Address: 22 West 15th Street - 212-807-0563
Description: OPENING Reception of THE UNIVERSE WITHIN, featuring the masterful works of renowned Nepalese artist, Govinda Sah ‘Azad’ on Thursday, May 23rd, from 6-8PM. Govinda’s work encapsulates the Buddhist philosophy of inversion, an analysis of the macrocosm of the beyond in an attempt to provide an awareness of inner humanity. Through his awe-inspiring depictions of the birth of stars and interactions between clouds, Govinda urges human understanding and recognition of a cosmic energy within. He offers an impressive display of his blossoming personal style – an introspective of the human life and soul through the study and display of creative cosmic, nebulous, and celestial occurrences, with vivid colors and breathtaking contrast that he creates between darkness and light. Govinda Sah ‘Azad’ is a celebrated, young artist who studied in Nepal, Bangladesh, and London, where he is now based. The Universe Within, is his first solo exhibition in the US. In 2010, Govinda’s art was presented at the 7th conference on The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP VII) in the UK (INSAP conferences are a series of international meetings held to observe and explore the effects of the stars and sky on art, literature, myth, and other forms of cultural history). His work will be featured at the 8th INSAP conference, which will be held at the American Museum of Natural History from July 7-12.