The art is not only an expression of the soul that can create a delight, but also a medium to establish a sense of friendship and even fraternity. It is evidenced by ten artists consisting of five artists from Bali and five artists from Batu, Malang. They do not only collaborate in the work through
The art is not only an expression of the soul that can create a delight, but also a medium to establish a sense of friendship and even fraternity. It is evidenced by ten artists consisting of five artists from Bali and five artists from Batu, Malang. They do not only collaborate in the work through a joint exhibition, but also foster a sense of togetherness.
Just have a look at their action in the exhibition entitled ‘B to B # 2’ at Komaneka Fine Art Gallery, Ubud. This joint exhibition is the continuation of the B to B # 1 exhibition that previously took place at Raos Batu Gallery, Malang, on April 29, 2017. “The exhibition shows the friendship among the artists from two geographical areas continuously rolling out in the spirit and frame of creativity,” said I Nyoman Sujana Kenyem, representing his friends.
This second exhibition presents 20 works of art where each participant displays their latest works. The exhibition itself was opened by Pande Wayan Suteja Neka on Saturday (Dec. 23) and will last for a month until January 23, 2018. Balinese artists participating in the exhibition include Nyoman Sujana Kenyem, Putu Sudiana Bonuz, Nyoman Diwarupa, I Wayan Suastama and I Ketut Kabul Suasana. Meanwhile, the artists of Batu are Bambang BP, Hery Catur Prasetya, Isa Anssory, Rifa’i and Suwandi Waeng.
I Made Susanta Dwitanaya, who acted as the curator, said the exhibition can be read as a moment that brings together the ideas of each artist from two different regions: Bali and Batu. The exhibition proved the ten artists show off their passion and awareness to keep moving and fostering their togetherness in creative works together.
Nyoman Sujana Kenyem displays his latest works featuring the objects of tree branches. What Kenyem presents is the expression of the cycle of nature and the life cycle itself. Meanwhile, Wayan Suastama departs from the most elementary case of the fine art of the line. He also presents female figures in his work which symbolically poses an expression of the problem of nature.
Then, Ketut Suasana aka Kabul presents the works dominated by latest natural phenomena that occur in Bali such as Mount Agung eruption. Kabul’s works depart from a traditional drawing in which the line elements become dominant and often present symbols of duality of the nature itself, while Putu Sudiana comes with abstract works. Another artist, Diwarupa, highlights the works departing from a formalistic tendency.
The question of duality between the natural and the artificial is presented in the works of Isa Ansori. Suwandi Waeng presents the works inspired by plastic waste, while Bambang BP with drawing works on paper, Heri Catur Prasetya features drawing techniques as visual language choice and Rifa’i expresses abstract works. (BTN/015)