Atsaras

Art Description

This Atsara Art installation has been conceptualised by Kunzang Wangmo, the Atsaras were created by Mr. Ugyen Dorji for the Film “ The Red Phallus”. The Director/ Producer Tashi Gyeltshen of the film donated these Atsaras which is now displayed as an art installation. 

Atsara Gom ( The Chief Clown) of Paro Tshechu was personally carved by the 57th Desi Chogley Truelku Yeshey Nidup (1851- 1917) in the form of a peaceful figure of the host/local deity, Hungrel Gonpo at Jawog Ney. The purpose of the creation of Hungrel Gonpo’s peaceful figure is to make an attempt, through peaceful and funny means, to gather and overcome the obstructing and bad influencing spirits. Therefore, the Atsara Gom of Paro is believed to be an alteration of the local deity and people have a deep devotion towards it.

Artwork Specification
Title: Atsara
Year: 2021
Dimension: 51X46 cm (per piece)
Medium: Installation
Price: Not For Sale

About the Artist

I have been with the VAST Bhutan family since 2004. I studied and completed  BA in graphic designing at BeaconHouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan through a scholarship that VAST Bhutan offered me. My inspiration started with my brother encouraging me to draw and through my father, I discovered VAST Bhutan. 

My mother often tells me that I used to doodle before I could even write. To hone my love for art I started taking art classes when I was 12. To me art is everything and anything that we do every day. I consider art as a therapy, companion and meditation.

My inspiration usually comes from the surrounding nature that I live in and as my mentor once said, “Nature is the best teacher”. Art makes me feel grateful and cheerful every day. It has helped me to grow into the person I am today.

When I create art, I feel gratified because I let all my emotions flow through my heart to my brain, then to my fingers and then onto the canvas. As photographs are the visuals of that moment, likewise my painted canvases are visuals of my feelings.

And the best thing about being an artist is that you can express anything with various colors and forms that exist in your imagination.

Born 1992, from Punakha

Kunzang Wangmo
Kunzang Wangmo

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