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Prayer Wall

Artist: Asha Kama
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Year: 2016
Size: 89 x 176 cm
Number: 0003

Looking at the colour and shape of the background, it is obvious that it represents the upper part of the wall of a monastery or a chorten (stupa). Chorten are usually smaller buildings to commemorate deceased relatives. In the wall included there is an oversized prayer wheel and a monk coming from the depths, advancing the prayer wheel. Colours, shapes and perspectives start to dissolve and are no longer clearly attributable. This is a typical feature of the artist.

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.

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