Nyoman Erawan

Born in Sukawati, Bali, 1958, Nyoman Erawan studied and graduated from Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta. He resides and works in his hometown until today. Apart from painting Erawan is also active in theatre, which lead to a variety of artworks, including performance art and installation, and other experimentations. "Dancing With The Shadows" is a series of paintings that were part of a solo exhibition in Bentara Budaya Bali and Sheraton Jakarta last year, combined with an installation work titled "Cosmic Dance" (2016-2018) in mixed media. According to Erawan, the poetic dimensions of his paintings are stated no to describe a representation of the seen world that we normally experience, they are an actual expression to represent the unseen feeling and creative power he lives in, in relation with the sense and power of the audience. Through the works of Erawan, various symbols of religious culture surrounding him are elaborated in harmony and does not seem to clash. Among the awards he had received are: The Best Art Painting Award at 35 Years Indonesian Academy of Art Celebration, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, The Best Art Painting Award at The Third Dies Natalis of Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and Lempad Prize for Painting from Sanggar Dewata Indonesia.
ARTWORK
Cosmic Dance
400 x 400 x 400 cm | Mixed media | 2018
Dancing With The Shadows #7a,7b,7c
200 x 500 cm (triptych) | Mixed media on canvas | 2018
Dancing With The Shadows #6a,6b
200 x 400 cm (diptych) | Mixed media on canvas | 2018