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I Made Djirna

I Made Djirna
Description:
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)
Description:
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.