Indra Pradhan( 1944 - 1995A.D.)
The late Indra Pradhan was born in 1944 A.D in Ilaam, Nepal and passed away in 1995 A.D. Pradhan attended the Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai, India in 1964 A.D. completing his Diploma of Arts in 1970 A.D. After his diploma he completed a short mural painting course. His first solo exhibition was in his hometown of Ilaam in 1969 A.D. He was prominent member of the Modern Art group SKIB, along with Sashi Bikram Shah, Krishna Manandhar, and Batsa Gopal Vaidya,
Early in Indra Pradhan’s career,he experimented with a variety of different styles, including :plain air landscapes, Realism and Abstract Expressionism: with his main stylistic focus being on abstraction. Pradhan creates harsh allegorical juxtapositions,by depicting both figurative and non-figurative styles on the one canvas; giving his work a powerful emotive quality . His work deals with the complex themes of ritual and cultural values and explores the ineffable concepts of love, mystery, and divinity.