This work was heavily inspired by the Belgium Surrealist painter René Magritte. The painting Shiné pronounced (Shin- knee) refers to how sometimes in everyday life we can forget to relax and we take life a little too seriously, as perhaps things are never as permanent as they seem.

The relaxing view of the sky and the clouds through the brick wall may seem to suggest this as the brick wall surrounding the sky is a permanent fixture.

The graffiti art on the wall surrounding the cracked brick wall, is symbolic of birth (young child at the top) old age (old Nepali guy to the right) and death ( the two skulls kissing at the bottom), the three main phases in life.

  • Size: H: 56.5 cm W: 38 cm D: 4 cm
  • Subject: Other
  • Style: Modern
  • Medium: Acrylic

$ 1,100.00

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About the artist:

Bio: 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.