The Twinz artworks represent Bhutan at the World Expo
With a motto of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future', Expo 2020 – a World Expo is currently hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. The biggest expo in 167 years since its inception, there are 192 countries and 10 organizations participating in the Expo 2020 and The Twinz is a proud participant in the ‘Opportunity theme’ of the expo representing Bhutan with three contemporary paintings.
Talking about how Expo 2020 happened, Ugyen and Tashi said that the Executive Director of VAST Bhutan Chimi Zangmo chose them for the Expo Bhutan. After a few rounds of discussion, they decided on three concepts to showcase arts that balance contemporary and traditional arts of Bhutan: Thuen Pa Puen Zhi (4 Friends), Tshering Namdrup (Enlightened Monk), Tak Seng Chung and Druk (four auspicious animals).
‘Since the Dubai Expo was a global opportunity to express a fresh, relevant and exciting narrative of modern Bhutan, the Twinz signature style and their reputation for delivery on commissioned works on short notices were the factors to choose the Twinz. The concepts were chosen on the themes of our three beloved and revered visuals intrinsically woven in our Bhutanese culture and ethos,’ said Chimi Zangmo, Executive Director, VAST Bhutan.
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