Kesang Lamdark

Art Dubai 2009

Dubai19 Mar – 21 Mar 2009
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  • This successful contemporary art fair is held at the beach resort of Madinat Jumeirah and will feature more than 65 galleries.

    Born in Dharamsala in 1963, Kesang Lamdark was adopted by a Swiss family and so grew up and was educated in Switzerland. After four years of apprenticeship as an interior architect there, he went to New York and studied first at the Parsons School of Design and then Columbia University. As a Tibetan raised in Switzerland, Lamdark is continually searching for an appropriate cultural space for himself. Having long felt like an outsider, he was eventually able to reconnect with his heritage, and his multi-cultural upbringing became the driving force behind his art. As an artist, he combines unusual materials, from hair to plastic, beer cans to nail polish and, ultimately, his life and work focus on bringing together the unfamiliar.

    Among the recent works to be shown by Kesang Lamdark in Dubai are a number of intriguing pieces made from plastic and chicken wire such as Model and Pilz, Truffelsnuffler and Fishbird and, reflecting his Tibetan heritage, Blue Tara, made from plastic, chicken wire and neon light. Also to be seen will be Dervish, a whirling figure made of Styrofoam, metal, plastic and chicken wire with an electromotor, and such quirky objects as his plastic Briefs.

    Anna Maria Rossi and her son Fabio have a deep interest not only in the art and culture of the past but also in the vibrant and innovative art being produced by Asian artists today. Well-known and respected for scholarly publications, they stage regular exhibitions at their gallery in an elegant 18th century townhouse in Mayfair, and also in New York and Hong Kong. They are delighted to be participating again in Art Dubai.

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    • Kesang Lamdark
      Wild Boys

      light box, plexiglass, fluorescence, metal
      230 x 125 x 16 cm

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      Nandi (silver and pink)

      2008
      Switzerland
      melted plastic
      25 x 35 x 15 cm

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      Briefs

      plastic
      28 x 15 cm

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      Green and Silver Trunk

      plastic, Styrofoam and chicken wire
      green trunk: height 54 cm, diameter 59 cm, silver trunk: height 108 cm, diameter 50 cm

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      Vest (Red)

      melted plastic

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      Gun

      beer can and one print on archival fine art paper
      picture: 90 x 120 cm
      beer can: 17 x 6.5 cm

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      Son of Rimpoche

      beer can
      18.5 x 6.5 cm

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      Lamdark Rimpoche

      beer can
      18.5 x 6.5 cm

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      Grass Ram

      2010
      melted plastic
      25 x 32 x 40 cm (10 x 12 ½ x 15 ¾ in)

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      Skull

      print on archival fine art paper
      90 x 120 cm – 31 x 47 in
      edition of 3

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      Pink Tara

      2009
      Chicken wire and melted plastic
      143 x 57 x 50 cm (56 ½ x 22 ½ x 19 ½ in)

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