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I Wayan Sika

I Wayan Sika
I Wayan Sika (1949- ; Silakarang, Gianyar, Bali) studied at the Akademi Seni Rupa Indonesia (ASRI, Indonesian Academy of Fine Arts) in Yogyakarta, Central Java. Form and composition are essential to his abstract works, while balance and spirituality create deeper levels of meaning. The focus shifts from common representational forms and bold geometric patterns drawn from the rich culture, religion, and philosophy of Bali. Sika is a teacher at Sekolah Menengah Seni Rupa (SMSR, High School of Fine Art) in Ubud and at Sekolah Seni Rupa Indonesia (SSRI, Indonesian School of Fine Art) in Batubulan, Gianyar. he helped establish the contemporary Sanggar Dewata Indonesia (Superior Indonesia Art Studio) in 1970. Sika has been invited several times to Basel, Switzerland. Collections : Museum fur Volkerkunde (Basel, Switzerland). Exhibitions : Lotus Art Gallery (Rotterdam, Holland, 1992), Museum fur Volkerkunde (basel, 1993, 1995-1996).
  Title : Kintamani
  Artist : I Wayan Sika
  Media : Oil on canvas diptych
  Size : 90 x 90 cm each
  Year : 1995
Donated by Dr Urs Ramseyer (basel Museum of Ethnology, Switzerland)
The village of Kintamani sits on the rim of the great volcanic caldera of mount Gunung Batur. The climate is cold, with thick clouds rolling in almost daily in the late afternoon. The colors in this abstract painting reflect the misty atmosphere in addition to the bleakness of the landscape with blackened lava flows from eruptions of the active volcano.