Published : ‘Laxman Shreshtha : 1999 - 2003’ solo exhibition catalogue at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2003, pg. 4.
Provenance : Property of a lady based in Mumbai. Artwork was acquired by the present owner directly from the artist.
Height of the figure - 6ft
Laxman Shreshtha was born in Nepal in 1939. He received his training in art at the Sir J.J. School of Art, Ecole National Superieure des Beaux Arts, Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Atelier 17 of Williain Hayter, Paris and Central School of Art, U.S., 1979; Gallery Surya Rettberg, Freinsheim, Germany, 1980; Gallery Maisons des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1966; Salle de La Presse, French Foreign Ministry, Paris, 1966; First Triennale ofWorld Art, New Delhi, 1968; Baltimore and San Francisco, Nairobi, 1987. He has participated in Maisons des Beaux- Arts, Paris, 1966; Salle de la Press, French Foreign Ministry, Paris, 1966; First Triennale of World Art, New Delhi, 1968; Baltimore and San Francisco, U.S., 1971 and Gallery Friencrich, Cologne, 1986. Among his group shows are'Wounds'CIN4A Gallery, Calcutta and New Delhi, 1993; 'Trends and Images' CIMA, Calcutta, 1993; 'Reflections and Images' Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1993 and 'Parallel Perceptions' Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, Bangalore and Madras, 1993.
Shreshtha abstract works are both sensuous and meditative in their shifts and balances of colour. Sometimes echoing the mountain peaks of his native Kathmandu, the pristine white light of rarefied heights sears through the dense opacity of colour creating dazzlingeffects.