Nortse

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Born Norbu Tsering in 1963 in Lhasa, Nortse has studied at various schools, including Tibet University in Lhasa, the Central Arts Academy in Beijing and art academies in Guangzhou and Tianjing. The artist has since amassed experiences that have resulted in his creation of striking mixed-media works that experiment with forms and imagery from traditional art and culture. His works address universal concerns: global warming, environmental degradation, overpopulation, alcoholism among the youth, the erosion of culture and tradition, and the desire to establish one’s own identity in a world of mass media. Given the recent history of Tibet, the artist addresses these issues with an added urgency and poignancy.

Nortse’s works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in China, Europe and the United States, and are held in public and private collections worldwide. He is currently poised to participate in Go east, a showcase of works from the Gene and Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, on view from 14 May to 26 July 2015.

  • Nortse
    Scene in the Desert I

    2014
    Photograph
    150 x 100 cm (59 x 39 ½ in)
    edition 1 of 5
    US$ 5,000

  • Nortse
    Scene in the Desert III

    2014
    Photograph
    100 x 150 cm (39 ½ x 59 in)
    Edition 2 of 5
    US$ 6,000

  • Nortse
    Release From Suffering

    2007
    mixed media on canvas
    158 x 130 cm (62 x 51 in)

  • Nortse
    Group Photo

    2007
    mixed media on canvas
    100 x 100 cm – 40 x 40 in

  • Nortse
    Group Photo

    2007
    photograph
    55 x 55 cm – 22 x 22 in
    limited edition of 10
    US$ 1,500

  • Nortse
    Self Portrait

    2007
    mixed media on canvas
    134.5 x 134.5 cm – 53 x 53 in

  • Nortse
    White Tablecloth – Unbalanced State

    2008
    mixed media on canvas
    150 x 135 cm (59 x 53 in)

  • Nortse
    Nyi ma nag po - Black Sun

    2006
    wood, Tibetan paper, katag, plastic tubes, crylic paint, broken light bulb and barley
    75 x 75 cm

  • Nortse
    Lust no. 2

    2011-12
    Tibet
    Mixed media on canvas
    130 x 130 cm (51 x 51 in)

  • Nortse
    Precious Butter Lamp 1

    2011-12
    Tibet
    Mixed media on canvas
    80 x 80 cm (31 ½ x 31 ½ in)

  • Nortse
    Alienation

    2013
    Tibet
    14 carved wood panels, burned, washed, polished and sprayed with acrylic paint and gold
    100 x 280 cm (39 ½ x 110 ¼ in)

  • Nortse
    Ashes

    2014
    Tibet
    Beech wood, Acrylic, paper, white plywood base
    each approx. 58 x 12 cm (23 x 4¾ in), 30 pieces in total

  • Nortse
    The New and the Old

    2006
    Tibet
    Tibetan Paper
    137 X 132 cm (54 x 52 in)

  • Nortse
    Red Tablecloth I

    2015
    Mixed media
    135 x 135 cm (53 ¼ x 53 ¼ in)

  • Nortse
    Dreams in Paper Boats

    2015
    Mixed media
    135 x 135 cm (53 ¼ x 53 ¼ in)

  • Nortse
    Book of Ashes

    2015
    Mixed media
    Each approx. 11 x 70 cm (4 ¼ x 27 ½ in) (40 pieces in total)

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