Mahavairochana by Lok Chitrakar
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Code: #LC7
By Lok Chitrakar
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Size: 25.00 x 27.00 in
Material: Canvas
Medium: Stone color
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Lok Chitrakar, renowned for his paubha paintings, is a self taught artist who started painting at the tender age of 12. His father and relatives made various religious arts and as a child Lok would observe them with keen interest. Slowly, he started assisting them and drew pictures of various deities in religious ceremony. He recalls, "I was 10 years old then one day, an urge to make an art of Astamatrika (eight female deities) captured me. I searched for its iconography and finally found it in a small temple at Indrachowk. Looking at it, I created my first Paubha art on a cloth."

Art was in his blood, he was fascinated by the paints and brushes in his house and eventually dropped out of school to pursue the art form that came to him as an inheritance from his ancestors, who belonged to Chitrakar (artist) clan, known for their artistry since time immemorial.

According to Lok Chitrakar, Paubha is the visual interpretation of a text that makes philosophy simple and comprehensive for a layman's understanding. The artist must be aware of the text which he is going to translate to art form. There are times when he needs to consult with priests and lamas to decipher the ancient wisdom that he is representing on canvas.

His relentless and untiring work over several years makes him one of the most respected Paubha artists in Nepal. The best part about him is that he does not seem to realize the artistic height he has achieved and the contributions he has made to his country, and perhaps, this quality in him is the major force that makes him work harder each day. Today, Chitrakar along with his assistants runs Simrik Atelier in Patan, the city of fine arts.

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Lok Chitrakar
Date of Birth : 1961-03-25

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