365, not just a number : Showcasing of Illustrations

Photokipa

ARTIST STATEMENT
“Four years back I was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. it was a mixture of mental health issues with some defining features being anxiety, depression, heightened negative thoughts and extreme mood fluctuations, self-harm tendencies, and some other issues. It was hard to share with others about it at first and to remain true to myself was a challenge.
I was hurting my loved ones along with myself so I decided to take help from professional and started taking therapy. Alongside therapy, I was asked to make a journal of my day and thought process. Around that time, I started creating an artwork per day as a method of release, journaling, and meditation. this helped me bring my focus back to creating than self-harm. This way I could process the thoughts to a more productive and expressive medium. Thus I created 365 artworks with an intention to find joy in life.

Mental health is a delicate and complicated issue that needs to be addressed and talked about within and in wider circles of our community. When one is faced with such a hurdle it is essential to share, communicate and seek help with family, friends, and professionals.

Starting from June 7 for 28 days symbolizing my age I intend to create and talk about mental health, the journey, the process, and key elements that were essential about maintaining my mental health. I will be airing it live for the time I sit down to create the artwork through Instagram, Facebook, and on the site and will be conversing, answering, sharing with the viewers.”

EXHIBITION DETAILS
Exhibition Opening: June 7 | 4 pm to 8 pm
Exhibition On till July 7
Gallery Hours: 10 am – 8 pm
Performance: June 8 – July 6 | 4 – 7 pm
Drawing workshop: June 23 – June 29
Venue: NexUs Culture Nepal, Bakhundol, Lalitpur


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