丹之寶Tansbao BhutanArt Gallery成立於2018年6月，創辦人為前非凡新聞台財經主播暨主持人呂若潔女士，在一次前往不丹採訪的機緣下，接觸不丹當代藝術，深受其創新形式及豐厚的文化底蘊所感動，歷時三年，與不丹最大當代藝術中心VAST BhutanArt Gallery達成策略聯盟，致力推廣不丹當代藝術，企圖為亞洲當代藝術市場寫下不一樣的藝術觀點。
丹之寶代理多位風格獨具的不丹當代藝術家，包括不丹當代藝術之父Asha Kama，以及多位具市場潛力的新銳藝術家，如Pema Tshering(TintinDorjee)、Pema Gyeltshen、S. BishwaⅡ、Tshering Wangchuk……等。
While we reach out beyond borders to explore a different kind of landscape against the current backdrop of contemporary art, we find the treasure of art that expresses the spirit of our time, hidden in the “Land of Thunder Dragon,” Bhutan.
Tansbao BhutanArt Gallery was founded by Ms. Jill Lu, the former anchor and show host at the news station of Unique Satellite TV Network, in June, 2018. In a trip to Bhutan covering news story, Ms. Lu had a chance to appreciate Bhutan’s contemporary art and was genuinely touched by its form of creativity and profound cultural heritage. Throughout her efforts for three years, Ms. Lu finally established a strategic alliance with VAST Bhutan Art Gallery, Bhutan’s prestigious contemporary art center, aiming at promoting Bhutan’s contemporary art so as to lay down an alternative point of view for Asia’s contemporary art.
Tansbao represents quite a few Bhutanese modern artists who individually have their own unique styles, one of whom is Asha Kama, the pioneer and torchbearer of the contemporary art of Bhutan. Others include emerging artists full of great potential, such as Pema Tshering (TintinDorjee), Pema Gyeltshen, S. BishwaⅡ, and Tshering Wangchuk, and more.
Tansbao strives for promoting Bhutan’s contemporary art and commits to exploring the international art market. In addition to curating art exhibitions, we actively participate in international art expositions and biennials so that our artists can be widely known and further collected by museums, private enterprises and renowned collectors from home and abroad. Going forward, we expect to see this hidden treasure of Bhutan – its contemporary art – would catch the eye of art lovers around the globe and become a distinguishing Asian feature appreciated by many. We also hope we will be able to reach out to and establish exchanges with more art lovers so that we can share the diverse perspectives of the contemporary art.