What if?, An exhibition of thoughts through digital images and paintings
Kalon Tripa taking a look at Ugyen's digital image which show a Tibetan representative walking on red carpet with US President George Bush. In his small description, Ugyen wrote "What if?.. the US President recognise independent Tibet state and receive a state visit from the Tibetan Prime Minister".
In the exhibition "What If...?" by London-based Tibetan artist Ugyen Choephell, he showed some of his finest collection of oil paintings and digital images depicting his personal perspective on the Tibetan issue and the Tibetan people's aspirations.
Appreciating Ugyen's exhibition, which focused mainly on political subject of Tibet, Kalon Tripa in his brief address said that he hopes this exhibition and the fascinating collection of Choephell's art could help in achieving our cause.
Kalon Tripa said that the Tibetan youth, both in Tibet and exile, are taking more and more interest in traditional as well as modern art since past 10 and 15 years, which he thinks is very appreciable.
Kalon Tripa also expressed appreciations for the Tibetan artists, who have come up with innovative ideas and the Tibetan youth, who with their talents earn their livings.
In his message to the viewers, Ugyen thanked the world's support for Tibetan cause and urged them to continue their support.
Ugyen has over 20 years experience of thangka painting. He has done many exhibitions across the world. In 2005 Ugyen started his own Tibetan art business promoting others' work and directly supporting Tibetan artists and craftspeople, with the aim of strengthening and developing Tibetan arts and crafts - both traditional and contemporary.
The exhibition will go on till 13 March.
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