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Nyoman Nuarta Society and culture: Ways of life
Nyoman Nuarta Born 1953 in Bali, Indonesia Themes –Society, politics –Violence, militarism –Identity –Nature Often uses brass and copper
NuArt Sculpture Park Opened in 2000 Primarily exhibiting Nuarta’s work Gallery, workshop, café etc.
Nyoman Nuarta – Jago Raja, 1993, copper and brass, 94x30x84 cm
Nyoman Nuarta – Rush Hour, 1992, brass and copper
Nyoman Nuarta – Rush Hour 1992 brass and copper Cyclists moving at high speed Leaning forward, gazing ahead Hair flying backwards Movement lines, motion blur
Nyoman Nuarta – Rush Hour 1992 brass and copper Figures get more blurred towards the back Breaking down into streaks of motion Use of wire mesh – see-through at some parts, with some frayed ends Creating motion blur/fading effect Oxidized to create blue-green colour
Nyoman Nuarta – Rush Hour 1992 brass and copper Depiction of form of transport used by locals Physical representation of motion, speed Fast pace of modern life Wires – metal, urban environment Blue-green-grey colour – coldness of fast-paced modern life?
Nyoman Nuarta – Rush Hour 1992 brass and copper What is the effect of this fast-paced life on people? What is their destination? The figures become less and less recognizable as human when we move backwards – what does that represent?
Giacomo Balla – Dynamism of a dog on a leash (Leash in motion), 1912, oil on canvas Futurism in Italy
Nyoman Nuarta – 5 Officials 1990 Copper mesh Group of figures, seemingly engaged in conversation No clear features on face, only gaping holes in front Only jacket lapels and ties are more defined Bodies merge into one mass The holes in the mesh show through more as we move downwards
Nyoman Nuarta – 5 Officials 1990 Copper mesh Figures appear hazy and blurry – like smoke Figures are blind? Insubstantial, untrustworthy? What is coming out of their mouths? Commenting on corruption?
Nyoman Nuarta – The Gang of Four, 1978, fiber resin, bronze electroplating
Nyoman Nuarta – The Gang of Four 1978 fiber resin, bronze electroplating Military robes and helmets Empty space where the bodies should be Lined up side by side, forming one mass All facing straight ahead
Nyoman Nuarta – The Gang of Four 1978 fiber resin, bronze electroplating Solidity of coats and helmets gives figures sense of weight and presence even though they are hollow Further emphasized by the clumping of figures and the heavy base Balinese Hindu belief in visible/invisible world Invisible energy also powerful Evil spirits, soullessness? Talking about military atrocities in Indonesia?