Collection: Suraj Sainju

Here your can browse all the exclusive and original artworks by Suraj Sainju, a Nepalese Contemporary artist based in Copenhagen. (Nepalesisk Samtidskunstner i København). See Full Profile

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About the Artist

Suraj is a contemporary artist from Nepal based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He got exposed into the contemporary art world back in 2000´s when his family started a little art shop in Kathmandu which enhanced his curiosity into art field and led him to take art education and complete Intermediate in fine arts in 2003 and continued his study up to Bacheror´s in Fine Arts 3rd year. He worked as a freelance artist and managed Everest Art gallery for a while until certain situation made him leave his art life and move to Denmark in 2011. After a decade of living and working in Denmark, he has reinvented his passion for art and the possibility of re-pursuing his career as an artist/painter.

He consider himself as an expressionist experimental artist where he likes to work with many different mediums like acrylic, oil, watercolour, charcoal and pastels on different materials like canvas, paper, wood, etc. He prefer not to confine himself to a particular medium, material or theme hence his paintings reflects wide variety of subjects; expressed and experimented in various medium and materials. However his favourite is charcoal drawings which allow hime to move and express freely and create a momentum of liveliness in his paintings. Acrylic is also his favourite medium as he says -"It is the most durable medium and dries quickly which helps me create several layers of colour, brush strokes and texture on my canvas in order to produce depth and dimension."

Artworks theme and subject

Love, nature and diversified human culture have always been biggest inspiration for Suraj´s artworks. Hence most of his artworks express and reflect upon his appreciation for “True Love” and “Himalayan Landscapes of Nepal.

”In Suraj´s word -

"Love is a journey, love is life and love is meditation. When love is true, it is pure and divine and can enlighten you. I have tried to express the importance and beauty of love through my charcoal drawings and paintings in my love themed paintings “Art for Love.”

Likewise, "Mountain landscapes and Himalayas have been one of my favourite subjects to explore and express and I try to grasp the boldness yet calm and mysterious mountain through my vivid and vibrant colours on canvas in my art series "Impression Himalayas"

Artist´s Statement

I see Art as an evolving process - a limitless, boundless and an infinite process of experimentation, investigation and creative discovery guided by ones perception, imagination and vision.

For me as an Artist, creating an artwork is an interpretation and manifestation of ones journey, ones dream and a meditation where you go deep into the inner-self and become conscious that body, mind and soul is one entity and the whole universe in within that one entity, thus "Appreciating the beauty of love, life and joyful living"

"I am an Artist" - a poetic statement

Gazing upon a blank canvas
I get lost into the abyss.
My mind initiates an expedition
wander ahead in search of a direction.

Boarding on a canvas, my little ferry
I paddle my brushes with emotions.
Rowing through the wave of colours
I sail into the sea, an endless voyage.

All of a sudden I fly with my imagination
up & high above, beyond the sky.
Exploring the mysterious universe
alas! a never-ending journey to the infinite.

Awakened from dream, back to the reality
I dig deep, deep into the self.
An excursion to the inner state
I excavate the meaning of life, joy of living and the beauty of love.

I feel the cosmic energy running through my veins
I sense all in one: body, mind and soul.
I see the infinite universe present within me
gradually I realize the Artist in me.

Colours, drawings and brushstrokes
these interpret my narrations.
My narrations are my creations
my creations are my manifestation.

I am a voyager
I am a dreamer
I am a meditator
I am a creator

I am an ARTIST.

- Suraj Prakash Sainju


- M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark (2014)
- Master in Business Studies (M.B.S), Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (2005)
- Bachelor´s in Fin Arts (3rd year), Paintings, Lalit Kala Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Nepal (2006)
- Intermediate in Fine Arts (I.F.A) Paintings, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (2003)

- Top 4 - a nationwide logo design competition, National Emblem of Nepal Government (Nishana chap), (2007)

Exhibitions, Workshops & Participations
- Participate in group painting exhibition, "Imagination of New Nepal", Kathmandu, Nepal (2007)

- Participate in ten days paintings workshop, "together@terrace" , Kathmandu, Nepal (2007)

- Participate in nationwide logo design competition, National Emblem of Nepal Government (2007)

- Group Art Exhibition, "Ten Days Atelier", Kathmandu, Nepal (2006)

- Participate in 10 days painting workshop program, Kathmandu, Nepal (2006)

- Participate in painting workshop, Kathmandu, Nepal (2003)

- Greeting Card Exhibition, France (2003)

- Participate in painting workshop, Kathmandu, Nepal (2003)

- Group Art Exhibition in Sikkim, "Birendra Art Festival" (2003)

- Participate in Special "Art Sale & Exhibition", Kathmandu, Nepal (2003)

- "A Group Exhibition of Paintings" (Executed by 1st year Fine Arts Student during 10 Days Workshop, Kathmandu, Nepal (2002)

- Participate in Postcards Workshops, Kathmandu, Nepal (2002)

- Participate in Poster Design Competition organised by UNDP, Kathmandu, Nepal (2002)

- Participate in "National Cartoon Competition", Kathmandu, Nepal (2002)

- Group Art Exhibition, "33rd National Art & Craft Exhibition", Kathmandu, Nepal (2002)

- Group Art Exhibition, 32nd National Art & Craft Exhibition", Kathmandu, Nepal (2002)

- Everest Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal

- Private Collections (Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan, U.S.A, Denmark, Finland, U.K, France, Russia, Cambodia, Nigeria, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Singapore)

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