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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

All These Things, Scrapped Reclaimed Text, 20.3 cm x 12.7 cm, 2016

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

An Experience in Cosmic Consciousness, Acrylic and Hand-cut text collage on deacidified book-pages, 38.7 cm x 23.5 cm, 2019

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Beyond Stories (2 pages), Crocheted strips of reclaimed book pages,  29 cm x 39 cm x 5 cm, 2020

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Center of Everything, Hand-cut text collage on reclaimed, deacidified book-pages, 23 cm x 27 cm, 2020

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Everything Nothing, Hand-cut text collage on reclaimed book pages, 35 cm x 21.5 cm x 5cm, 2020

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

From Small Beginnings, Hand-cut text collage on deacidified book-pages, 19.6 cm x 24.7 cm, 2019

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Grandmas Tale, Hand-woven strips of reclaimed book-pages, 20 cm  x 23 cm x 2.5 cm, 2020

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Into Tibet, Reclaimed text cutout collage, 21.6 cm x 34.3 cm, 2018

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Life after Life, Hand-cut text collage on reclaimed deacidified book-pages (set of 12), 21 cm x 14 cm each, 2020 

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Lonely planet, Shredded text on deacidified reclaimed book pages, 23.5 cm x 15 cm, 2018 

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Love Defined, Acrylic and ink on reclaimed book page, 21 cm x 14 cm, 2016

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Love Song, Scrapped deacidified, reclaimed bookpage, 24 cm x 20.5 cm, 2019 

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Salt Dancers, Handcut text collage on deacidified reclaimed bookpages,  20.3 cm x 22.9 cm,  2019 

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

The Buddha at War, Incense burns on reclaimed text, 21.6 cm x 50.8 cm, 2017

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue, Acrylic on deacidified book-pages, 36.5 cm x 32.3 cm, 2019

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

The Language of Love, Acrylic on reclaimed deacified bookpages, 41.9 cm x 39.3 cm, 2018

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

The Nun’s Tale, Deacidified book-pages, shredded and handwoven, 19 cm X 21.6 cm, 2019

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

The World of the Buddha, Acrylic and hand-cut deacidified book-pages, 16.5 cm x 40.6 cm, 2019 

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Theory of Nothing, Hand-cut text collage on deacidified book-pages  22 cm x 20.3, 2019

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Turtle moon, Handcut text collage on deacidified reclaimed book pages, 19.5 cm x 21.5 cm 2018

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Wheel of Life, Acrylic and hand-cut text collage on reclaimed, deacidified book-pages, 30 cm x 26.5 cm, 2020

Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Without a Map, Acrylic on hand-cut reclaimed book pages, 21.5 cm x 24 cm, 2020

Youdhisthir Maharjan’s artworks are associated with language, which combines materials and reclaimed text in a laboriously repetitive and autopoietic process to create new meanings. Inspired by Beckett’s two-act play Waiting for Godot, that neither had a certain beginning or a defined end, Youdhi (as he is lovingly called) questioned the cyclical narrative of the play with no conclusion. Based on his Buddhist and Hindu sensibilities, he equated the futile repetition of the act to that of endless cycles of rebirth and incarnation, a journey that has no beginning nor an end. It was this futility that became the backbone of his artistic process and found voice through acts of cutting, erasing, painting, burning and weaving.

His interests in language can be traced back to his undergraduate degree in creative and experimental writing, making him scavenge for books from numerous thrift stores; at times for reading but mostly for subconscious doodling. These texts made their way onto his printing press where the repetitions of the print made the language lose its value and meaning- merely becoming abstract forms- breaking the boundaries and limitation of language to become universally accepted. 

Youdhi began his journey in the arts with a B.A. in Creative Writing & Art History from the New England College, New Hampshire (USA) and went on to pursue his M.F.A. at the University of Idaho in 2012. He has since exhibited extensively in India, Nepal, the United States and the UK. Some of his solo shows of note include ‘Toils of Delight’ at the Frank Museum of Art, Ohio, 2019, ‘A Thread of Truth’ at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2019;  ‘An Unquiet Mind’, at Tarq, Mumbai, 2018; ‘Nothing Repeated’ at Prichard Gallery, Idaho (2012); ‘The Art of Not Making’ at the New England College Gallery, New Hampshire (2012) and ‘Nite Light’ at Indigo Gallery, Nepal (2004).

