Dhwoj Gurung

Painting by Dhwoj Gurung

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Painting by Dhwoj Gurung

Dhwoj Gurung is an outdoor painter based in Nepal. He works mainly with acrylics and oils. He earned his MFA at Tribhuwan University, Central Department of Fine Art Kirtipur Nepal.

Painting by Dhwoj Gurung
Painting by Dhwoj Gurung

Gurung has had solo shows of his plein air paintings at the Ramsey Galley, University of North Carolina, USA and Park Gallery, Kathmandu, one of Nepal’s premier contemporary art galleries. He has participated in many group shows in his own country and in 2015 was invited to participate in Bhutan’s first International Festival.

Painting by Dhwoj Gurung
Painting by Dhwoj Gurung

In 2013 he won the RN Joshi Prize for his excellent work executed during the Return To Nature Program (Plein air festival) organized by Park Gallery.

Painting by Dhwoj Gurung
Painting by Dhwoj Gurung

His work has been twice featured in Outdoor Painter magazine and several major publications in Nepal. His paintings are being enjoyed in many private collections within Nepal and abroad. Gurung himself lives simply and works diligently.

 

” Gurung may not be a ‘veteran’, but the sheer volume, quality, and the nuance of visual thoughtfulness in his work belie his fresh entry. Efficient brushwork puts a no-nonsense sensibility in his work, but he defies the norms of conventional art and gives you a dose of visual drama. Every square inch speaks volumes about his enthusiasm.” ─ Nepali Times – January 2015

Painting by Dhwoj Gurung
Painting by Dhwoj Gurung

“Nepal was hit hard by an earthquake in April 2015, and an artist named Gurung Dhwoj has been at the center of the relief efforts. Along the way, he has scratched out some time to paint and sketch. Recently, his drawings have more urgency to them, as he realized that many wood carvings on buildings—a key element in the local culture—were not being restored or preserved amidst the great changes.” ─ Outdoor Painter Magazine- January 2016

“Balancing his freestyle approach and academic painting with his thoughtful compositions, Gurung creates visual drama that sings with the harmony of its colour and form. And, to add to it the earnest quality in the execution of his work adds a personal narrative to his images.” ─ Kathmandu Post – January 2015

“Artists participating in the Plein air Painters group on Facebook have been enjoying the updates coming in from outdoor painters from all over the word, from Holland to the Himalayas. One recently stood out — a participant from the place with the tallest mountains on earth reports that painting in Nepal and neighboring countries is downright magical.” ─ Outdoor Painter Magazine – October 2013

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