Published May 2 2020, by

31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 2, 2020

ARTIST: Gade (b. 1971, Tibetan)

Tibetan artist Gade creates works that seek to mix cultures visually just as they are in contemporary life – “[combining] traditional Tibetan symbolism and techniques with imagery derived from Western contemporary popular culture.” His art has a touch of humor and speaks to our ever-shrinking planet. The piece Modern Thangka – Mickey Buddha joins together an ancient figure of a predominant Asian religion with one of the most well-known pop culture icons drawn in America.

Post written by Crow VESR Meagan Severson