KAI LIN ART is proud to welcome for the first time ever in our exhibition history, a traveling exhibition of Tibetan Buddhist and secular art works from 3 contemporary Mongolian masters: Soyolmaa, Nurmaa, and Bolordra. This exhibition will open in tandem with POP!
Shamanic Skies: contemporary masters from Mongolia
FRIDAY JULY 27TH
7:00pm – 10:00pm
exhibit will run through September 7th
For more than two thousand years the Mongols have dominated the center of the Silk Road. Here, under the guidance of the great Khaans like Genghis and Kublai, the ancient traditions of shamanism and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism merged into a profound stream. The vast influence of Mongolia on Euro-Asian civilization is only now being fully appreciated.
KAI LIN ART is delighted to join in the celebration of this inspiring and magical legacy by hosting an exhibition with some of Mongolia’s greatest young artists whose works bring together the integrity of tradition and the creative impulse of the contemporary aesthetic.
These celebrated artists include D. Soyolmaa, renowned for bringing the clarity and precision of traditional Buddhist art into a contemporary ambiance; T. Nurmaa, famed for her ability to capture on canvas the radiance and raw intensity of the Mongolian spirit; and Ts. Bolor, especially known for her “aesthetics of the feminine.”
Soyolmaa Davaakhuu is the 2008 recipient of Mongolia’s prestigious “Female Artist of the Year” award. Exhibitions of her paintings have been hosted in half a dozen North American cities, including Atlanta, Chicago and New York. A dozen of her works are in the permanent collection of the Rubin Museum of Art in NY. She is especially renowned for bringing the clarity and precision of traditional Buddhist art into a contemporary ambiance.
Nurmaa Tuvdendorj, Mongolia’s 2006 winner of “Female Artist of the Year Award,” has received equal international acclaim, especially in Europe, where her work is frequently on show. Nurmaa is famed for her ability to capture on canvas the radiance and raw intensity of the Mongolian spirit.
Bolordra Tsevelsuren is especially known among young Mongol artists for her “aesthetics of the feminine.” Her works have been included in numerous international exhibitions, including “Feminine Visions: A New York / Ulaanbaatar Art Extravaganza. Her use of the swastika in many of her painting recalls the shaman legend that originally humans were made of stone. Then Ekh Tengir, “The Great Sky,” threw down a bolt of lightning. The lightning struck one of the stone humanoids, bringing it to life. The place where the lightning had struck became forever marked by a swastika. From then until today the swastika has remained a sacred symbol to shamans as the very source and mark of spirit and of life.
If you are interested in any of the works from the exhibit, please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404 408 4248