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Five Elements Buddha

Artist: Salil Bishwa
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Year: 2015
Size: 120 x 91 cm
Number: 0026

Several of Salil Bishwa’s paintings remind the viewer slightly of Jackson Pollock, who achieved an international reputation with the drip painting technique. However, Salil mixed this technique with typical Buddhist elements. The work is divided into five areas of colour – blue for sky, white for clouds, red for fire, green for water and yellow for earth. This colour arrangement is also found in prayer flags. Buddha, indicated only in outline, is above all.

The Artist

Salil Bishwa is a young artist to whom painting was placed in the cradle. He learned how to paint from his father, Sukbir Bishwa, who emerged as one of the first contemporary artists.

So that there is no confusion with their names, Salil signs his paintings with S. Bishwa II. Meanwhile he has developed his own style and received the second prize at an international art competition. In the capital Thimphu he runs his own gallery, where he exhibits also paintings from other artists.

Salil is versatile and well skilled. Besides painting he plays guitar in a rock band in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.


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