THE ILLUSORY VISIONS OF CONTEMPORARY TIBETAN ARTIST, KARMA PHUNTSOK
Artist Talk and Slideshow with Karma Phuntsok
Free and Open to the Public
The Tibet Himalaya Initiative is pleased to welcome Karma Phuntsok to CU Boulder on Thursday, September 1. His lecture, "Unexpected Buddha" will take place at 6:30pm in Hale 270.
I was born in 1952 in Lhasa, Tibet. My family and I fled Tibet after the uprising against the Chinese in 1959, escaping into India as refugees. I studied drawing and painting through my school years in India. In 1973, I studied thangka painting with a master of traditional Tibetan thangka painting in Nepal. Since then I have been making paintings based on Tibetan Buddhist deities.
In 1981 I migrated to Australia and now live in the “Bush” north of Kyogle with my wife and son. My paintings are collected world-wide and published in various books and magazines. My recent paintings are mostly experiments, interweaving traditional techniques and symbols with modern inspirations.
Sponsored by the Tibet Himalaya Initiative, CU Boulder
For further information, contact Carole McGranahan, Department of Anthropology: email@example.com
To learn more about Karma Phuntsok, please see his website: http://www.karmaart.com/