A life in canvases.
Tenzin Jigme is a contemporary artist born in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet but has since the age of 6 been living a life of exile in India and now the U.S. His works are centered around the deep emotions related to and emerging from a close study of personal and collective memories and personal and collective histories. His most recent series of work which includes 14+ paintings explores complex human emotions and the rendition of the 'self' in various circumstances. The work takes inspiration from his personal experiences and closely merges individual and collective memory from the vantage point of people in exile particularly memories of and lived experiences of adults who have gone through displacement as children due to political circumstances.
Tenzin's projects are grounded in his belief that art is a valuable source of knowledge and history, a powerful form of language transcending cultures, time, space, and borders. Through his art, Tenzin aims to connect with his audience on a deep and personal level, encouraging each one to think critically about the world around them.
At its core, his works are rooted in love and hope.
Tenzin received his training in painting (MFA) from the faculty of Art at BHU in Varanasi, India. At the Delhi College of Art, he completed his BFA with a specialization in printmaking.
He works with oil, acrylic, graphic art, mixed media, and photography.