Tenzing Rigdol

Change is the Eternal Law

Hong Kong19 Sep – 24 Oct 2015
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  • Rossi & Rossi proudly presents Change Is the Eternal Law, Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, and first solo show in Hong Kong. On view will be video works, collages, photographs and paintings by the classically trained artist.

    The title of the exhibition references the first of Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths—‘the eternal law’—dukkha, or suffering, which teaches us that all forms of life are both in flux and impermanent. In his work, Rigdol draws on traditional Buddhist and Tibetan iconography to highlight the suffering of Tibet and the challenges faced by its people. He thus calls attention to the endless stream of self-immolations, to the degradation of the Tibetan language within Tibet and also to the willful blindness of foreign governments and the media to the plight of the Tibetan people.

    The exhibition will also unveil a monumental new work, the artist’s most ambitious painting to date. Landscape(2015), completed painstakingly in the artist’s unique pointillist-stroke method over the course of a year, demonstrates Rigdol’s masterful approach to painting and spotlights the chilling epidemic of self-immolations in Tibet.

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    • Tenzing Rigdol
      Melong

      2013
      Collage and silk brocade on canvas
      167.6 x 152.4 cm (66 x 60 in)

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    • Scripture Noodle

      2008
      Epson ink-jet print on Hahnemühle paper, with video of performance
      15 x 96.5 cm (6 x 38 in)
      edition 7 of 12
      US$ 4,000

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    • Tenzing Rigdol
      Unhealed

      2010
      Chromogenic colour print
      71 x 63.5 cm (28 x 25 in)
      US$ 3,500

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    • Tenzing Rigdol
      Contemplating Gonkar

      2009
      Epson ink-jet print on Hahnemühle paper
      15 x 74 cm (6 x 29 in)
      edition 7 of 12
      US$ 3,500

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    • Tenzing Rigdol
      Landscape

      2015
      Acrylic on canvas
      178 x 453 cm (70 ¼ x 178 ½ in)

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    • Tenzing Rigdol
      Identity

      2015
      Acrylic and collage on paper
      71.4 x 47.5 cm (28 x 18 ¾ in)

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    • Tenzing Rigdol
      Hide and Seek

      2015
      Acrylic and collage on paper
      65.3 x 53 cm (25 ¾ x 21 in)

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    • Tenzing Rigdol
      Empire

      2009
      Epson ink-jet print on semi-gloss paper
      16.5 x 10 cm (6 ½ x 4 in)
      edition 7 of 12
      US$ 2,000

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    • Tenzing Rigdol
      Match Stick

      2012
      Epson ink-jet print on semi-gloss paper, with video of the performance
      35.5 x 33 cm (14 x 13 in)
      edition 7 of 12
      US$ 2,500

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    • Tenzing Rigdol
      Waves

      2015
      Ink on paper
      77 x 56 x 3.5 cm (30 ½ x 22 x 1 ½ in)

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    • Tenzing Rigdol
      Soliloquy

      2009
      digital photograph
      122 x 91 cm (48 x 36 in)
      edition 2 of 8
      US$ 6,000

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    • Tenzing Rigdol
      My world is in Your Blind-spot

      2014
      Silk Brocade, Scripture
      Five panels, 182 x 182 cm (6 x 6 ft) each

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    • Tenzing Rigdol
      Endurance

      2013
      USA
      Acrylic on canvas
      121 x 83 cm (47 ½ x 32 ¾ in)

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