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Exhibitions / Highlights


Taste the Art at UITERMEER



Taste the Art at UITERMEER
Combined exhibition of arts and crafts




Time in Transition exhibition


Brinkhuis Laren

Time in Transition is an overview exhibition with items combining 10 years of experimenting with engraved drawings and texts on rusted industrial steel, photography, car- and spray-paint, charcoal, crayons, clear varnish and minimalistic design; sometimes with a touch of poetry, occasionally with some gold

Fragrances, colors, sounds and textures; shapes, food and other aspects of the world are perceived through more than one sense. Time is one of the things which is not associated with one particular sense. We notice the passing of it through the changing pattern of our thought. And by seeing materials transform we notice time through the perception of other things. This perception is the focus in the rusted art by Shiva Rimal.

Rust, prints, technique, inspiration; everything needs time. Sometimes the transition is a short process, other times it is fluid. If rust isn’t handled well it stays forever in transition, making it a beautiful material to experiment with. The production of the Iron Capture Items and Materialistic Objects was in my transition time in between business projects. Now I find myself in transit for other things. Knowing change is coming, but the invaluable experience gained with my Time in Art-Transition enables me to create new items and objects in the years to come.




Climate Oxide @ WANAKA



A selection of Climate Oxide was exhibited in the gallery of WANAKA, a new Coffee/Concept Store in the heart of Amsterdam using total sustainability throughout their whole concept. Take a look at their beautiful introduction movie and maybe you see someone familiar…



BoyzToyz & OtherStuff


The engraved works show various stages of rust and offer a variety of objects, themes and views. The coffee is delicious, the space is wonderful, what can I say more…..

BoyzToyz & OtherStuff | Rust | Steel | Photography | Engrave | Motor | Car | Truck |Wheel | Tractor | Plane | Statue | Gold | Drawings | Ludwig | Amsterdam | Shiva Rimal ….



Climate Oxide


Dutch/Canadian photographer Robert van Waarden and Dutch/Nepali artist Shiva Rimal combined their professional mediums and artistic talents to focus on the subject of climate change. The result was Climate Oxide; a project using rust, photography and industrial design to interpret the corrosion of environments.

With Climate Oxide, the artists draw upon experiences from their individual backgrounds to provide a personalized perspective of global climate issues. To create the project, they traveled together to Nepal, throughout the Netherlands and used existing images from Canada. The inaugural exhibition was held at the Kunstkerk in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in October 2012.


During the oppening ceremony in Amsterdam ten lucky attendants were invited to participate in a workshop where the technique used for the art pieces would be explained, besides an exercicse would take place.

Climate Oxide items




Route du Nord Light


The Iron Capture Series and Materialistic Line of Shiva Rimal were part of the art route “Route du Nord Light” in Rotterdam. This exhibition event was held on various locations in the middle of Rotterdam’s cozy neighborhood ‘het Oude Noorden’







Atelier2Gallery transformed Shiva Rimal’s atelier into a gallery for one day. To celebrate this day each visitor had the chance to win an artwork of Shiva Rimal. The lottery was supervised by Shiva’s good friend and graduation professor David Harry. David Harry is one of the initiators of “Het beste idee van Nederland”, a well known tv contest for design ideas and one of the biggest  innovation platforms of the Netherlands.





Abstract Travels


Could be a destination, a state of mind, a journey, or an item for traveling. Often it is a place that was later intended to be abstracted to an Iron Capture. The items of this exhibition show unknown fragments of a journey. By abstracting the essence the photographed destinations become familiar and may reveal much more than at the moment the picture was taken.

Abstract Travels Amsterdam & Weesp





Int. Whisky Festival


Annually, a large number of whiskey explorers visit Der AA-Kerk in Groningen for the North Netherlands Whisky Festival. At “The most friendly festival in the world” authors, cooks and distillers share their expertise with other festival visitors. This internationally acclaimed event provides an extensive collection of different whiskies by various distilleries. Shiva Rimal’s Iron Capture and Materialistic line were the featured art works during two edition.

Int. Whisky Festival 2010 & 2011 Groningnen




Issues & Objects


“Issues” gives a unique insight into Rimal’s feelings about his Nepali heritage and western upbringing. Engraved thoughts take you on a lyrical journey expressing emotions and personal views on adoption, pain, hope and life in general. At the same time the photography emphasizes the message by projecting an image that could have been the starting point for the text or the other way around.

“Objects” is an ongoing search to create timeless work portraying products and items that surround our daily life. Glossy photographs are balanced by raw drawings in rust, maybe to demonstrate that objects and life are perishable, or just to enjoy the combination of rust and photography….

Issues & Objects Weesp





The First Train Home (Australia)


After meeting in The Netherlands, Sean Davey and Shiva Rimal combined their artistic pursuits to produce multi-dimensional installation artworks that incorporate black and white photography with engraved thoughts on industrial steel. Alongside Davey’s fine hand printed photographs, six combined works were presented in different stages of oxidization. The rusted steel produced diverse colours, from polished dark grays to scratched, burnt oranges and browns; the latter reminiscent of a drought stricken, dusty outback landscape. The resulting works are unique and raw. This collaboration between a visual and an industrial artist, whose outlooks on life and art transcend their own chosen mediums, culminated in a thought provoking and visually intriguing exhibition in Canberra Australia.

