Popularly known as Bap Rinchen; is the founder of Datog Art Gallery, Bhutan. Bap Rinchen is actively engaged in coordinating art exhibitions, art camps and art educational programs to raise the standards of art appreciation in our society. He has held several exhibitions in the sub continent.
Rinchen underwent his apprenticeship attachment with local traditional artists from the Institute of Language and Cultural Studies, Simtokha, Thimphu. Bab Rinchen’s interests are teaching and tutoring students and young artists in Bhutan; promoting Bhutanese contemporary art and studying art history.
Educated in Thimphu, Bhutan, I followed high school graduation with an apprenticeship for local artists at the institute of language and cultural studies in Thimphu. In 1998 I jointed VAST Bhutan (voluntary artist’s studio of Thimphu) and became a fulltime volunteer and tutor.
I have actively participated in domestic group art exhibitions and events since 1999 and internationally in Bangladesh, India, Japan, Malaysia, S.Korea , Singapore and the U.S.A
In 2008 I and a group of young artists founded Datog art gallery in Thimphu to foster traditional artisans/craftsmen as well as contemporary art practitioners and art enthusiasts at various levels. As contemporary art is relatively new in Bhutan I am actively engaged in coordinating art exhibitions, art camps and art educational programs to raise the standards of art appreciation in our society.