 : Best Field Work - 2D Animation "The Demo reel 2005", Pentasys Technologies
  • 2006 : Camelart Foundation Award, Professional Artists Category, Kolkata, India
  • Prime Minister's Residence, Baluwatar, Nepal
  • Hotel de'l Annapurna, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Her Highness Maharani Yasho Raje Laxmi of Jammu and Kasmir, India
  • Sunrise Bank PVT. LTD, Gairi Dhara, Kathmandu, Nepal

Private Collections:
        Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Korea, Japan, Kenya, USA, UK, France, Belgium, Norway, Netherland, Switzerland, Denmark, USSR, Pakistan, Malaysia, Canada, Australia, South Africa, UAE, Italy.



Binod Pradhan
Date of Birth : 1973-02-03

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