Gaya Gallery Fusion of Senses will explore the artistic concepts and works of 10 leading contemporary artists in a month-long exhibition designed to educate the public to the concepts that drive artists to create their works.
The accumulated works of 10 artists will be displayed with the written concept behind each work displayed next to it. The goal of the exhibit is to leave the public with a deeper appreciation and understanding of art and its role in our lives.
The artists participating in the exhibit:
• Filippo Sciascia - an Italian painter born in Palma Di Montechiaro, Italy in 1972. Having exhibited in both Bali and his native Italy, he has been living in Ubud for several years using high tech tools as a way to present his art.
• Peter Dittmar - born in 1945 in Munich Germany. A student at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich and later a teacher at the same academy, he moved to Bali in 1982. He has conducted exhibitions throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Brazil, Hong-Kong, Australia, Singapore and Indonesia. With Zen like simplicity, his compositions rely on harmony and context to convey an aesthetic, while textures provide the surprise.
• Made Wianta born in Tabanan in 1949 into a Hindu family. Wianta's artistic focus is on the geometrical compositions characterized by dominants triangles, representations of the cosmological order in Hindu religion. Decorative icons and sub icons derived from temple or ceremonial patterns are juxtaposed with the triangles resulting in very full composition.
• Murni - a self-taught artist born in Tabanan in 1966, her works are inspired by the story of her life. The problems of marriage form a central theme of her works. The body becomes the representation of her biography.
• Wayan Karja - born in Ubud, Bali in 1965, he has been painting since the age of 10 years. A former student of art history at Udayana University, he was influenced by Western art techniques with his works incorporating elements of Impressionism and Post Impressionism. In 1997 Karja spent 2 years in the U.S.A. where he refined his artistic style. His work is a collaboration between Balinese and Western cultures.
• Pablo Gentile - born in New York City in 1951, he studied art history, theatrical design and painting at the University of New York before traveling in Europe, Middle East, India, Tibet, China, Nepal, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, South America, Africa and Australia. Moving to Bali in 1980, Pablo found the space where he could digest his many years on the road developing a distinctive style as an artist.
• Alfi - born in West Sumatra in 1973, he studied at Fine Art School (SMSR) Yogyakarta graduating in 1993. He continued his studies at the Faculty of fine Art and Design of Indonesia Art Institute in Yogyakarta (1999). His paintings are compelling and reflect the artist's creativity. In 1998, he won the best painting award from the Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta.
• Andrew Wellman born in Melbourne, Australia in 1966. He commenced traveling around the world in 1986 before finally settling in Ubud in 1998. Andrew works in a variety of mediums such as pop acrylics, dirty charcoals, rich oils and also print.
• Wolfgang born in Germany in 1954, he studied the Renaissance painting technique with Prof. Ernst Fuchs (Vienna) and Salvador Dali (Cadaques) for 5 years. He has conducted exhibitions in Europe, Asia and also Australia.
The Exhibition Operates 5 – 31 March 2004. It is open daily at the Gaya Fusion of Senses located in Ubud at Sayan Terrace.
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