Lives and Works: Lhasa
Nortse (Norbu Tsering) was born in Lhasa in 1963 and from 1980 to 1991 studied art at various schools, including Tibet University in Lhasa, the Central Arts Academy in Beijing and the art academies in Guangzhou and Tianjing.
His early artistic expression as a stage designer coupled with his academic training can be seen in his striking mixed media works. Included in his oeuvre are profound photographic statements as well as portraits in oil on canvas. His work deals with issues which are as relevant to the rest of the world as Lhasa: global warming, environmental degradation, overpopulation, alcoholism among the young, and the desire to form one's own identity in a world of mass media and the erosion of culture and tradition. He has exhibited in Beijing, Colorado, Königswinter, London, Lhasa, New York and Santa Fe and is held in collections worldwide.
He is a member of the Gedun Choephel Artists Guild in Lhasa.
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