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Artist: Asha Kama
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Year: 2016
Size: 119 x 120 cm
Number: 0005

This painting is the first one of the series “Presence”. Similar to the others, it displays presence, knowledge and awareness. Mantras, which arise from Buddha himself and bring salvation to people, are taken by a prayer wheel. In this painting the artist has integrated red construction lines that are used in traditional painting.

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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