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Tsering Nyandak and Yak Tsetan (Tibetan, b.1974)
LOT ID: 76500
Buddha (2 works), 2006

Digital Print
31.5 х 23.62 in. (80.01 x 59.99 cm.)
Signed, by the artist.
Edition of 10
Lot description
This lot consists of two digital prints by Tsering Nyandak and Yak Tsetan, both titled "Buddha" and printed in (2006) as an edition of 10, and each measuring 31.5 x 23.62 inches.

A most dynamic artist, Tsering Nyandak (b. 1974 in Lhasa) and Yak Tsetan combine and create works with keen observation of social upheaval, individual struggle against global sameness, and the disappearance of traditional Tibetan culture over the past decades since the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). In “Buddha”, stark bold politically insinuating colors outline Buddha's bust. Both recognize the portrait as the Modern Chinese icon, and thus visually fuse Tibetan religious connotations with contemporary cartoons and comics. The bust is filled in with swirling mixtures, insinuating a biological disease and mutation of traditional practices. Here, Nyandak and Tsetan symbolize the future existence of humanity, impacted by modernization and ecological evolution amidst industrial decay, and Tibetan history overtaken by new hybrid societies. Nyandak and Tsetan use observations of their changing Tibetan society to deal with issues of modernization and social interpretations through direct unabashed visual language.

Both Tsering Nyandak, and Yak Tsetan show and collaborate with other Tibetan artist of the Gendun CHoephel Artist’s Guild dominating the contemporary art scene outside of Lhasa. They are considered the epitome of the new cultural expression of Tibet. Tsering Studied in T.C.V. Dharamsala, India, returned to Tibet in 1999, and studied under Tsewang Tashi. Both artists have participated in various exhibitions in US, China, Germany and Nepal, and have exhibited in several solo and group shows throughout US, Europe, China, and Tibet. Including “Consciousness and Form: Tibetan Contemporary Art” at Rossi & Rossi Ltd. In London, and “Lhasa-New Art from Tibet at 798” at Red Gate Gallery in Beijing.
Buddha (2 works) by Tsering Nyandak and Yak Tsetan
  • Buddha (2 works) by Tsering Nyandak and Yak Tsetan
  • Buddha (2 works) by Tsering Nyandak and Yak Tsetan
  • Buddha (2 works) by Tsering Nyandak and Yak Tsetan
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