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Presence II

Artist: Asha Kama
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Year: 2016
Size: 118 x 96 cm
Number: 0006

This painting is the second one of the “Presence” series. It displays presence, knowledge and awareness. As a symbol for these qualities stands Buddha, captured in blue. The artist added also the construction lines which students of traditional painting use to paint Buddha. On the left side, a dragon is depicted as a symbol of Bhutan, the land of the thunder dragon again. In the foreground a mantra in gold letters can be seen.

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 IV
Walk to the Temple II

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