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
    Brief Moment

    2007
    mixed media on canvas
    160 x 130 cm – 63 x 51 in

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    Release From Suffering

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

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    The State I Am In - 1

    2007
    mixed media on canvas
    130 x 130 cm – 51 x 51 in

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    The State I Am In - 2

    2007
    mixed media on canvas
    130 x 130 cm – 51 x 51 in

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    The State I Am In - 3

    2007
    mixed media on canvas
    130 x 130 cm – 51 x 51 in

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    Group Photo

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

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    Father's Violin - 1

    2007
    mixed media on canvas
    130 x 130 cm – 51 x 51 in

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    Father's Violin - 2

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

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    Guarding Against Catching A Cold

    2007
    mixed media on canvas
    130 x 130 cm – 51 x 51 in

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    White Tablecloth

    2007
    mixed media on canvas
    135 x 135 cm (53 x 53 in)

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    Prayer Wheel

    2007
    photograph
    55 x 53 cm – 22 x 21 in
    limited edition of 10

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    Big Brother

    2007
    photograph
    55 x 53 cm – 22 x 21 in
    limited edition of 10

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    Auto Man

    2007
    photograph
    55 x 53 cm – 22 x 21 in
    limited edition of 10
    US$ 1,500

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    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
    Saved

    2007
    mixed media on canvas
    160 x 130 cm – 63 x 51 in

  • Nortse
    SARS Period

    2007
    oil on canvas
    Size: 100 x 100 cm – 40 x 40 in

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    Dream

    2007
    mixed media on canvas
    145 x 130 cm – 5

  • Nortse
    Bound Up Scenery

    1987
    set of 4 photographs
    43 x 64 cm – 20 x 24 in
    limited edition of 10

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    White Tablecloth – Unbalanced State

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

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    Father's Violin

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

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    Mandala - The State of Unbalance

    2008
    Mixed media
    135 x 135 cm (53 x 53 in)

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    Untitled

    2009

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    Pink Mask

    2009
    mixed media
    189.5 x 135 cm (74 ½ x 54 in)

  • Nortse
    The Sunflowers in the Bottle

    2009
    mixed media
    170 x 135 cm / 69.9 x 53.14 in

  • Nortse
    Nyi ma mar po - Red Sun

    2006
    wood, Tibetan paper, katag, plastic tubes, acrylic paint, metal statue remains
    75 x 75 cm

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    Nyi ma nag po - Black Sun

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

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    Release From Suffering

    2008
    mixed media print
    paper size 102 x 85 cm (40 x 33 ½ in) – image size 84 x 68 cm (33 x 26 ¾ in)
    limited edition of 45
    £ 275

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    White Tablecloth

    2008
    mixed media print
    paper size 83 x 81 cm (32 ¾ x 32 in) – image size 65 x 65 cm (25 ½ x 25 ½ in)
    limited edition of 45
    £ 225

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    Mandala - The State of Unbalance

    2008
    Mixed media
    135 x 135 cm

  • Nortse
    Wishing You Good Fortune

    2011-12
    Tibet
    Mixed Media (Found images, stickers and drawing) on canvas
    130 x 130 cm (51 x 51 in)

  • Nortse
    Wishing You Good Fortune no. 2

    2011-12
    Tibet
    Mixed Media (Found images, stickers, oil painted plastic dots and drawing) on canvas
    130 x 130 cm (51 x 51 in)

  • Nortse
    Object on Table Cloth no. 1

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

  • Nortse
    Object on Table Cloth no. 2

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

  • Nortse
    PVC no. 1

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

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    PVC no. 2

    2011-12
    Tibet
    Mixed media on canvas
    145 x 130 cm (57 x 51 in)

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    PVC no. 3

    2011-12
    Tibet
    Mixed media on canvas
    145 x 130 cm (57 x 51 in)

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    PVC no. 4

    2011-12
    Tibet
    Mixed media on canvas
    145 x 130 cm (57 x 51 in)

  • Nortse
    Lust no. 1

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

  • 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)

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    Precious Butter Lamp 2

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

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    Precious Butter Lamp 3

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

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    Precious Butter Lamp 4

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

  • Nortse
    Scriptures no. 1

    2011-12
    Tibet
    oil paint, instant glue, paper, pencil, handprint and stickers
    150 x 70 cm (59 x 27 ½ in)

