The use of colours, lines and brushstrokes create a sort of movement and rhythm in K. K. Karmacharya’s works. As everything is moving and sweeping, the compositions give a sense of cosmic rhythm. The movement resembles multiple things: oceanic waves, whirlpool, whirlwind, bubbling brooks, water spring and so on.
The use of colours, lines and brushstrokes create a sort of movement and rhythm in K. K. Karmacharya’s works. As everything is moving and sweeping, the compositions give a sense of cosmic rhythm. The movement resembles multiple things: oceanic waves, whirlpool, whirlwind, bubbling brooks, water spring and so on. As one’s eyes go through the images and colours, the viewer assimilates oneself in the dynamism of the painting freeing oneself from the stagnant situation. The flow of the colour reveals the artist’s energetic movement on the process of creation.
K. K. Karmacharya’s plural and non-referential paintings reintegrate Nepali cultural rituals. Some of his works represent the images of cow. The cow, an animal, acts as if it understands the dead’s feeling that they are thirsty and hungry, and want to eat something. Such juxtaposition of contrary images is apparent in his works. The milk, dung and urine of a cow are necessary elements without which the Hindu rituals can not be observed. The compositions depicts that cow is not only important to the living human beings but a hope for the soul of the dead.
Hindu myths and rituals related to cow are not only culturally important but also have pragmatic value. Since cow is respected as mother and has cultural importance, she is protected and cared. Such myths and rituals autometize the socio-cultural practice and enhance the pragmatic values for the socio-economical development. The artist seems anxious about such deteriorating situation and appeals for the preservation of native culture.
Furthermore, the artist captures the Nepali architecture images like stupa and pagoda temples. Despite the use of traditional contents, the artist treats them with modern forms. The art works do not reproduce the objects as they are in reality but recreate their own reality.
Some of the compositions of K. K. Karmacharya explore the beauty of white Himalaya and green mountain. The play of light and shadow, contrastive colours and swift brush strokes do not create the realistic images but the artist’s impressions of the Himalayan mountains in the transitory moment.
Date of Birth : 20th March 1948, Kathmandu
: Kalapravin from Nepal Art School, Kathmandu in 1965.
: B.A. from T.U. Kathmandu in 1975.
: Member Secretary- Nepal Academy of Fine Art, 2010
: Art Teacher – Sirjana College of Fine Art
: Assembly Member – Royal Nepal Academy from 2004-2006
: President – Artists’ Society of Nepal from 2006
: Vice-president – Tri-murti Niketan, Kathmandu from 2006.
: Vice-president- Nepalese Society for Children’s Literature (NESCHIL) 2009.
: Life Member – Nepalese Society for Children’s Literature from 1998.
: Vice-president – Ramesh Vikal Sahitya Pratisthan 2009.
: Member – Nepal Association of Fine Art (NAFA) 1965-72.
: Member – Artist’s Circle, Kathmandu 1979 – 1999.
: Coordinator – Artist’s Circle from 2000.
: Executive member – Artist Society of Nepal (ASON) 1987- 91 and 1999.
: Painting since 1965
: Postage Stamps Designer from 1967-2005.
: Illustrations for book of Children’s Literatures.
: Prepared artistic impression of bronze statue of the future Maitriya Buddha (152.4 Meters height) and park for the Maitriya Project, building on the holly ground of Buddha Gaya in India, After completion, it will be the highest bronze statue of Buddha in the world.
: Prepared life size structure and design of the statue of artist, historic national hero of Nepal Araniko for bronze casting which is installing in Beizing China.
: Prepared design and structure of three life size bronze statue of Kavi Shiromani Lekhnath Paudel ,Natyasamrat Balakrishna Sama and Mahakavi Laxmiprasad
Devkota (Tri-Murti) installed by Tri-Murti Niketan at Sanchar Gram, Tilaganga, Kathmandu in 2004.
: One Man Show of Painting at NAFA, Kathmandu in 1971.
: One Man Show of Painting at J. Art Gallery, Kathmandu in 1995.
: One Man Show of Painting at Hardtberg Town Hall of Bonn-Duisdorf, Germany in March, 2000.
: One Man Show of Painting “NEPAL-TAG 2000” at Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany in May, 2000.
: One Man Show of Painting “100 Images of Nepal” at Space Cell Gallery of Seoul, Korea in July 2005.
: One Man Show of Painting “Images of Seoul” at Kwang Gallery of Seoul, Korea in September 2005.
: Group Show of 5 artists “Nepal Art Group” Seoul, Korea
: Group Painting Exhibition of Artist’s Circle, Kathmandu in 1983.
(i) 401 stamps designed by 2006.
(II) Artwork for 40 Books of children’s literature.
: National Art Exhibition at NAFA, Kathmandu in 1965-1972.
: “Go to Village” Art Exhibition, Kathmandu in 1969: International Art Exhibition at NAFA, Kathmandu in 1971.
: India Triennial Art Exhibition in India in 1981.
: Asian Art Biennial, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1991.
: Asian Art Biennial, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2002.
: Asian Art Biennale Dhaka, Bangladesh 2006.
: International Art Exhibition at Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu in 1997.
: Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum at Fukuoka, Japan in 1985.
: Commissioner from Nepal to Asian Art Biennale Dhaka, Bangladesh 2006.
: Gorkha Dakshinbahu in 1989.
: Golden Jubilee Medal of Late His Majesty the King Birthday from Civic Main Committee 2052 B.S.
: Silver Jubilee Medal of Late His Majesty the King Accession in 2053 B.S.
: Silver Jubilee Medal of Late His Majesty the King Accession from the Civic Main Committee 2053 B.S.
: National Award in Art (Rastriya Pratibha Puraskar) by HMG in Kathmandu 1997.
: Medal of Birendra – Aishwarya Sewa 2058 B.S.
: Honour of Best Stamp Designer by Nepal Philatelic Society in 1981.
: Honour of Best Stamp Designer of the year 1987 for the stamp of Late H.M. King Birendra 1987 by the Austrian Government Printing Office in 1988.
: Honour of Tri-Murti Samman 2003 AD
: Honour of Janamat Kalakar Samman 2003 AD
: Honour of painting themed “Family at work” reproducing as miniature on UNICEF Official FDC for Nepalese National Flag Stamp issued by UN in 1983.
: Neschil Children Book Award for the Best illustrations of the year 1993, 1995, 1997 And 2000 for the book of “Kathakoseli – 1, ChampaMayalu Kaka”, “Suna Pankhi Chari”,
: Several districts of Nepal and India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, HongKong, South Korea, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
: Australia, South Korea, North Korea, Japan, U.K., Germany, USA, Norway,
NAFA Kathmandu and several galleries and private collectors of Nepal.