Renowned artist Jai Krishna Agrawal’s printing shows how close Nepal and India are in terms of culture, arts and values. Master print maker Jai Krishna in his Jantar Mantar series demonstrated his own skills in print making.
Inaugurated by Indian ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad at Artist Proof Galary in New Orelans Café in Pulchowk, Solo Show of Prints of India’s renowned artist Jai Krishna Agrawal represents his rich innovation skills.
Supported by B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation, this exhibition was the first of its kind organised in Kathmandu. “Professor Agrawal is one of India’s master print makers. The print works from the Jantar Manter series that feature in the exhibition demonstrates his aesthetic sensibilities and consummate skills. A visual feast awaits the viewers, especially in the delineation of forms and the treatment of spaces and angles within the print frames,” said ambassador Prasad.
“Jai Krishnaji was my guru and his print work is superb. Nepalese artists can learn a lot from him,” said artist Ragini Upadhyay Grela. Artist Jai Krishna Agrawal emerged as a printmaker at a time when printmaking was a guarded secret amongst a few in India in those days, a print was primarily judge for its technical excellence which compelled the artists to maintain secrecy about their technique.