Traditional Tibetan paintings tinged with modern style unveiled

Ven Tsering Phuntsok, Minister for Department of Religion and Culture of the Tibetan government in exile inaugurated the Tibetan fine and contemporary art exhibition at the Tibet Museum of the Department of Information and International Relations at Dharamshala.

In the exhibition, Dawa Yeshi, a Dharamshala-based professional Tibetan artist, showcased some of his finest collections of traditional Tibetan thangka painting with a tinge of modern style.

Kalon Tsering Phuntsok lauded the work of the Tibetan artists and expressed his appreciation that the Tibetan youth, both in Tibet and exile, are taking more and more interest in traditional as well as modern art since past many years.

Mr. Dawa, a former student of Tibetan Childrens’ Village School (TCV), began his painting career under the guidance of a renowned Tibetan thangka maestro Sangay Yeshi and Kelsang from 1996 to 1998 at the Tibetan Library thangka Painting School in Dharamshala. He also did native Tibetan traditional thangka painting course in TCV Patikul in Manali, and learned traditional Tibetan Music. During his tour across the world, he has emphasized the richness of Tibetan traditional thanka painting.

He had showcased his paintings in many art museums across India including Ladakh, Bangalore, Rajasthan, Gujarat , Kolkata and Bihar. He had displayed his work in Kathmandu City Museum in Nepal , Brisbane City Museum in Australia, Esplanade Museum and Theatre in Singapore.

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