New Gateway, mixed media on canvas by Nyoman Handi. Original work exhibited in Sawidji Collaboration ‘Kala and the Guardians’ December 2022. This collaboration was a mixed media installation together with ManButur Suantara and Dewi Dian Reich. To view the online exhibition catalogue, click here.
In response to the questions posed by our Guardian portraits, Nyoman Handis’ work ‘Gerbang Baru’ returns to the heartfelt reminder that the most sacred offering we have to give is our gratitude. From true gratitude, we have an opening a new gateway to deepen our relationship with the Earth, the Great Spirit and therefore ourselves.
The new gate shows the meaning of ‘offering’ as a tribute to nature. By protecting and managing Nature well. Nature will take good care of us too, as always.
About Nyoman Handi
Nyoman Handi Yasa is a contemporary Balinese artist whose art explores environmental and social themes on canvas and mixed media platforms. His influences are derived strongly from primitive art as well as contemporary narrative styles. The result is a gorgeous fusion of new-generation social consciousness spoken through a visual language that echoes our ancient beginnings.
“The most important thing from art is that we can communicate message from our work and our work can be recognised that it is the artists work. That people can understand and receive the message into the community”~ N. Handi