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丹之寶藝廊座落於台北市中心精華地段的大直明水路,於此展開下一階段的藝術之旅。

丹之寶藝廊座落於台北市中心精華地段的大直明水路,於此展開下一階段的藝術之旅。

創辦人呂若潔曾任職於新聞台,並擔任財經新聞主播以及節目製作人多年,在一趟曾經前往不丹的採訪中,偶然與不丹藝術相遇,這個機緣使我們開始探究當代藝術及其對生命的意義。我們不斷地重訪這個位於喜馬拉雅山腳下,仙境般與世隔絕的小國,求知若渴地認識關於不丹的一切。而創辦人十年來的影音媒體從業經驗,讓我們能游刃有餘地將畫廊推向現下流行的數位潮流。

丹之寶從2018年開始,持續透過各式展覽策畫及重要藝博會推廣不丹藝術後,不丹藝術家及作品在國際藝壇的能見度逐漸提升,並廣獲各界肯定。除此之外,丹之寶更希望讓世人透過已奠定藝術地位,或正在崛起的不丹藝術家的觀點與視角,看見這個有著悠久傳統的國家,如何生機蓬勃的迎向未來,反映出時代的更迭與延續,而不僅是將不丹藝術視為佛教藝術的延續。

丹之寶獨家代理了許多才華洋溢的藝術家,如不丹當代藝術之父Asha Kama,雖然有超群的唐卡畫藝,但他對藝術的永恆探索,是去理解靈性於現代生活的關聯與流動,並不能只用佛教的渡世觀點概括其創作。屬於年輕世代的Gyempo Wangchuk,曾在不丹的全國唐卡競賽奪冠,以其技藝精湛的唐卡技法,表現出他對當今世界眾多議題的豐富哲思,並揉合敏銳而變幻萬千的幽默感、象徵與觀察。此外,Tintin Pema Tshering、Pema Gyeltsen、S. Biswa II,以及其他多位代理合作藝術家,也都各自展現了不丹藝術的豐富面貌。

不丹當代藝術促使丹之寶萌芽茁壯,我們秉持推廣不丹當代藝術的初衷,開設實體畫廊空間,致力於開創更多可能性,讓各界人士能夠在畫廊空間進行面對面的交流,將原本放在心中的感受與藝術相互連結。「靈性」向來是丹之寶的展覽主軸,未來也將持續關注並推廣,以佛教觀點探索智慧與生活的各國當代藝術家作品,特別關注是同樣位於華語世界的中國、香港、台灣。

然而,藝術無法與社會脫節。此刻的當下,永遠是最好的時代也是最壞的時代。丹之寶將持續透過更多樣的展覽企劃向世界發聲,並與藝術家共同攜手關注重要議題,期能展現藝術作為人文科技先鋒的角色。以畫廊空間做為平台,展示並分享藝術家對這個世界的思索與關切,透過藝術品帶給每一位即將與丹之寶見面的觀眾。丹之寶期望能將我們獨具風格的藝術品帶入現代居家空間,使人們在與藝術共居的生活環境中,與其產生共鳴與連結。丹之寶誠摯邀您共行,與我們一同踏上這趟藝術之旅!

About Tansbao

Located both in the heart of busy Taipei and with a gallery space on the street front in the Taipei art district, Tansbao Gallery has enthusiastically launched into the next phase of its artistic adventure.

Tansbao’s, or Ms. Jill Lu’s, foray into art is purely serendipitous. It grew out of a fated encounter she had with Bhutan and its art in her days as a media professional. Many years ago, she went for an interview and there she began her exploration of contemporary art and what it means to bring art to lives. Fascinated by what she saw, Jill returned over and over again to this far, landlocked and fairy tale like small country in the Himalayas to learn about its shapes and colours. Her ten years of experience in media gives her an insightful approach to communication, putting the gallery on the cutting edge of current digital needs.

Since 2018, Bhutanese artworks appeared more frequently in international exhibitions and art fairs due to Tansbao’s efforts. The gallery has successfully presented exhibitions of Bhutan art across spaces and important fairs, contributing to its recognition. What the gallery has brought forth is more than a veneer of timelessness and exoticness. It is also about a country with long-rooted traditions actively moving forward towards its future under the perceptive and sensible eyes of its artists, established and emerging alike, reflecting on changes and continuity. To view Bhutan’s art as a mere inheritance of Buddhist votive imagery would be too simplistic.

We find many talented artists represented exclusively by Tansbao Gallery. There is Asha Kama, whose artistic exploration is a perpetual quest to understand the relevance and fluidity of spirituality in modern life and can not be summarized directly into Buddha’s compassionate gaze, even though his mastery is indisputable. In the younger generation, Gyempo Wangchuk proves to be a prolific thinker about current world issues and represents them with meticulous thangka techniques and materials, though never foregoing his sharp and phantasmagorical sense of humour, symbolism, and observation. Parallel journeys have been undertaken by Tintin Pema Tshering, Pema Gyeltsen, S. Bishwa II and more.

The art of Bhutan sparked the budding Tansbao, and it is now moving forward with the same freshness and candour into its role as an art gallery undertaking new possibilities in a physical space. A gallery surpasses just theory in its inter activeness with people from all walks of life, trying to make sense of the magic of connections with art’s power in mind. Spirituality is an important thematic explored throughout Tansbo’s exhibitions and will continue to be so. Centered around Buddhism, a longstanding and tensile heritage about wisdom and living, Tansbao will also focus on displaying other modern Buddhist artworks, especially that of artists from the Chinese speaking world, including China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. It is an international tradition that is constantly renewing itself with metamorphosing expressions, hence its eternal appeal to human heart.

Nevertheless, art is never separated from the society we live in. It is always the best of times and the worst times, and we should never cease to reflect upon what surrounds us and humanity as an integral part of a bigger context. It is also Tansbao’s objective to carry that message as it develops an increasingly varied program. Hand in hand with artists, we hope to focus on issues that matter, where our care could demonstrate that art is a human and cutting edge science. The gallery will be a platform to display artists’ speculations and concerns about the world we live in and share with each other, and to bring that inkling to visitors that come to us upon their path.

Nor is art far removed from our lives. It is the pleasure and drive to live with artworks that launched Tansbao on this challenging journey, and with this joy we wish to bring new and thoughtful works into homes. Art is an extension of the mind and should resonate in a space dear to everyone. One of the gallery’s main objectives is to bring into modern homes artworks that can live in symbiosis with it, creating resonance and provoking thoughts in a living environment. We look forward to having you on this expedition!

歡迎蒞臨 丹之寶 Tansbao Gallery

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