Share your Life and Painting Story and How do you overcome challenges:
I am Sanjay(Bantawa) Rai as a Visual Artist. I was born in 1974 at Udayapur District east of Nepal. I have been suffering from polio when I was three years old. Now I am a physically disabled (wheelchair user). I have been painted since the school level. I had drawn pictures of all my maths copy when he was a child. I had joined the Fine art College in 1992. I got a Master’s degree (MFA)in Painting in the First Division at Tribhuwan University in Nepal. I also got a Master’s Degree in Sociology on TU. I have been participated in more than 100 group art exhibitions at National and International levels from 1994 till now. I had exhibited four Solo art exhibitions. I had got some prize and an Award in the different art competitions. Like, I got the National Youth Award and Cash Prized. A Special creative Artist Award. Special artist Award and Cash Prize etc. I have been visited to different countries. I am an art teacher at Fine art College in Nepal. Now I am Assembly-member of the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts.
Your achievements (which you are proud of):
My creative art also stands on this ground of thought and feelings. I feel this very thought is the perennial source of my creativity. Thus, in the canvas of stateliness and thoughtful – configuration, I paint the new tune of creation with deep emotional feelings. Whistling the uncountable tunes of life with the layers of colors and different colorful lusters, I feel blissful forgetting my own sufferings while creating the art composition on the canvas. I achieve the figure of creation in the canvas by getting through the uncountable sides of my life using the different colors in the composition. My creations of art try to search out the innumerable realities of society by composing the reflection of my society and time. I feel like to see the honesty and devotion in the art and also feel like believing wisdom should be felt in the creation.