Pema Rinzin (1966 - ), Peace and Energy 1, 2009. Ground mineral pigments and gold on cloth, 41 x 61 in. Collection of the artist.

Pema Rinzin (1966 - ), Peace and Energy 1, 2009. Ground mineral pigments and gold on cloth, 41 x 61 in. Collection of the artist.

“Tradition Transformed”: A Conversation About Tibetan Contemporary Art

July 27, 2010

Pema Rinzin is based in Brooklyn. Trained under the mentorship of Tibetan thangka [silk paintings with embroidery, usually depicting Buddha] masters, he is also teaching thangka painting in New York to some graphic designers and tattoo artists who have lost touch with the brush stroke in their commercial work. Pema has also lived in Japan for nine years, so there’ s some Japanese influence in his works as well.

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