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Tashi Norbu, Contemporary Tibetan Artist

Netherlands based Tashi Norbu makes contemporary artworks but has background of being a trained Thangka painter. Norbu’s works are full of the Buddhas, deities, and motifs found in traditional Tibetan art but he also draws on influences from Western art, techniques, and material. Working with material not normally associated with Tibetan sculpture, his 15 feet Buddha that was recently installed in Chicago’s Grant Park Skate Park,