Widely respected contemporary Balinese artist Wayan Karja has adopted a blue theme for his exhibition "Blue of Karja" at the Gaya Fusion of Senses Gallery in Ubud from April 9 through May 25, 2004.
A teacher at the Indonesian Institute of Arts (ISI) in Denpasar since 1990, Wayan Karja has also traveled, exhibited, studied and taught in the U.S.A. and Europe.
Karja's latest blue period is a departure from his past works - largely expressed in hues of red, yellow and orange.
According to the Artist: "This planet is dominated by blue. To think about blue for me is to think about wholeness, fullness, circle, loops, space without limit, as far as I can imagine, the universe. Blue sky and ocean, mountain and lake accompany me everywhere I go. I feel not alone, look to the sky, look to the water, feel the breeze ... these are my partners everywhere I stay. Like everything, blue also has a negative shadow. Blue can make me feel lost or alone. I need to be aware to turn it into a warmer and more positive direction to maintain a balance."
The Gaya Gallery Fusion of Senses is located on Jalan Raya Sayan, along Ubud's Sayan Ridge. For more information telephone the gallery at ++62-(0)361-979252.
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