Colors Coming Together

Art Description

This work is about unity. The colours of the Kabneys (ceremonial scarves) of Bhutan: white, blue, green, red and orange all supported by yellow in the background. 

Inside each colour, there are all the other colours signifying  that every Bhutanese should think of supporting each other. For example: Inside the white bubble signifying the common man, you will find smaller bubbles of all the other colours. The white bubble is supported by rings of all the other colours.

Artwork Specification
Title: Colors Coming Together
Year: 2020
Dimension: 250×150 cm
Medium: Acrylic

About the Artist

I am a senior artist who is not a member of VAST Bhutan, but I admire and love what they are doing. I fell in love with art as a little boy at a time when there were no art classes in Bhutan. So I learnt through observation, copying pictures from books and observing my friends doing art. My friends encouraged me and I also found motivation through comic books and books on art and design. Currently, I am exploring art using paper pulp by employing my skills in paper making. 

I was inspired by my professor Wauke Choken. My work entails engaging with the concept that I want to bring out as a work of art. It obliges me to exercise patience in the preparation and use of the paper fibers. My paper works are complete only after they have been dried with the sun and wind. So, I engage with nature too. 

 As a little boy, I wanted to study art and as a young adult, I became a member of the art club in Sherubtse College. Since I was a school teacher, I initiated an art club to encourage students in art. Finally, I went to an art college and came back to initiate the first art curriculum for Bhutanese primary school. At  present I am self-employed as an art gallery owner. I feel happy being a part of contemporary Bhutanese art albeit some difficulties. The number of artists has grown so much proving that there is space for many more to create and explore.

Born 1974 From Samtse

Nima Tshering
Nima Tshering

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