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Water Druk

Artist: Asha Kama
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Year: 2016
Size: 176 x 89 cm
Number: 0010

The impressive and powerful painted dragon is a very important creature in the mythology of Bhutan. In Dzongkha, the local language, it is called druk. Therefore, Bhutan is known as Druk Yul, land of the thunder dragon. In this painting the golden letters don’t show a mantra but the word druk in the national language. The blue colour is used to symbolise the medium of water.

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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