  • Nortse
    Scriptures no. 2

    2011-12
    Tibet
    oil paint, instant glue, paper, pencil, handprint and stickers
    150 x 70 cm (59 x 27 ½ in)

  • Nortse
    Mandala no. 1

    2011-12
    Tibet
    oil paint, instant glue, paper, pencil, handprint and stickers
    100 X 100 cm (39 ¼ x 39 ¼ in)

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    Mandala no. 2

    2011-12
    Tibet
    oil paint, instant glue, paper, pencil, handprint and stickers
    100 X 100 cm (39 ¼ x 39 ¼ in)

  • Nortse
    Zen Meditation

    2012
    6 monk's robe, metal frames, butter lamps, Chinese money, scriptures, sand
    100 x 100 x 80 cm (39 ¼ x 39 ¼ x 31 ½ in)
    edition of 3, 2 have been sold

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    Footprint

    video

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    Olympic Hymn 1, 2 & 3

    2012
    Print on paper
    25 x 110 cm (9 ¾ x 43 ¼ in)
    limited edition of 5
    £ 2,400 (each £ 800)

  • 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
    Fragments

    2013
    Tibet
    Wood, prayer flags, fragments (glass, plastic, prayer beads, paper etc.)
    29.7 x21 x 6 cm (11 ¾ x 8 ¼ in x 2 ½ in) each

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    Samsara: Object in Close-Up, No. 2

    2014
    Mixed media on canvas
    80 x 80 cm (31 ½ x 31 ½ 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
    2014

    Tibet
    Mix media on canvas
    100 x 100 cm (39 ½ x 39 ½ in)

  • Nortse
    Dzi Bead

    2014
    Oil on canvas
    130 x 130 cm (51 x 51 in)

  • Nortse
    The White Mask

    2014
    Oil on canvas
    130 x 130 cm (51 x 51 in)

  • Nortse
    The Mask Face

    2014
    Oil on canvas
    130 x 130 cm (51 x 51 in)

  • Nortse
    Red Tablecloth I

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

  • Nortse
    Red Tablecloth II

    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
    The Red Man in a Paper Boat

    2015
    Mixed media
    130 x 130 cm (51 ¼ x 51 ¼ in)

  • Nortse
    Run I

    2015
    Mixed media
    130 x 130 cm (51 ¼ x 51 ¼ in)

  • Nortse
    Run II

    2015
    Mixed media
    130 x 130 cm (51 ¼ x 51 ¼ in)

  • Nortse
    The Models Dyed to Red

    2015
    Mixed media
    110 x 187 cm (43 ¼ x 73 ¾ in)

  • Nortse
    Clone Men

    2015
    Mixed media
    110 x 187 cm (43 ¼ x 73 ¾ in)

  • Nortse
    Mandala II

    2015
    Mixed media
    100 x 100 cm (39 ½ x 39 ½ in)

  • Nortse
    Group Photo

    2015
    Mixed media
    100 x 100 cm (39 ½ x 39 ½ in)

  • Nortse
    Music Note

    2015
    Mixed media
    100 x 100 cm (39 ½ x 39 ½ in)

  • Nortse
    Mandala I

    2015
    Mixed media
    100 x 100 cm (39 ½ x 39 ½ in)

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    Escape from the Net

    2015
    Mixed media
    100 x 100 cm (39 ½ x 39 ½ in)

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    Male

    2015
    Mixed media
    160 x 80 cm (63 x 31 ½ in)

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    Female

    2015
    Mixed media
    160 x 80 cm (63 x 31 ½ in)

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    Ladder to Heaven

    2015
    Mixed media
    160 x 80 cm (63 x 31 ½ in)

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    Scene in the Desert I

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

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    Scene in the Desert II

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

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    Scene in the Desert III

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

  • Nortse
    Void

    2015
    Oil on canvas
    130 x 130 cm (51 ¼ x 51 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)

  • Nortse
    Wisdom God I

    2015
    Mixed media
    100 x 100 cm (39 ½ x 39 ½ in)

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