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Mahakala

Artist: Pema Gyeltshen
Medium: Acrylic on canvas (framed)
Year: 2015
Size: 22 x 32 cm (visible), 25 x 35 cm (with frame)
Number: 0017

Mahakala is actually the best-known mask, which is offered in different versions in Bhutan. With its long teeth, the piercing eyes and the skulls it spreads fear. Mahakala goes back to a divine protective being that guards you from evil. Mask dancers in Bhutan wear this type of mask in different colours and designs for different ritual dances.

The Artist

Pema Gyeltshen is self-taught. Painting has always been his passion. As a child, he discovered his love for painting and developed his talent and his own style step by step.

During his schooldays, he received several awards for his work. Recently, Pema won the first prize in an art competition in which renowned artists from Bhutan and India participated. His paintings are displayed in almost all galleries of the Bhutan’s capital and they are sold in many parts of the world.

However, Pema earns his livelihood in a company working in the graphics and film industry.

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