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On the Move, Photography Exhibition

On the Move, Photography Exhibition

| On 04, Aug 2019

‘On The Move’ is a group photography exhibition by three artists, two from Nepal and one from France, Kaushal Sapkota, Mathilde Castaignede and Nabin Baral. Their common point of their works are the connection between the travel and the feelings they lived during it. They propose to discover their experiences, their passion and their emotions around different countries with their own personal visions.

‘On The Move’ brings the experience of nomadic lifestyle of three participating artists in different regions of their journey. This exhibition means the freedom of movement, to be something in motion and to be able to explore and learn in time and space. The result of this visual exposition is indicative of their personal history and an intimate introspective.

This photography exhibition is an invitation to the route of their travel. It stimulates the imaginary stories and offers an articulation around their own photographic languages. The subject of their work explores the most basic and profound themes in life; memory, society, religion, and inevitable way that nature asserts such a power over lives. The unity of this large body composing with thirty images is based on the recall of places, peoples’ lifestyle and culture. It is an articulation of a critical questioning about what they are given to see.

Saroj Mahato: Curator / Director

The exhibition will continue until next 12th August 2019. The gallery opening time is 10am – 7pm. Artists will be available to chat 4pm – 7pm everyday. 


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    Kaushal Sapkota NEPAL

    Moving Parallels
    “Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran (The Prophet)

    The photographs have been inspired by the idea of parallel lines – how in life there are objects that when juxtaposed make a picture-perfect image – and yet the object in the image never touch – just like parallel lines that long alongside each other infinitely.

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    Sapkota is an avid traveler and a photographer by passion. With his exhibition series – Yatri; Kaushal raises funds for different philanthropic initiatives, including Nyano Sansar’s post-earthquake winter drive and Make Me See’s initiative of funding cataract surgeries at Sagarmatha Chaudhary Eye Hospital in Lahan.

    Mathilde Castaignede FRANCE

    Mathilde Castaignede invites you to immerse in her intimate life. This is a perfect alternative to have fictitious summer getaway and traveling between Europe to Asia passing by Australia. Her work explores the limits of real and imaginary representations. After the completion of her BA in Design (2017), she did a gap year- nomadic life experience about a year and half. She didn’t stay more than 3 months in the same place rather between a van and a friend’s home, she captured many pictures and memories during the course of her nomadic experience. Whilst developing her work she explores and develops her mind with poetry, philosophy and psychoanalysis.

    The impact of her images leads to question their composition and the area of visual communication. They offer a new way of perceiving the link between travel photography and graphic design’s researches. The tension between light and shadow helps to structure the images, suggest rather than describe their subjects and produce a geometric compositions. She plays with contrast and saturation or artificial light in order to give surrealistic and mysterious forms. For Mathilde, abstraction is a universal language. She used it throughout her works, revealing it not only in architectural forms but also in scenes from everyday life. Geometry could render even the most insignificant street detail abstract, giving it a painterly quality, infusing it with beauty and taking over our imagination.

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    Mathilde is currently in the first year of her Master’s degree in ‘Direction des établissements culturels’ (course in management of artistic and cultural projects; offered by Université Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris). Mathilde has practiced film photography since 2015 in parallel with her studies. After her BA in Design, she decided to move and live in Berlin (Germany). There, she experimented video and photography with a Praktica PLF Auto Focus 35mm. During this gap year, she spent lots of time on the road and travelled around Europe in Pays Basques (south of France), Spain and Germany. She transforms a muscular architecture or a ‘concrete landscape’ like a pattern composing of lines, parallel lines, curves, lights or shadows.

    Nabin Baral NEPAL

    “These images are from my heart and my mind, on the move of my life”
    Nabin Baral

    Since 2007, when Nabin bought his first camera and began a professional photography career by travelling, he had the opportunity to travel in six Asian countries but mostly in around Nepal to photograph a lives, moments or nature and landscapes.

    ‘On The Move’ shows the period of tens years with a selection of 10 works. It was very complex to choose only 10 photographs amongst thousands of images. The selected images could represent all the emotions, sensations, memories he lived during 10 years of journey. It was an unique experience and connection with vary different images, stories and the it’s impact and relevance of the memories.

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    He worked at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) as a Consultant Photographer and Photo Editor from 2009 to 2013. He received Gender Champion Award in 2013 in ICIMOD. His works are most focusing about the environment, mountains people, and social issues. In 2016, His photo work ‘Victim of Superstition’ was awarded first prize in photo story category in the photo Nepal’s biggest photo contest organized by Photojournalist’s Club Nepal.



  • https://kathmandupost.com/art-culture/2019/08/05/our-photographs-show-what-it-s-like-to-lead-a-nomadic-life 

    “On the move” photo exhibit at Bikalpa Art Center