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Frans Nadjira

Frans Nadjira
Frans Nadjira (1942- ; Makassar / Ujung Pandang South Sulawesi) studied briefly at the Akademi Seni Lukis Indonesia (ASLI, Art Academy of Indonesia) in Makassar (Ujung Pandang), South Sulawesi. His paintings are colorful and lyrical expressions of nature with deep, philosophical meaningss. he also writes contemporary Indonesian poetry and short stories.
  Title : Deep Sea Fish Yearn For Light
  Artist : Frans Nadjira
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 56 x 65 cm
  Year : 1995

A monstrous fish, with a huge eye and bulging belly, swims deep in the sea. It looks up to a glimmer of light and seems to wish to be nearer the surface where it is warm. In spite of the cold underwater setting, bright warm colors flow throughout the work.

Gift of Arie Smit (Bali)