Sawidji Comes Home
Sawidji Comes Home is a celebration of our new home in the historic part of Plawa Denpasar, with a collection of works from our artist collective. A wonderful exposition of dynamic, multi-disciplinary creative voices.
Sawidji Comes Home. The collection of works represented here are the offerings of art from our artist family. With no curation of thematic parameters our exhibition Sawidji Comes Home celebrates the diversity of creative expression and our appreciation of art’s universality.
We celebrate each individual passion, fixation, obsession, compulsion of each artist that is at the core of their creative drive. What compels them to create in this pure and selfless way. As artists we go through such a personal and intimate process, often filled with some form of struggle in the self, only to give birth to the physical form of an idea. This in itself is a wonder, a powerful seed that nourishes arts’ growth.
In seeing each piece, we are seeing an intimate, significant part of each of our friends here in Sawidji. Sawidji Comes Home is opened by the beautifully wise words of Dr. Mas Ruscitadewi, who dedicated this poem to Sawidji.
A True Seed
A seed that grows
In a riot of complete love
A poisonous word
One soul, thousands of bodies
Incarnate the hope of happiness
The work’s intention is meaningful
Bajra sound padma guna dharma
A piece of myself
United to be
The earth’s energy is fragrant
From a true holy conscience
Welcome, to the brilliant times, let’s have a toastMas Ruscitadewi
The following pieces are presented in the artists alphabetical order.
This is perhaps a result of my observation of how people view trees. When they walk past, it’s as though they have just walked past an ordinary lamppost. It is as though it is an inanimate object that they dont respect at all. A Tree is breathing and alive.. and a living part of the universe. In ancient times Trees were extremely respected and valued. Many trees are considered sacred.
I try to capture a feeling or to illustrate something that looks at trees differently. So people can’t help but look at it closely again. Perhaps to be closer to trees. This is the bark of a tree, the living skin of a tree.Agus Loedin
Does Future Form Itself, 2023
Does Future Form Itself, 2023. Agus Kama Loedin. 42cm x 16cm x 52cm
It is talking about the past, present and future. How they correlate with each other. The past and present are formed from the past and present,.. it is a question.
There is a dialogue between the past and the present. It is very important in how it shapes the form.. the actions of the past and present shapes the future.
This work encourages us to think about this, about this relationship of time.
Agus Kama Loedin
Cappucino and Croissants 2023
Cappucino and Croissants is part of a series that take Topeng Tua across different social and urban landscapes. There are references here to traditional identity, suggested tones of displacement and estrangement. The layers of meaning we can unravel here to reflect upon is truly open ended. You may even find humor here.Dewi Dian Reich
Taking the behavior of beef traders in Bali, who depict the relationship between life and death as a celebration of their equal position. An intense and moving experience is presented, combining elements of the gritty reality of the meat business with touches of deep emotional and spiritual intelligence. Requiem presents a contrast between the daily life of a meat trader and the unique spiritual practices performed to honor the departed.Dibal Ranuh
Buried Secret, 2023
This is an exploration of intuitive, spontaneous abstract art.Ellen Lane
In our new home, through our entrance doors, we are greeted by ‘Buried Secrets’ a painting by contemporary American artist Ellen Lane. Whose works explore an intuitive driven process throughout many layers that incorporate mixed media application. Buried Secrets is a painting initiated throughout Ellen Lanes’ Solo Exhibition ‘Glass Doors and Bridges’ which began as a collaborative exploration with our art community. The Woman in the end revealed in Buried Secrets emerged from a process of many layers with imprints of many people still harboured within.
She Rides a Wooden Horse, 2023
Portrait of Wisdom, 2023
Portrait Kebijaksanaan (Portrait of Wisdom) 2023.
By Gede Juli, 2023.
41cm x 33cm
The story of how we met Gede Juli is in ‘Finding July in September.’
