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I Made Sumadiyasa

I Made Sumadiyasa
I Made Sumadiyasa (1971- ; Langlanglinggah, Tabanan, Bali), better known as Made, studied at the Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI, Indonesia Institute of the Arts) in Yogyakarta, Central Java. His abstract expressionistic works show the universal aspects of Balinese culture and philosophy. He focuses on movement and color to bring out the spiritual essence of his subject. Made was the first Indonesian Artist invited to participate in the prestigious Art Asia international fine arts exhibition held in Hong Kong in 1995. Award: McDonald’s Mataram Award (ISI, Yogyakarta, 1994). Exhibitions: Museum Nasional (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1995), Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (1995), Center for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, 1996), Indonesia-Japan Friendship Festival (Morioka, Tokyo, 1997), Bamboo Gallery, Komaneka Fine Art Gallery, Neka Art Museum (Ubud, Bali, 1998).
  Title : Divine Power Of The Great Warriors
  Artist : I Made Sumadiyasa
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 147 x 118 cm
  Year : 1993 (gift of the artist)
Baris are men’s warrior dances performed only during sacred rituals in Bali. Wearing peaked headdresses, keris (daggers), and bands of colorful cloth, their powerful movements exorcise evil and summon the deities down to earth where they are worshhiped by humans. Triangles evoke their crowns and are symbolic of mountains and the magic energy directed by the dancers up to the heavens. Blue, orange, and yellow drip down from the sky, representing the majestic descent of the deities in response to the divine power of the warriors.