Tashi Norbu is an independent -Tibetan born- contemporary artist with the Belgian citizenship and who lives and works in The Netherlands. He completed his art studies in the western world at the Saint Lucas Academy of Visual Arts in Ghent, Belgium.
In the mean time, Tashi Norbu, has developed into an allround and versatile contemporary artist. His art, however, still shows the fundamentals/basics of his background - Tibet and Buddhism - combined with strong influences from western art forms, western ideas and modern time's icons.
Since 1st June 2017 , the Museum of Contemporary Tibetan Art in Emmen, Holland, is open to the public. Showing, displaying, preserving, and promoting the Artistic, Cultural and Historical matters of Tibetan Art, coming from the roof of the world, to embrace the West. Tashi Norbu’s and Team's aim, this Museum to be the cradle of Tibetan Art; and this is everyone’s Museum with a continuing activity, projects and displays.
Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
2011 Building a large iron Buddha statue (welded iron rods, aluminum sheets and iron threads) of 5 x 6 meters . - Sculpture made by Tashi Norbu?
This Buddha is now permanently installed on the crossroad to Secretariat Patna, the capital of Bihar State. The statue belongs to the collection of Bihar State and the Gandhi Museum.
2016 Sep 22 : Tashi Norbu celebrates the successful installation of the Silver Buddha at the National Museum (Tropen) in The Netherlands, Amsterdam, as the e-mail sent by museum's coordinator says:
" ... the opening of the exhibition went exceedingly well yesterday, not least due to the marvellous presence of Be the Flower, Not the Bee."
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Friends and Supporters,
It is with pleasure to announce that the Sculpture of URBAN BUDDHA “Be the Flower Not the Bee” 15ft is happily installed at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Roosevelt Rd., at Grand Park/Skate Park, Chicago. This piece of Art is a spiritual manifestation in the spheres of spiritual interchange of resonance between people. It represents the communication with the Universe sending a message of awareness about environmental issues on Earth as well as a message of spiritual awakening derived by Nature.
Please support our efforts for the maintenance and conservation of the Sculpture, through your kind donation. Any donation will be highly appreciated due to enormous expenses to prolong the Sculpture exposure at the Grand Park. Your generosity will be a way to participating in keeping our message to the world alive!
We are pleased to reward you upon your kind donation of $5, $10, $50, $100, $150, $250, $500 &
$1000, with the following prizes:
$5 : 2 post cards Tashi Norbu Art.
$10: a 8"x10 " inches Tashi Norbu Poster "Urban Buddha".
$50: a 16"x20" inches Tashi Norbu Artprint "Urban Buddha" .
$100: a "20x30" inches A signed Tashi Norbu ArtPrint "Urban Buddha"
$250: a "20x30 " inches a signed Tashi Norbu ArtPrint Painting of your preference.
$500: a 20"x30" -discount coupon- for purchasing a Tashi Norbu Painting.
$1000: a 20"x30" -discount coupon- for purchasing a Tashi Norbu smaller scale of Sculpture "Urban Buddha" for indoors and outdoors exposure.
Methods of Payment: by deposit into the account
Tashi Norbu Fifth third Bank - 7978946981, Routing number - 063109935
or by wire transfer - 042000314
by PayPal, Credit Card, Debit Card.
Urban Buddha: Be the flower, not the bee.
2016 - Reclaimed/Repurposed Treated Lumber - 10' x 12' x 14’ Courtesy of the Grant Park Conservancy/Advisory Council; the Artist; North Branch Management, Chicago; Relise Depot, Maywood
The reclaimed wood used to create this sculpture sends a message to viewers about harmful environmental issues such as deforestation, palm oil production, and global warming happening in the artist’s home country of Tibet and around the world. The artwork was created collaboratively by local and international artists, symbolizing nations coming together to work towards a better future.
“There is no better teacher than nature itself. We can learn everything from nature and its creation.” -Tashi Norbu, www.tashinorbu.com
A collaboration among the Chicago Park District, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the Grant Park Conservancy/Advisory Council
Tibetan contemporary artist Tashi Norbu's 'Urban Buddha' 15 ft sculpture in Grant Park Chicago .
"Visual communication and image representation, with emphasis on Artistic culture of Tibet across the globe".