Precision, Poise & Passion : The Art of Nyoman Wirdana

Somewhere.... Over the Rainbow I
2017 – 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Precision, Poise & Passion : The Art of Nyoman Wirdana

28 January - 2 February 2020

One East Asia celebrates her 10th Anniversary in 2020. We are excited & proud to kick off our celebratory programme by featuring 11 exquisite works by Nyoman Wirdana's (b. 1976) that took 10 years in the making.

Artist extraordinaire Wirdana is a true artist in every sense. At a very young age, he left his rural village on the north coast of Bali and went to learn painting in Ubud, the cultural center of Bali. For the young artist, the struggle to find the artist within himself was a long and arduous journey of many years and one that he continues to travel. And yet, at this point in his development, one could hardly imagine what he could do to better his art. So constant is his process of development, each succeeding painting is more complex than the one before. So intricate is his process of meticulous layering of overlapping colours and the self-imposed coded method he employs to keep track of the different colours - the closest comparison would be like the making of a tapestry hanging only instead of threads he uses oil paint in some instances covering minute spaces which eventually becomes the entire composition. Consequently, it is not surprising, a painting will take him months and sometimes more than a year to complete. Here is an artist who cannot be rushed and enjoys the process of creativity too much to have it end.

We are also proud to inform, Wirdana's "Dance of the Shiva" is in the permanent collection of the Neka Fine Art Museum in Bali, Indonesia.

A scholarly e-catalogue accompanies this collection.

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Dates : 28 January - 2 February 2020

Venue :
One East Asia at Tebesaya Gallery
Jl. Jatayu, Banjar Tebesaya
Peliatan, Ubud
Bali, Indonesia