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Nortse (aka. Norbu Tsering) was born in Lhasa, Tibet in 1963. He studied oil and ink painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in Tianjin, and the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, 1980-1990. Nortse concluded his formal art training at Tibet University in 1991. Nortse is part of an exciting generation of Tibetan artists who repurpose traditional Tibetan motifs to confront the erosion of Tibetan culture and its “redevelopment” under Chinese hegemony. His work deals with universal issues which are as relevant to Lhasa and the rest of the world: global warming, environmental degradation, overpopulation, and the desire to form one’s own identity in a world of mass media and eroding local culture and tradition. Nortse lives and works in Lhasa, Tibet.
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