Pema Gyeltshen

Om Mani Padma Hum - Praise to the jewel in the lotus

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Artist: Pema Gyeltshen, Bhutan
Title: "Praise to the jewel in the lotus"
Year: 2023

Medium: Acrylic on canvas 

Size : 25x20 cm (10 x 8 inch) - Delivered without frame. 

Om: sacred syllable
Mani : Jewel/prayer beads
Padma : Lotus
Hum : Spirit of Enlightenment

Pema Gyeltshen was born in 1983 in Trashigang, Bhutan. His artistic journey began in his youth when he frequently doodled in school notebooks instead of focusing on lessons. In 1998, he joined the Voluntary Artists Studio Thimphu (VAST Bhutan ), laying the foundation for his career as an artist.

After high school, he faced a challenging period of substance abuse and aimless wandering but had a transformative realization. He made a resolute U-turn, gained practical work experience, and honed his character.

In 2012, Pema committed fully to art, overcoming numerous challenges. He now concentrates on creating art, participating in exhibitions, and sharing his work globally, successfully selling his artworks both within and beyond Bhutan. CLICK for more information on him and contemporary art in Bhutan.