Art Description

Pholey (most handsome man) Moley (most beautiful woman) is a traditional play which imparts moral values, performed at Tshechu festivals. The performance depicts the problems couples face in a relationship, the feelings of jealousy, sorrow, and betrayal they have to contend with. Eventually, the lessons break stereotypes related to our conception of masculinity and femininity. The presence of both is required to give life true meaning.

Art Specification

Title: Pholey
Year: 2022
Dimension: 120x120cm
Medium: Acrylic & Oil Pastels
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH101

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Pem Lham

Born 1997, from Lhuentse

I was introduced to VAST Bhutan by my late brother- VAST was his whole life, and he was a big and beloved part of the VAST family. VAST has been one of the ways I still connect to him- he left a lot of friends, memories, and his art as legacy. I graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from Beacon House National University in Lahore, Pakistan, and interned with VAST for a year. Being part of VAST has given me the opportunity to be part of huge and exciting projects, like the Paro Airport gallery which we are working on now, or the gigantic mural we completed in Haa valley in 2020, as part of the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, and which has become an icon in the valley. I have worked mostly with acrylic, a medium I am most comfortable with, but I would like to explore oil painting and sculpture as well. For me, being an artist is about continuing to learn and grow, and be part of an incredible community.