Last week saw the opening of Tibetan master painter Pema Rinzin’s first New York solo show Compassion Transformed at the Joshua Liner Gallery, and the sizable crowd in attendance couldn’t have been more impressed with what they saw. The entire gallery was filled with a varied yet consistent body of abstract paintings on canvas and paper, each exploding with vibrant colors and detailed patterns that must be experienced in person to be fully appreciated. Rinzin’s work comprised several groups of paintings: from the Peace and Energy series, which resemble beautiful intertwined fabrics, to the Water series, which call to mind floating waterfalls flowing through clouds, to the Lost Portrait series, which represent abstracted male and female figures.

See all the images from the opening after the jump.