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Walk to the Temple I

Artist: Asha Kama
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Year: 2016
Size: 91 x 91 cm
Number: 0008

This painting is the first of two related pictures which show the walk towards a Bhutanese temple. Here the pilgrim goes through a gate and past two Chorten. Typical of these sacred walls is the rust-red ribbon with gold-yellowish circles on whitewashed wall. Such monasteries are often located in a magnificent surrounding. The prayer flags pictured in the foreground are omnipresent in Bhutan.

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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