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Sitting Monks

Artist: Sukbir Bishwa
Medium: Pastel colours on Bhutanese paper (framed)
Year: 2014
Size: 38 x 73 cm (visible), 42 x 77 cm (with frame)
Number: 0035

In this painting, the artist shows a group of six monks – some sitting, others standing. The typical drapery of their robes makes his work very vivid. As a mean for his artwork Sukbir chose again the rough, slightly creamy paper that is manufactured in Bhutan. It gives his work its typical warm appearance. As you see, it is already a bit yellowed.

The Artist

The Bishwas are a family of artists. Sukbir is well known in Bhutan. He is one of the very first contemporary painters.

Many years ago, he gave up a secure job in the administration and became an artist. He himself says that he is art addicted and would prefer to paint from dawn to dusk. But his gallery, one of the first in Bhutan, also requires his presence.

He also introduced his son, Salil Bishwa, to modern art and taught him how to paint. In order to avoid confusion, Sukbir signs his paintings with S. Bishwa I.


Other Works of Art by Sukbir Bishwa

Walking Monks
Monks with Chorten
Monk with Prayer Flags
Chorten with Prayer Flags

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