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I Nyoman Gunarsa

I Nyoman Gunarsa
I Nyoman Gunarsa (1994- ; Banda, Klungkung, Bali) is a graduate of the Akademi Seni Rupa Indonesia (ASRI, Indonesian Academy of Fine Arts) in Yogyakarta, central Java, where he also was a lecturer for many years. In 1970 he helped establish the Sanggar Dewata Indonesia (Superior Indonesian Art Studio) for contemporary Indonesia Art. Gunarsa was an invited artist for the “Art of Bali” exhibitions at the East-West Center in Honolulu Hawaii, in1998. He established the Museum Seni Lukis Kontemporer Indonesia (Museum of Contemporary Indonesian Painting) in Yogyakarta in 1989, and the Museum Seni Lukis Klasik Bali (Museum of Classical Balinese Painting) in Klungkung in 1994. His expressionistic style works feature offerings, dancers, and wayang (puppets). award : Dharma Kusuma (Bali, 1994). Collections : Museum Nasional (Jakarta, Indonesia), East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii). Exhibitions : British Council (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1971), International Young Artists (New York, U.S.A., 1973), East-West Center (Honolulu, 1998,) Festival of Indonesia (U.S.A., 1990-1992), Gate Foundation (Amsterdam, Holland, 1993), Singapore Art Museum (1994), Museum Nasional (Jakarta, 1995), Center for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta , 1996), Indonesia-Japan Friendship festival (Morioka, Tokyo, 1997).
  Title : Three Dancers
  Artist : I Nyoman Gunarsa
  Media : Oil on canvas
  Size : 120 x 135 cm
  Year : 1981
The colorful costumes of Balinese dancers are transformed into decorative patterns on the figures and in the background. A man faces two women in a non-narrative scene, for specific characters are not the focus of the work. Instead, the emphasis is placed upon color and design, a depersonalization and secularization of ancient mythological figures into modern, purely decorative forms.