Grosvenor Gallery is delighted to be showing for the first time in the UK, new paintings by Bhutanese artist, Zimbiri (b. 1991). The exhibition will take place during Asian Art in London's East Asian Art week from 30th October and will extend till the 20th November 2020. There will be a late-night viewing on Sunday, 1st November from 6-9pm.
There will be an online zoom Q&A session with Zimbiri and Dr. Zehra Jumabhoy on Friday, 30 October 2020 at 12pm GMT. Click HERE to register for the talk.
Zimbiri is also the subject of our most recent episode of 'A Life In Art'. See the Podcast tab at the top of the page.
The body of paintings that have been selected for the show are from Zimbiri's 'Tiger' series. The tiger for her is a symbol with multiple connotations and mythic references. Not only does it exude strength and power, but fragility, and precariousness in the complex dynamics between man and nature.
“In this particular series, I am using a tiger motif, which was inspired by the nature of cats. I remember reading this quote once that described the difference between cats and dogs. How the nature of dogs is to believe that the humans who feed them and look after them are gods; whereas the nature of cats is to believe they themselves are gods. We admire the characteristics of dogs: loyal, obedient and loving. But I am beginning to admire the characteristics of cats as well: independent, proud and adaptable. It was with this in mind that I decided to use the tiger, the king of cats, as a motif for my collection."