Acrylic on wooden panels, acrylic on door panel, acrylic on window panel, lintel panel, acrylic on burnt wooden panel, acrylic on stone, acrylic on foor tile, acrylic on wooden beam, acrylic on wooden pillar, acrylic on roof tile (pwola appa), and singlechannel video 2’19”

Courtesy of the artist, Kumudini Gurung Shrestha, Sanjeev Maharjan, Riva Thapa, Rahul kumar, Pranab Man Singh, Nayantara Gurung Kakshyapati, Nischal Oli and Archana Tamang

In the process of creating this deeply personal body of work, Hitesh Vaidya repeatedly visited the site of his ancestral home that was destroyed during the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015. Through meticulous paintings on salvaged debris, artifacts, and memories, he navigates the trauma of being uprooted and reexamines his relationship to a fractured past.

Revisiting, repurposing, and archiving each object, he narrates a fragile, intergenerational history of quotidian rituals. In his video Recollecting Memories, he outlines a haunting evocation of his family’s house in the void of what remains. With care, he attempts to revive a broken space and rhythm that structured his life. For him, this practice itself was a medium to heal and cope with the trauma of loss and impermanence following the earthquakes.

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