Surfer Girl by Wayan Suastama. Original artwork acrylic on canvas, 2010.
Surfer Girl by Wayan Suastama is part of the ‘Beyond a Holiday’ series by Wayan Suastama. Beyond a Holiday, explores a selection of works by artist Wayan Suastama that explores the same theme during contrasting social conditions
Wayan Suastama explored the theme of leisure and holidays during two different periods in his life. Exploring these themes was not something that he deliberated on. These were subjects and themes that naturally occurred,.. coincidentally at two very different phases of his career and in very different social and economic conditions.
“I worked more in commercial art back then. Whilst I was doing this commercial work, the need to paint for myself was still very strong. So these are the works I made for myself. During that period my children were small and we spent more time out on excursions with the family. Looking back at these works, really show..that there is visual storytelling like a children’s storybook.” ~Wayan Suastama
About the artist Wayan Suastama.
Suastamas’ works often feature female figures. A wide range of colours and textures, as a symbol of the regenerative and creative force. His new series which includes ‘Whispers to the Clouds,’ (Bisikan Pada Awan) explores in detail the philosophical theme of ‘upstream and downstream’ (Hulu Teben)in our relationship to the balance in Nature and is exhibited in World Without Sound 2023 Sawidji Gallery.
Explore the collections of Wayan Suastama, whose portfolio exudes a visual sensitivity that is rich in social observations and personal transformations.