Artist, Shang Shung Institute
in Sunshine Coast
Damien Pascoe is a talented artist/designer/thangka painter currently based in Australia. Since 2009 he has primarily studied Tibetan Art under the guidance of the renowned western Thangka Painter Andy Weber. Under Andys teaching Damien learned the traditional style of Karma Gardri which is one of the two main styles of Tibetan art.
In 2014 he also studied further at Tsering Art School, a part of Shechen Monastery in Kathmandu Nepal. Here under the guidance of Ms Lacham Tsogyal, Damien learned much about the Karma Menri style of painting a second style of Tibetan Art.
Damien has also studied Visual Arts, graduating from Queensland University of Technology with a major in video art. Since completing his traditional training of Thangka Painting, Damien now continues to teach, work on Thangka commissions, and contemporary Tibetan art.
The main theme of Damien’s work is to try and encapsulate Tibetan Culture with in contemporary artistic works for a modern audience. He also works as the Head of the Art Dept. for Shang Shung Institute, an international non for profit organization who’s aim is the preservation of Tibetan Culture.
Thangka + contemporary
BY DAMIEN PASCOE
@ VOL 22
ON AUG 02, 2017
Tibetan art or 'Thangka Painting' is more commonly used in its traditional form as a meditation support for practitioners, but what happens when you introduce an artistic culture that has been alive for centuries into a contemporary western paradigm. Here the artist Damien Pascoe will talk about the preservation of culture through his work, and why it is important to continue.