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Presence IV

Artist: Asha Kama
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Year: 2016
Size: 99 x 139 cm
Number: 0007

This is the fourth painting by Asha Kama from the presence series. Again, the artist tries to display presence, knowledge and awareness. As in the other artworks of this series, Buddha, monks and mantras symbolise these qualities. As background, he chose a dissolving monastery wall, this time with typical Bhutanese square ornaments. All elements seem to blend into one another.

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
Walk to the Temple II

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