The Shepherd by Wayan Suastama. Original artwork acrylic on canvas, 2022.
The Shepherd is part of the ‘Farmer Series‘ by Wayan Suastama which expresses a sentimental nostalgia for childhood memories.
“As a son of a farmer, I miss the simplicity of that environment. These memories play a large part in who we become. Everyday things and routines are typical in the life of a farmer like helping our parents in the fields after we finish school. These memories are the theme of these works. It comes from missing my childhood. Coming from Tabanan,. an area that is known for ‘lumbung bears rice agriculture.”
About the artist Wayan Suastama.
‘Balance’ is a painting by Wayan Suastama painted in 2017 as part of the ‘Farmer Series’. Since 1995, he has exhibited his works in joint and solo exhibitions at home and abroad. 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,’ 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.