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Artist: Asha Kama
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Year: 2016
Size: 91 x 121 cm
Number: 0002

In the centre of this painting, which is decorated in red and gold, two delicate-looking hands offer a bowl. This act symbolizes the willingness to share, to make a sacrifice. Red is the colour of the monk’s robes and gold indicates Buddha. To share what you have, especially with the monks, is a matter of course in Bhutan and in general in the Buddhist world. It improves your karma.

The Artist

Asha Kama

Asha Kama, also known as Kama Wangdi, is the contemporary painter par-excellence in Bhutan. He is the artist who made modern painting known and popular in his country.

His style influenced and still shapes the next generation of contemporary artists in Bhutan. His works adorn halls of hotels and public buildings. He participated in a number of exhibitions in various countries around the world. Rightly Asha Kama has received many awards.

In 1998 he founded the association VAST (Voluntary Artists’ Studio Thimphu) together with two colleagues, where young people can get inspired with modern painting. For this outstanding commitment, Asha Kama was awarded the gold medal in 2010 by the Vth King of Bhutan.


Other Works of Art by Asha Kama

Home Bound
Presence II
Presence IV
Walk to the Temple II

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