Artist Shyam Thakuri paintingI am an artist who has been working in the field of mural and painting for the past 15 years. Born in Eastern Nepal (Dharan) and having studied Engineering, I began my art career since my childhood. Eventually my passion for art and mural design took me to Qatar and Dubai for six years, where I worked as an art tutor and continued experimenting with my mural art. Then I worked with several international interior designers, took private classes and worked in the field of art and interior, which are related with each other making the final product always appreciated by the clients. The artistic style I have developed expresses Surrealism influenced with Leonardo da Vinci and Dali. I have been working as a Mural Artist & Interior Designer and always trying to do something new with every work I do. I worked for Dubai’s biggest Sheikh’s houses and villas; even the palace of the Royal family so I believe my work is of International standard and therefore capable of creating magic. Having this belief, coming back to Nepal registering this company [SAM MURAL ART AND DÉCOR], I am continuing MURAL & INTERIOR work.

About Mural

A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface.A particularly distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture.Murals of sorts date to Upper Paleolithic times such as the paintings in the Chauvet Cave in Ardèche department of southern France (around 30,000 BC).Many ancient murals have survived in Egyptian tombs (around 3150 BC), the Minoan palaces (Middle period III of the Neopalatial period, 1700-1600 BC) and in Pompeii (around 100 BC – AD 79).In modern times, the term became more well-known with the Mexican “muralista” art movement (Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros,or José Orozco).

There are many different styles and techniques. The best-known is probably fresco, which uses water-soluble paints with a damp lime wash, a rapid use of the resulting mixture over a large surface, and often in parts (but with a sense of the whole). The colors lighten as they dry. The marouflage method has also been used for millennia. Murals today are painted in a variety of ways, using oil or water-based media. The styles can vary from abstract to trompe-l’œil (a French term for “fool” or “trick the eye”). Initiated by the works of mural artists like Graham Rust or Rainer Maria Latzke in the 1980s, trompe-l’oeil painting has experienced a renaissance in private and public buildings in Europe.

Today, the beauty of a wall cmural has become much more widely available with a technique whereby a painting or photographic image is transferred to poster paper or canvas which is then pasted to a wall surface (see wallpaper, Frescography) to give the effect of either a hand-painted mural or realistic scene.