Deki Choden

Born 2001, From Thimphu

I was a self-taught artist until I joined VAST Bhutan where I gained a wider perspective of art. This enabled me to explore various other dimensions, mediums and techniques. At VAST Bhutan I learned the concept of ‘teamwork’ as an important tool in life. Meeting, working and engaging in conversations with different individuals and perceptions concerning art enhanced my own skills. I learned that the knowledge of self-expression is a must-have tool for every individual.

This series of paintings depict the various dances performed at religious festivals- Tshechu, which are still widely attended and an important community event in Bhutan. The dances derive from Buddhist teachings, and are rich with meaning and symbolism.

Artworks of Deki Choden

Zhanag Chham

Tungam Chham (Dance of the Terrifying Deities)

Dance of Milarepa