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The Man Behind The Work
Chirag Bangdel
Born in 1971, Chirag Bangdel is a writer, painter and a poet. He is the author of "But to Dream" (published 1997) and "After Midnight" (published 2000). Chirag has contributed for a wide variety of magazines, papers and journals. He loves writing humor, healthy sarcasm and critical essays.

Chirag Bangdel grew a love for literature and art while in school in Darjeeling, India. His first few drawings and paintings were produced then. Growing up with the highly acclaimed artist Lain S. Bangdel as his granduncle also influenced him immensely. Right after school Chirag began his painting lessons with his granduncle. Chirag still spends a lot of his time with his granduncle learning and talking about art.

After more than a decade of serious painting, Chirag has produced a series of figurative paintings, almost all of them women. His paintings always manage to carry an oriental essence either in colours or forms. His recent works have a sense of minimalism with large areas covered with one flat colour. In his new figurative series, Chirag uses flamboyant colours but still manages to control his palette.

Chirag also loves experimenting with abstract expressionism, most of his works being landscapes and compositions. His abstract works involve a variety of texture and media.
Chirag Bangdel has had four solo exhibits so far -
"Figures in Hues" (1999, Hotel De L'Annapurna, Kathmandu),
"Figures and Compositions" (2000,Radisson Hotel, Kathmandu),
"Exhibition of Recent Works" (2001, Shahanshah Hotel, Kathmandu)
"Abstracts and Figures" (2001,Radisson Hotel, Kathmandu).

Chirag has enjoyed reviews over almost all the major papers in the country, the radio and the television.

Art collectors in the country and abroad, including Canada, Russia, India, Japan, Holland and the Caribbean Islands have acquired Chirag's works.

Chirag also produces and anchors radio and television shows.