TSHERIN SHERPA: Recent Works
Takpa Gallery is proud to present a collection of 22 recent works by Tsherin Sherpa. The exhibition features works in gold leaf, acrylic and ink from the ongoing ‘Spirit’ series and ‘Protector’ series. The works explore the dynamics within the himalayan diaspora as they juggle personal experience of their culture against presumptions put onto them by the western world. Perceived as a static Shangri la, his work subverts this notion of Himalayan culture through representative ‘Spirit’ characters that merge tradition and modernity. They embody the spirit of the himalayan community today, and assert their humaneness by embracing both the material and spiritual. ‘Protector’ series explores his perception of traditional thangka imagery by abstracting the images to revisit the relationship between himself and traditional iconography.
The show binds together this juxtaposition of tradition and contemporary to reflect the upon psyche of himalayan community today.