I Made Djirna
Born in Kedewatan, Ubud, Bali in 1957, Made Djirna graduated from the Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta in 1985. Returning from Bali he then joined Sanggar Dewata Indonesia (SDI), an artist collective that influenced the development of painting arts practices in the 80ís-90ís in Bali. In his paintings, he considers a lot of symbolic aspects apart from the formal visual art formal work, especially the colors and textures. He also loves to collect various unique objects in his studio and parts of them he uses as elements in his artworks. Several times he also created three dimensional works, such as terracotta sculpture, stones painted and arranged in such a way. His works titled Penculikan Shinta (2014) is a series of paintings based on the theme of classic saga Ramayana. In the painting, the configuration of figures, creatures, animals, and other elements are arranged in tight layers, in a combination of various traditional Balinese painting style like the Ubud and the Batuan. I Made Djirna exhibited in Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore, in 2013: Versus - Indonesian Contemporary Art, Mizuma Art Gallery, Singapore. He also had exhibited in Gajah Gallery Singapore, and the National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.