‘Mulai Bergeser’ by Ketut Jaya (‘Beginning to Shift’)
In life you have to move and you have to be doing something. You have to move forward, do something positive. Life is always a beginning, something is always starting. In this piece I guess there are symbols from my own memories and what I have experienced. As a symbol for this movement. The animals that are always moving, they move with agility and flexibly. This in a way is a reflection of a message I am saying to myself.
It has been mentioned before that many of Ketut Jaya’s works are coded with a subconscious symbolism. Perhaps not deliberate or academic. It is instinctive. it is a part of the very intimate relationship that exists with the Natural world. In ‘Mulai Bergeser’ is a perfect example of this.
Through memory and self reflection, the most instinctive representations of life’s forward movement, Jaya draws on his observations of the life and activity in Nature. The little creatures in the forest are his muse in this piece. An inspiration, an example of energy and dedication.
Ketut Jaya was born in Budakeling Karangasem Regency Bali, on the 15th July 1970. A veteran of the highs and lows of Balinese Art Industry, he has remained constant to his art with no prevarications. Through three decades of professional art practice, much of his work has been categorised Abstract Expressionism. Whilst maintaining a constant discipline in developing his technical skills through portraiture and landscape. Ketut Jaya has maintained and guarded the purity of his creative process. True to self, to the moment, to Nature.
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You may enjoy Rajah Ikan, another piece by Ketut Jaya.