Born in Dharamsala, India. I started defining moments in forms of paintings and drawings from age seven. I studied Tibetan Buddhist Tantric and Philosophy for seventeen years at the Gyudmed Tantric University in South India. There I received trainings in Tibetan Thangka paintings from qualified masters from Tibet like Venerable Ngawang Norbu la and Venerable Sangye Yeshi la. Under the shadow of these gurus I have been trained with qualifications in the Art of Wood-Carving, Sand Mandala, Butter Sculpture and Stupa Architecture. Over the years I have also been kindled with inspirations from great artists like Dali, Gauguin, Picasso, and Gongkar Gyaltso etc., I believe the transmutation of artistic gene happens among potential human artists by gazing and feeling the moments elaborated in exceptional paintings such as Da Vinci’s The Last Supper.

 

Dharamsala hills in India still holds many stupas and sculptures that I have built in the past. After moving to the West my theme and instinct of painting has evolved and is evolving in its own form, and I am living in this moment. As I try to orchestrate the colours to breathe and express in a form of history on the canvas, I focus on balancing the beauty and the culture of humanities of the past. My paintings try to depict how the identity and way of life changes and challenges itself at this current moment we are living-in. Mostly and most dearly, I paint so that the colours and strokes of my brushes speaks on behalf of all in one’s own investigation and interpretation. I try to define happiness through my art.

 

 

 

Rabkar Wangchuk