Tashi Norbu
Lot #029

Time Travel,

Painting on Canvas

39" x 39"

Estimate $8,000

Tashi Norbu’s famous “ Time Travellers” where he paints in his own unique way, the flying monks whose souls rise above into the winds, flying to the pleasant skies with hands and arms widely open! They are usually surrounded by the clouds of impermanence (the Tibetan motives) which come and go across the heavens, like delusions which appear to obscure the mind's true nature, yet the nature of the sky remains unchanged! Multi meaningful figures in a poetical space bring forth quests that are ever timely, abolished and boundaries of time and space.

About Tashi Norbu:

Tashi Norbu, (1974) is a Tibetan contemporary artist, born in Bhutan. He has been educated and graduated (1999) as a traditional Tibetan Thangka painter in Dharamsala, India.

In 2000 he went to Belgium to study visual arts at the Saint Lucas Art Academy in Ghent. During those four years of academy, he also worked part-time at the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art (SMAK) in Ghent. This enabled him to be close to the contemporary art he admires, and sometimes even to hold it in his hands.

Since 2007 he lives and works in Holland as a contemporary artist. Since 2010 he has his own art studio “9 Pillars” in Wormer, a village close to Amsterdam.

In 2008 Tashi Norbu co-founded Tibet House Holland for Tibetan Art and Culture. He was part of and created monumental art for several manifestations around Tibetan culture. In co-operation with the international Tibetan Art Movement Foundation, he organized in 2009 the Tibet Art Now exhibition in Amsterdam.