The First Train Home 




More Than Design


Shiva Rimal presented the Iron Capture series in a contemporary exhibition in the beautiful city of Weesp. The exhibition was held on 2 locations; Men fashion store ONGERS and frame store NIES FEENSTRA.









DesignBlend it is...



Your story is told by your words…your actions…your artwork, images, movies, products…But also placement of objects, use of space and routing. The way all these elements interact with each other makes stories more, or less, intriguing, informative…or fun… Or all of the aforementioned.

Here is an introduction to the art & design by Shiva Rimal.




2019 House of Rimal


At the end of 2019 Shiva starts together with his son Dharan Rimal their YouTube channel House of Rimal. House of Rimal features Dharan Rimal; Dutch/Nepali MC and rapper and European Pencak Silat champ up to 10 years. Furthermore it is a shocase of short movie production, concept development and storytelling.











Made some books along the way about art and design, here are some other samples.




Year Recap Overview



Between 2010 and 2019 I made a recap of each year highlighting some of the projects and art I made that year. Please take a ride with me through days that were.







Iron Capture & Materialistic Line


Short movie highlighting some of my art and exhibitions.


Nepal-Dunche-Gosaikunda 4380m.





New York





Rarri for a Dream in Moscow


After Australia and the Netherlands the first international transport is to introduce the art form to people in Russia, starting with Moscow. Just realizing with a lot of experience I’m still new to this…




Dutch landscapes & places




2016 Nescafé


Nescafé coffee was launched in Switzerland in 1938. Today it is one of the world’s most popular coffee brands. Consumers around the word enjoy the quality of Nescafé coffee in many different formats.

In 2016 Shiva Rimal was Asked to design a 8 meter print wall telling the story of coffee and multiple sets of hand made counters for their machines. This project was part of the Urbain Trade logo, fleet artwork and interior design project.



Rusted Art on International Blogs


Since March 2013 Shiva Rimal’s art work was featured on, a curated online art and design blog for established and emerging artists and designers working in the visual and applied arts based in San Francisco, USA. This attention sparked new online media features of Shiva Rimal’s work on various well known websites including Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and many more online art related websites/blogs.





Arts Antiques Auctions was founded in 1971 as the first bilingual magazine for art lovers in Belgium. Since September 2007 the magazine called COLLECT Arts Antiques Auctions, and is available in a Dutch and a French version. COLLECT Arts Antiques Auctions only message on the very best of what the national and international art world has to offer.



Interview Radio Weesp


In November 2011 Radio Weesp came to the atelier of Shiva Rimal for an interview about his life and work. This interview was a special for Flower Power, a weekly program of Gerard van Deelen, John van der Pas, Fred van Amerongen and Gerard Dorenbos on the local radio station of Weesp.



Climate Oxide in Weesper Nieuws


Marieke van Veen wrote a beautiful story on Climate Oxide & Shiva Rimal in a page long interview in the Weesper Nieuws (local newspaper). This interview is in Dutch, for those interested, click image for the pdf file to read the full story (Dutch only).



2007 KPN/Gemnet years


KPN was first officially established as a postal service called the Statenpost in 1752. Nowadays KPN is the largest telecom company of the Netherlands providing fixed and mobile telephone services for privat and corporate clients.

From 2007 Shiva Rimal was asked to design, manage and realise a variety of projects for KPN/Gemnet including a flash presentation, corporate movie and a concept study of a mobile presentation unit/bus. From 2007 onwards Shiva Rimal also was chosen to design and realize the stand for their annual trade show “Government & ICT” for 6 consecutive years.



2XXFM Canberra Community Radio


2XX FM is one of Canberra’s alternative independent radio stations and one of Australia’s 3rd longest running with purpose-built studios in the heart of the city.

Sylvie Stern interviewed Sean Davey & Shiva Rimal about their combined exhibition The First Train Home



2005 - Introducing Iron Capture


Iron Capture series. In the middle of 2005 Rimal developed his Iron Capture series; Engraved thoughts and drawings on (rusted) industrial steel accompanied by contemporary photography.



PLAN Rap 4 Rights


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.

In 2004 Shiva was asked to make a short interview for PLAN with famous Dutch Rappers Raymzter, Sticks and lang Frans for their traveling exhibition Rap For Rights.



World Press Photo Inside/Outsight


Interview about the design of the World Press Photo outdoor exhibition system for World Press Photo newspaper which accompanied their outdoor exhibition Inside/Outsight  in 2004.



2003 Onwards World Press Photo


World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Founded in 1955, the organization is known for holding the most prestigious annual press photography and journalistic multimedia productions contest.

In 2003 Shiva Rimal was asked to design the first outdoor exhibitions system for World Press Photo. The system travelled to 6 cities in the Netherlands. After this project Shiva was asked to design indoor exhibition systems, promotions, exhibition layout and specials. Worth mentioning are the short movies Shiva produced for 7 consecutive years for World Press Photo for outdoor festivals in Arles (France) and the HeadOn festival in Sydney.





2002 Founding Rimal productions. Rimal productions is specialized in a combination of design disciplines with its main focus on dimensional design, cultural projects and concept development. By founding Rimal productions Shiva Rimal left the IT market, with the exception of web design.

2000 Founding Extration. Together with Maarten Duineveld, Shiva Rimal founded Extration. Extration was an internet design company, focusing on the design part of the IT market. After two years both friends parted their own way and ended Extration as a company.




1997 University. Industrial Product Design and Development at the university of The Hague (Haagse Hogeschool).


New Life. Arrival in The Netherlands…..