He has also participated ‘The Power of Intention: Reinventing the (Prayer) Wheel’ at The Rubin, New York, 2019; India Art Fair, 2016-2020;  Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, 2018; ‘Himalayan Contemporary’ at Desai/Matta Gallery, San Francisco, 2017; ‘Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting’ at Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, 2017; ‘In Letter and Spirit’ at TARQ, Mumbai 2016; the Kathmandu Triennale, 2017, ‘Reading Room’, Saffron Art, New York, 2016,; ‘Reading Room: Leaves, Threads, and Traces’, Winchester Gallery, UK, 2016) and Emerging Talent, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia (2016).
 

Youdhisthir Maharjan


Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

All These Things, Scrapped Reclaimed Text, 20.3 cm x 12.7 cm, 2016

Youdhisthir Maharjan

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

An Experience in Cosmic Consciousness, Acrylic and Hand-cut text collage on deacidified book-pages, 38.7 cm x 23.5 cm, 2019

Youdhisthir Maharjan

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Beyond Stories (2 pages), Crocheted strips of reclaimed book pages,  29 cm x 39 cm x 5 cm, 2020

Youdhisthir Maharjan

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Center of Everything, Hand-cut text collage on reclaimed, deacidified book-pages, 23 cm x 27 cm, 2020

Youdhisthir Maharjan

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Everything Nothing, Hand-cut text collage on reclaimed book pages, 35 cm x 21.5 cm x 5cm, 2020

Youdhisthir Maharjan

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

From Small Beginnings, Hand-cut text collage on deacidified book-pages, 19.6 cm x 24.7 cm, 2019

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Grandmas Tale, Hand-woven strips of reclaimed book-pages, 20 cm  x 23 cm x 2.5 cm, 2020

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Into Tibet, Reclaimed text cutout collage, 21.6 cm x 34.3 cm, 2018

Youdhisthir Maharjan

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Life after Life, Hand-cut text collage on reclaimed deacidified book-pages (set of 12), 21 cm x 14 cm each, 2020 

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Lonely planet, Shredded text on deacidified reclaimed book pages, 23.5 cm x 15 cm, 2018 

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Love Defined, Acrylic and ink on reclaimed book page, 21 cm x 14 cm, 2016

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Love Song, Scrapped deacidified, reclaimed bookpage, 24 cm x 20.5 cm, 2019 

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Salt Dancers, Handcut text collage on deacidified reclaimed bookpages,  20.3 cm x 22.9 cm,  2019 

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

The Buddha at War, Incense burns on reclaimed text, 21.6 cm x 50.8 cm, 2017

Youdhisthir Maharjan

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue, Acrylic on deacidified book-pages, 36.5 cm x 32.3 cm, 2019

Youdhisthir Maharjan

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

The Language of Love, Acrylic on reclaimed deacified bookpages, 41.9 cm x 39.3 cm, 2018

Youdhisthir Maharjan

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

The Nun’s Tale, Deacidified book-pages, shredded and handwoven, 19 cm X 21.6 cm, 2019

Youdhisthir Maharjan

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

The World of the Buddha, Acrylic and hand-cut deacidified book-pages, 16.5 cm x 40.6 cm, 2019 

Youdhisthir Maharjan

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Theory of Nothing, Hand-cut text collage on deacidified book-pages  22 cm x 20.3, 2019

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Turtle moon, Handcut text collage on deacidified reclaimed book pages, 19.5 cm x 21.5 cm 2018

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Wheel of Life, Acrylic and hand-cut text collage on reclaimed, deacidified book-pages, 30 cm x 26.5 cm, 2020

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Youdhisthir Maharjan reclaimed  book pages

Without a Map, Acrylic on hand-cut reclaimed book pages, 21.5 cm x 24 cm, 2020

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