53rd Venice Biennale Participating Artist
Contours of Identity
A painter of both serene and troubled Buddhist icons refines his art on a journey that takes him from Lhasa to London.
On a freezing Sunday evening in January, I journeyed out to Bethnal Green in London’s East End to see Gonkar Gyatso’s work-in-progress at his small studio above a working-men’s club. He was busy building a model for one half of his submission to the main, curated group exhibition…