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Kay It Tanaya

Kay It Tanaya
Description:
Kay It Tanaya (1938-1977; Tabanan, Bali), better known as Kay It, created many new variations on traditiona Balinese forms by transforming them into modern symbols and retaining their essential characters. A self-taught artist, his use of line, color, and design transformed ordinary abjects and figures into delightful works of art. Kay It was a very versatile artist who created paintings with textured surfaces, terracota figures, and batiks with a fresh and naive spontaneity.Exhibitions: Hawksburn Arts Workshop (Melbourne, Autralia, 1973), Solander Gallery (Canberra, Autralia, 1974), Galeri Santi (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1995).
  Title : Two Girls
  Artist : Kay It Tanaya
  Media : Acrylic on paper
  Size : 70 x 62 cm
  Year : 1976
Description:
The simple forms and strong lines of the stylized figures are reinforced by the limited colors in this graphic work. Their facial expressions are intense and each girl looks in a defferent direction with her large, dark eyes. the closeness of their bodies are a single form and unites them together, however.