Gonkar Gyatso, a Tibetan working and living in London, is an artist to watch. His artwork is in display here in Venice for the 53rd Biennale, which runs until November 22, 2009.
Using ink, pencil, stickers, and treated paper, Gonkar Gyatso's work represents traditional visual motifs--such as the iconographic structure of thangka painting--in an apparently lighthearted vein using modern icons we are familiar with.
Implications - New takes on old tricks is a popular and growing movement in the consumer world. Examples of reinvention include artworks that reinterpret ancient iconic works, candies and other products that use widely-recognizable logos and give them personal flavour. The popularity of these products is limitless among consumers who can't help but identify with the sense of familiarity that they bring.
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