The Thangka Painter

Karma Sichoe is a traditionally trained thangka painter also working to define and express himself as a contemporary artist. Used as a meditation tool, thangkas are scrolled paintings that formally illustrate Buddhist teachings, featuring figures from the canon of Tibetan Buddhist bodhisattvas, deities and Buddhas. In addition to preserving this highly disciplined spiritual art form, Karma belongs to a new generation of Tibetan artists, inspired by diverse art histories, searching for new forms and techniques to express themselves personally and politically.