Various artworks by nearly sixty Bhutanese artists are on display for exhibition at the VAST gallery. The artworks are for the White Canvas Bhutan Art Competition 2022 held for the first time after the pandemic. Through the competition, White Canvas Thailand in collaboration with VAST Bhutan aims to provide a platform for talented yet undiscovered artists to shine and be launched into the world.
From paintings that portray patriotism, and the afterlife to self-discovery, these are the 58 artworks by Bhutanese artists. The paintings have not been exhibited before.
The submission for the artwork began in November last year. The members of The White Canvas studio in Thailand and VAST Bhutan assessed the paintings yesterday. The result will be announced at the end of the exhibition next month, where the top five picks will be awarded cash prizes in the senior and kids categories.
“When such opportunities are given, when such sponsors come in, we can do more creative art activities which bind the artist communities together. More kids come in and they can play with colours, they can use their creative side and they can take care of their mental health,” said karma Tenzin Choden, the Gallery Art Manager of VAST.
“The purpose of the project is to empower youth to be creative and unleash their creative energies and also to express themselves through art. Through art, we also want them to be able to sustain themselves and feel good about themselves by engaging in art,” said Kyoko Abe, an Artist from the Committee of White Canvas Thailand.