2012     Yishen, Abandon the Body

Yishen 1 Acrylic on canvas 91 x 138 cm

Yishen 2 Acrylic on canvas 89 x 138 cm

Yishen 3 Acrylic on canvas

Yishen 5 Acrylic on canvas

Yishen 6 Acrylic on canvas

Yishen 8a Acrylic on canvas 89 x 138 cm

Yishen 9 Acrylic on canvas

Yishen 12 Acrylic on canvas 89 x 138 cm

Yishen 15a Acrylic on canvas 98 x 138 cm

Sonam Dolma has been working for two years on "Yishen". This is a Chinese word, which the Tibetan-born artist has chosen for her latest cycle of paintings. It means "leaving one's body". For this very personal work, the artist has engaged intensively with the self-immolations in her native country.