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Visual Symphonies

‘Visual Symphonies’ – Paintings by Erizal AS at Ganesha Gallery – Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay August 2 – October 1, 2012

(6/18/2012) The sensory stimulations of sight and sound have traditionally vied for pre-eminence, one over the other. In his latest exhibition. Sumatran artist, Erizal AS explores the common ground shared by these two senses.

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The connection between the visual and musical arts is well documented. Numerous artists not only paint while listening to music but are also influenced by it. The connection between the two can be traced back to the unity of music, dance and rituals in the ancient arts. The visual beauty of Balinese dance, for example, is unthinkable without music. So, too, when we hear music we can visualize the accompanying dance and vice a versa.

Although Erizal AS'  current works are ostensibly abstract, they are clearly inspired by the exuberant beauty of flowers. Bursting with color and life they twist and turn gracefully like dancers. Some like Symphony #1 are positively explosive. In comparison, others like still closed blossoms are subtle but full of excitement to come. Together they create a magnificent feast comparable to Ludwig Beethoven's 6th Symphony in F major "Pastoral" - a tone poem inspired by nature.

Erizal, a graduate and lecturer at Yogyakarta's prestigious Academy of the Arts (ISI), has perfected a technique of layering color on his canvasses with bold quick stokes that create movement and depth. This powerful groundwork is strengthened by the judicious use of black lines.

A native of West Sumatra, Erizal has won numerous awards and exhibited nationally and internationally for over 15 years.

Visual Symphonies
An Exhibition by Eirzal AS

Ganesha Gallery
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bali
August 2 – October 1, 2012
Open daily fro 9:00 am until 6:00 pm