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Youdhi Maharjan Works

Youdhi Maharjan, Servants of the Map, 2017, Acrylic and cutout text collage on reclaimed bookpages, 10 1/2" x 17"

Curriculum Vitae

Youdhi Maharjan is a New Hampshire based collage artist. ​

I am interested in the idea of Sisyphean eternity, monotonous repetition of the same labor over and over again, with no hope or expectation for an end. In the process, I experience different kind of eternity, the sweet kind, that lasts for few material moments, but feels like forever, where the time stops, and with it, stops all my questions and worries, where I am free from my existential burden and get a little closer to myself.

- Youdhi Maharjan

Maharjan’s installations and and prints are made from repurposed texts, which he strips of their legible content. In interviews, Maharjan has cited writings by Beckett (Waiting for Godot) and Camus (The Myth of Sisyphus) as his artistic inspiration, as well as the Buddhist Thangka (painting on cotton textile). His rich personal history is also ingrained his work -- Maharjan was educated at a military academy in his native Nepal, originally looking to become a doctor before turning to the arts. He uses the rigid, mathematical repetition learned from childhood as a source of meditation when creating his pieces.

Youdhi Maharjan

Two Rivers Youdhi Maharjan, Two Rivers, 2017, Reclaimed text cutout collage, 50" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/2

Archives of the Universe Youdhi Maharjan, Archives of the Universe, 2017, Graphite, acrylic, and cutout text collage on reclaimed bookpages, 8" x 9"

Restless Waters Youdhi Maharjan, Restless Waters, 2017, Acrylic and cutout reclaimed text, 9" x 9"

Tender is the Night Youdhi Maharjan, Tender is the Night, 2017, Reclaimed text cutout collage, 8 1/2" x 5"

Inside My Heart Youdhi Maharjan, Inside My Heart, reclaimed cutout text collage, 9" x 6" Placed in a private collection

A Thread of Truth Youdhi Maharjan, A Thread of Truth, Ink and Acrylic on reclaimed bookpages, 13 3/4" x 8 1/4" Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA