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Artwork: Figure of Four Kings
Perspective and Composition: Image of figure, Cloth drapes, Flower, plants, trees, rock formation, movement of Clouds, movement of Water, form, figure, posture and use of space.
Artist & Founder, Teacher and Critic at New York Tibetan Art Studio: Pema Rinzin

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artMRKT Hamptons
July 19 to July 22, 2012

Hamptons, a contemporary and modern art fair, will feature 40 leading galleries from across the U.S. who will present painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, video and installation. Showcasing a tightly focused selection of work by important artists in a boutique setting, artMRKT Hamptons will create an ideal context for the discovery, exploration, and acquisition of art.

Click here to read the article on the ArtMRKT Hamptons July 2012 contemporary and modern art fair!

New York Tibetan Art Studio‘s 1st group show curated by Artist Pema Rinzin (Founder, Teacher & Critic at NYTAS) titled, “New Voices” was featured in Brooklyn Art Guide.  (Sept-Oct 2014)

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NEW VOICES: New York Tibetan Art Studio is pleased to announce its inaugural group exhibition at Active Space in Brooklyn, New York.
Date & Time: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 7:00pm.
Curated by: Mr. Pema Rinzin; Contemporary Tibetan Artist & Founder of New York Tibetan Art Studio.

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Compassion Transformed brings new paintings by New York-based Tibetan artist Pema Rinzin to Joshua Line Gallery. The exhibition opened last night and includes abstractions infused with motifs pulled from centuries-old Buddhist tradition. Rinzin’s essential exercise is to place his own stamp on a traditional form.

You can see how he’s done it through February 26, 2011.

Joshua Liner Gallery
548 West 28th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

A full recap, with photographs by Jacob Breinhot for Curated, follows after the jump.

Artist Pema Rinzin Opens his First Solo show in NYC (link to the main website)

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We first saw Pema Rinzin’s work at the Barnstormers group show last spring at the Joshua Liner Gallery and this Thursday, January 27, he will debut his first solo show in New York, Compassion Transformed. We absolutely loved seeing his interpretation of the traditional Tibetan Thangka painting and from the looks of these pieces, it should be a great show. Since we can’t be there in person, please enjoy the show and report back to us! – Moni Pineda


Via Joshua Liner Gallery:

A master in the art of Thangka painting, Pema Rinzin has adapted the techniques and mystical motifs of this centuries-old Buddhist tradition to create spellbinding abstract works of contemporary art. Originally used in scrolls that depict the life of the Buddha, other deities, and religious figures, traditional Thangka featured the use of ground mineral pigments and gold applied to paper or silk cloth, as well as works in embroidery. Thangkas were objects of meditation, stimulation and religious education. The imagery is characterized by great intricacy in decorative pattern and brilliant color, which serve to advance the spiritual objectives of enlightenment and transcendence, while also conveying the artistic vision of individual master painters through unique expressions of style and composition.

In his stunning abstractions, Rinzin demonstrates how the individual artist can place his own stamp on a traditional form—he both transforms and transcends classical Thangka, while preserving its ancient artmaking techniques. His Peace and Energy series includes four large works on canvas that present a compelling image for contemplation: in each, a dynamic embolus of layered “handkerchief” forms hums at the center of each picture against a traditional monochromatic background of bright orange, purple, white, or yellow. The fluttering, interlocking forms are thoroughly contemporary, but each carries a unique pattern derived from the ancient Buddhist traditions, and the whole is shot through with pulsing striped flames of blue, white, black, and gold.

In Rinzin’s Water series of four large works, these flames become an intricate network of liquid-like wave forms. This design is oriented vertically to carry upward an interpenetrating pattern of elaborate decoration, itself suggesting both sea foam and the blossoming of cherry trees. Rinzin’s Lost Portraits, however, take an entirely different tack. This series of three large works foregrounds the contemporary in hard-edged abstractions of classic Buddhist figures, each rendered in hot colors and spattered with sumi ink. Up close, the shattered facets comprising the figures reveal delicate patterns from both traditional Thangka and contemporary design. Compassion Transformed will also feature a variety of smaller works on paper.

Exhibits We love (link to the main page)

Artist: Pema Rinzin

The Painting titled: “Peace and Energy”  is part of the recent Exhibition at Rubin Museum of Art.

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Artist: Pema Rinzin

Private Collection, 2009

New York, NY.