Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Natural Artist Sangay Tshering

I saw a few wooden showpieces at my wife's cousin's. I assumed they were imported souvenirs and didn't even spare another glance. Only this weekend, on my second visit, upon seeing a half finished woodwork on his bedside I realised it was his own artworks. Knowing that I was interested he showed me endless pieces of works he had done over the year.

Sangay Tshering didn't have any form of training in art and design. He had a natural fascination for collecting differently-shaped wood pieces and converting them into artworks without altering the original form of the wood. I don't know if his form of art has a specific name; it's like partnering with the natural forces to create art.

Lovemaking 
Any piece of wood with a strange shape, be it roots, trunk, branches or driftwoods, would become Sangay's canvas. He would observe the natural shape of the wood and simply polish out the subtle natural art into a distinct form. He has even experimented with bones, horn and fish skull. He has worked with pieces as small as a finger to as large as a bull. He could pick a huge piece of driftwood and convert that into a state of art writing table or TV stand, he has done that for friends.

Following are some of his artworks:
"Education is the most powerful weapon"



A Mask Dancer

Divine Boot, done from half wood and half bone

Conch 

The Lady

"Say no to drugs"

 Here is the humble artist who doesn't even consider himself as an artist. Sangay Tshering has done hundreds of pieces of artworks and left them in places where he worked. He has never considered selling his artworks or doing an exhibition, in fact he hasn't signed his name on any of his pieces. He was just doing it for the sake of doing it, like a daily ritual without any ambition.

The Humble Artist Sangay Tshering
But I feel his unique talent deserves to be showcased so that his daily ritual could tell tales and inspire people and even draw new artists in his form of art. If you find his works special help me in telling him that he is a great artist. He can work on larger than life art pieces for hotels and art collectors, just dare him!

26 comments:

  1. I sign this petition to state how GREAT and ORIGINAL his work is :) For the love of art, I envy his talent.

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  2. yeah...he really is a great artist...

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  3. Exceptionally talented guy. Got to have a name for such art work. Thanks for sharing such talents here mate. Cheers

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  4. He is a great artist la👍👍👍

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  5. Great artist. No words just simply great.

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  6. I agree absolutely! Awesome art work, I loved each one of the ones you've shared here. He should do more and bigger...definitely!

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  7. Great artist indeed. He should find a place to exhibit them. Wangchuck Nehru cultural centre at Taj Tashi might help.

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  8. Great artist indeed. He should find a place to exhibit them. Wangchuck Nehru cultural centre at Taj Tashi might help.

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  9. Great artist indeed. He should find a place to exhibit them. Wangchuck Nehru cultural centre at Taj Tashi might help.

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  10. His works are really interesting and fit to be in an art gallery and his talent is worth showing to the world.. and the surprising thing is I know him but I don't know whether he remembers me or not but I am happy to see his photo and his talent here in your blog.... I wish him all the best and I suggest he showcase his talent in a better way... something natural is hard to come and he is a gifted one.... so make the most of it....

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  11. Wow...wonderful piece of art beyond one can imagine. Thanks for sharing and congrats Sangay sir.

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  12. Just awesome; May he be recognized and his arts furthered...

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  13. Just awesome; May he be recognized and his arts furthered...

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  14. Indeed he is a great artist and he should continue and inspire many more.

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  15. Indeed he is a great artist and he should continue and inspire many more.

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  16. I love art work (any form)... n this is one of the amazing work...

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  17. I love art work (any form)... n this is one of the amazing work...

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  18. I like this art already....I m coming for your exhibition whenever it's up...

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  19. Well done Sangey. Proud of you!

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  20. Well done Sangey. Proud of you!

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  21. As i read your blog n go thru his Art...i was like Yalama...how amazing...
    Its very very beautiful....
    Tashi Delek la....

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