Human Journey, 2023
Birth, process and discovery are the nature of our lives. Human Journey is intended to depict a visual concept about humans in the process of journeying to discover themselves. Many symbolic signs convey it. Ornamnetic artifacts, green flowers and others.Suklu
SS434 HZ Molecule, 2023
Listening to music that for us humans is surely something enjoyable. With SS 434 HZ Molecule, this represents the sound that human beings cannot hear. Ants and bats can hear this frequency. I only can imagine visually that SS 434 HZ itself is like many threads that are woven together by the web of a spider. The placement of the sunflower and water lily is symbolic of uniqueness.Sujana Suklu
Perform, 2023. By Sujana Suklu.
Mixed media, 50cm x 50cm.
When people are in crowded places or in any public forum, have an awareness of presentation and how they appear. Preparing for a performance on stage will have even more awareness in this regard. There are mysterious aspects to this that we can see we can see personally in the performer. This mystery is very beautifulSujana Suklu
Perform II, 2023. By Sujana Suklu.
Mixed media, 50cm x 50cm.
About the Dancer and the Mask Maker Kadek Sudiasa.
Face Fairytale, 2023
Depicting the behaviour of various human characters. This work was born from my contact with various human characters who of course have unique, different psychology from each other, especially their faces.Made Kaek
Love Fairytale, 2023
Face to Face, 2022
‘Human beings have many facets, or as may be often described as having two faces. Between the private face and the public face. ‘Face to Face’ is an effort to encourage reflection to truly know our own faces..’Somadita
Rising From the Ashes, 2017
Rise From the Ashes uses symbolism through the volcanic eruption whereby a disaster carries two meanings. There is sadness at the beginning, but through sadness, all living creatures will realise that everything must return to the beginning. Life will begin to grow after the effects of the eruption. HOME, is the beginning of human life being raised and taught all the ways to live life and learning to understand life. A HOME is a place where we learn and gather to start a journey.ManButur
Respect To Nature, 2023
Earth is the place of life for all creatures. In this life, we all depend on nature. Currently, nature has experienced a lot of damage due to many factors that must be limited, such as excessive search for natural resources in various places.Nyoman Handi
Which has a big impact on life, such as global warming which occurs from year to year.
From that, we all started to protect nature from the smallest things, such as throwing away and sorting organic and non-organic waste. And replanting trees in various places. as a symbol of respect for nature.
Tarian Alam, 2022
Kala Sung Sang, 2023
While still in Garba (womb), the feet reach for the sky (Kaki Nyujuh Langit) and the head reaches for Mother Earth (Nyunyuh Pertiwi).
When a human is born, the Head Nyujuh the sky and the Feet Nyujuh Earth.
We are SUNG-SANG
This is where the unification of Akasha Pertiwi occurs.
And everything happens according to the provisions of the Time or the Khala.Putu Bonuz Sudiana
Dreaming I & III, 2019 Shuai Feng. Acrylic on canvas.
Through geometric shapes and deformations of real things, harmonious colour blocks, bubble of fantasy… full of dreamy, child like feelings…Shuai Feng
My Home My Journey, 2023
The living environment and social environment, including the school and community environment, have a very important role in shaping a person’s character and way of thinking. Humans who grow up in an environment with positive values such as honesty, empathy and responsibility tend to internalize these values in their character. Unlimited access to information today has a big influence on patterns and ways of thinking that are more critical and analytical. Awareness of this environmental influence should lead to positive development and strong character in individuals.Tjandra Hutama
In Sunflower, I was inspired by sunflowers, which always looks forward and upwards from sunrise to sunset. It is connected to the concept of my work about “Ka Ulu” which I translate as head or the beginning… Well, this is the connection I understand that social life and natural harmony should always be maintained. The order that is the beginning or Ulu which will become history. This can be understood as the ancestral and cultural order or kawitan which is still maintained to this day even when exposed to natural conditions.Wayan Suastama
From Private Collections
Wood Carvings by Wayan ‘Kak Serimben’ Kumpul, 2022. Private collection of Sawidji Gallery.
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