Intentionalism and the Arts

                             Govinda Prasad Sah's biography

Govinda's recent art practice is about combining consciousness with body, space, and time, in a meditative sense. He tries to put himself in a position where he is fully aware of what he is doing.

Govinda concentrates on his art practice on creating conditions where he can fully engage in every part of work, even to the smallest detail, such as breathing.  These conditions allows him to be conscious and understand every movement of his  thought, body, in time and space.

 "For me, from the first act of making the wooden bars for a canvas, to making the three dimensional depth in the centre of the canvas, to cutting and pasting strips of newspaper, to the tiny three dimensional bubbles and cracks in the paint, through all this technical practise I am able to engage with the process and through this I am able to achieve the correct consciousness. During the process of making I think of something I left behind, and then of going toward the future. However my consciousness of my body, of space and time, never allow me to fully leave my present position." Govinda 2011







  Selected Exhibitions

Solo Art Exhibition:

  • 28th Solo Show “Transcriptions” October Gallery, London, 26 Feb to 26 March 2011
  • 27th solo show “No Edge No Centre” Mix Media Painting, 28 Sep to 17 Oct. 2010, The Muse Gallery, London, UK.


  • 26th solo 12 to 27 Sep2010 Solo: in Graham Clarke Gallery Maidstone, UK, 12 sep to 27 sep 2010


  • 25th “Pighalta Satya” Global Gallery Café, Reading International Solidarity Centre, (RISC), Reading, UK. 5 to 30 July 2010.


  • 24th solo show “Unfold Invention” : Siddhartha Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal, 8 to 30 Nov. 2009


  • 23rd solo art exhibition “Meditating the Abstract” : Asia House, London, 15 July to 30 Sep. 2009


  • 22nd Solo art exhibition “Pillars of Hope” Ashaka Khambaharu: The Siddhartha Art Gallery, June 2006, Kathmandu, Nepal 


  • 21st Solo art exhibition “Colours of Peace” at Singha Art Gallery, Patan Industrial Area, Kathmandu, Nepal


  • 20th Solo art exhibition Peace through Painting‘: Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, National Art Gallery. Inaugurated by His Excellency, Mr. Bhagirath Basnet, also by WHO Representative and Chief of Mission to Bangladesh Mrs. Suniti Acharya. 2004.


  • 19th Solo art exhibition, Art & Music for Peace‘: Hosted by Lions Clubs international and Leo Club of Kathmandu, Bagmati at the Verge Inn Club, Soaltee Mode, Nepal, January 2004.


  • 18th solo art exhibition ‘Painting for Peace’ 2003: Presented by the British Council, Nepal. Inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Princess Prerana Laxmi Devi Singh, H M Ambassador Mr. Keith Bloomfield, the Director British Council, Nepal Mrs. Barbara Hewitt.


  • 17th solo exhibition “Solidarity of Youth for Peace and Development” . Paintings of peace at the International Leo Youth Camp in Biratnagar, Nepal, inaugurated by House of Representatives member,  Mrs. Chitralekha Yadav. (August 2003)


  • 16th solo art exhibition, “Important figures of Saptari District”,  Mahendra Club of Rajbiraj, Saptari, Nepal.  Inaugurated by Dr. Shashank Koirala in Saptari. More than ten thousand people attended this exhibition.  All 26 paintings donated to the Rajbiraj Municipality.  (January 2003)


  • 15th solo art exhibition, entitled “The 21st Century is the Century of Art and Peace”, Nehru Center in Mumbai, India.  Inaugurated by Mr. Dayaneshwor Natkarni.  Exhibition supported by The Indian Council for Cultural Relations.  (August 2002)


  • 14th solo art exhibition, entitled “Color of Nature,” , Nepal Art Council, organized, sponsored and inaugurated by E. Hussein, Ambassador of Egypt.  (2001)


  • 13th solo art exhibition, hold Nationwide Art Campaign for peace (feb.28- May 19, 2000) Bhojan Griha, Kathmandu.  Exhibition of paintings from solo cycle tour Nepal. Travels under the slogan “21st century is the Century of Art and Peace”. Inaugurated by Dr. Keshar Jung Raymajhi, Honorable President of Royal Council. (2001)


  • 12th solo paintings exhibition: held at the International school hall in Mahendranagar and organized by Reiyukai Nepal in Mahendranagar. (2000)


  • 11th solo paintings exhibition:  held in Reiyukai hall, Nepalgunj, Nepal; organized by Reiyukai Nepal, Nepalgunj. (2000)


  • 10th solo paintings exhibition: Narayani Kala Mandir, Narayanghat, Nepal; organized by Rhythm Art Gallery. (2000)


  • 9th solo paintings exhibition: Bhutandevi School Hetauda; Nepal organized by Hetauda Lady Jaycees. (2000)


  • 8th solo paintings exhibition: Birgunj Reiyukai Bhawan; organized by Reiyukai Nepal, Birgunj Nepal. (2000)


  • 7th solo paintings exhibition: Janakpur Jaycees hall – organized by Janakpur Jaycees, Nepal. (2000)


  • 6th solo paintings exhibition: Rajbiraj Udhyog Banijya Sangha, Nepal; organized by Rajbiraj Jaycees. (2000)


  • 5th solo paintings exhibition: held in Dharan and organized by Reiyukai Nepal. (2000)


  • 4th solo paintings exhibition: held in Sungabha Club, Ilam, Nepal and organized by Sungabha Club. (2000)


  • 3rd solo paintings exhibition: Displayed paintings of Nepali culture in Austria, Vienna; organized by Explore Nepal.  (2000)


  • 2nd solo exhibition: held in Germany to exhibit Nepali cultural paintings; organized by Explore Nepal.  (2000)


  • 1st solo art exhibition: held in Bhojan Griha, Dillibazar, KTM, Nepal. Jointly inaugurated by artists Shashi Bikram Shah and Kalidash Shrestha (1999)