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I Made Djirna

I Made Djirna
I Made Djirna (1957- ; Kedewatan, Gianyar, Bali) studied at the Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI, Indonesian Institute of the Arts) in Yogyakarta, Central Java. A very versatile artist, his works range from pure abstraction to simplified figures inspired by primitive art. He has been invited twice to Basel, Switzerland. Collections : Singapore Art Museum, The Northern Territory Meseum of Art and Sciences (Darwin, Australia), Museum Fur Volkerkunde (Basel, Switzerland). Exhibitions : The Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences (1989), Lotus Art Gallery (Rotterdam, Holland, 1992), Art Center 9Guam, U.S.A., 1993), Museum fur Volkerkunde (Basel, 1993, 1995-1996), Singapore Art Museum (1994), Pica Art Gallery (Perth, Australia, 1995), Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery (Owed Sound, Canada, 1995), Komaneka Fine Art Gallery (Ubud, Bali, 1996-1997).
  Title : Memory Of The Past
  Artist : I Made Djirna
  Media : Mixed media
  Size : 131 x 141 cm
  Year : 1995 (gift of the artist)
The strong figures and earthy colors are reminders of the past when life was simpler, based on agriculture and living with the land. Three figures of a male, female, and child represent the family. They ride a fantasy animal, somewhat like cattler or buffalo, but with four horns and a curious openmouthed and expression. There is innocence in the naive figures, yet a strong ritualistic feeling is present.