Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · The Bicycle Diaries
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

The Bicycle Diaries

Solo Exhibition of Paintings and Installations by Nyoman Sujana Kenyem in Ubud December 18, 2011 – January 18, 2012 at Komaneka Fine Art Gallery


(12/9/2011)

The Bicycle Diaries

Paintings by Nyoman Sujana Kenyem

Komaneka Fine Art Gallery

December 18, 2011 – January 18, 2012
Open Daily 8:00 am, until 8:00 p.m.

Jalan Monkey Forest
Ubud, Gianyar, Bali

Telephone ++62-(0)361-976090
[Email
[Website
Click Image to Enlarge

KENYEM’S BICYCLE DIARIES
by Jean Couteau

“I came upon the theme of the bicycle by mere chance,” says Kenyem with his usual smile, “by recalling my days as a student at Ubud’s junior high school. I rode my bicycle to get to school. Everything was so calm and natural. Now, things have changed. One is not secure anymore on the roads. The traffic is heavy. If some people, now, take to riding a bicycle instead of a motorbike, it is as a reaction. It is their way to protest against the changes that have taken place. It is for all these reasons that I have taken up the theme of the bicycle,” he concludes, chuckling.

What does one see in these works? Bicycles and riders set against various backgrounds of leaves and nature. Here they ride against the whirling of cosmic forces; there they pedal casually up a slope. In other works a single rider perches on the top of a man’s head or on the stretched arm or leg of a woman. But always the bicycle, and always a little rider man—who is not actually riding, but standing on his bike.

Kenyem is visibly letting himself go. He dreams, apparently aimlessly. Of the past. Of the need to move forward. Of his insignificance compared to nature. Of love. But always, in all these works—and here he rejoins the theme of his previous works—he features himself (the rider), Nature and the world. Can it be said that the underlying theme he is exploring is no different from before: the relation between microcosm and macrocosm? Perhaps, but it must be added that he presents it here in a more relaxed and spontaneous way. His approach has become non-intellectual: he talks about himself, and it is through himself that he happens to question his own position with regard to nature and the world. He is no longer making any statement about his Hindu-Balinese identity. This identity simply appears in the transparency of his dreams. Thus his expression is more natural, more from the heart.

It is only in the three-dimensional expression of his creativity—his bamboo installation— that Kenyem’s love of nature and questioning of his place in it takes the connotation of a statement. The installation consists of a triangular bamboo structure standing in the middle of the gallery’s pool. Small mirrors are stuck on its sides. The structure symbolizes the world, calling to mind the Mandara Giri (cosmic Mountain) as it stands in the milky sea, here the pool. When we look at the mirrors, it is our own images that come back, with a haunting question: what have we done to this world?

Simple, neat, and direct: such are the works, such is the smiling man.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Reducing Fatal Snakebites in Indonesia
Indonesia Needs to Develop a Range of Poisonous Snakebite Serum Vaccines
(11/23/2014)
Imprisoned on Appeal
Supreme Court Send Bali Lawyer Rizaldy Wartuty to Prison for Fraud in a Property Deal
(11/23/2014)
Snatch Thieves, Catch Thieve
Police Arrest Two Pickpockets Operating on Poppies Lane II in Kuta, Bali
(11/23/2014)
Prisoners of Paradise
Bali’s Kerobokan Prison Bursting with Inmates While New Prison Construction in Bangli Stuck in Bureaucratic and Funding Delays
(11/23/2014)
Roadside Banditry
Villagers between Selat and Sideman Participating in Collection Illegal Retributions from Passing Trucks
(11/23/2014)
Where to Lunch in Ubud
Too Good Not to Share: Warung Teges, Peliatan, Ubud for Outstanding Nasi Bali
(11/23/2014)
Refusing Treatment Proves Fatal for Arab Tourist
Saudi Arabian Tourist Fall Ill and Dies in Bali
(11/23/2014)
Asia’s Best Street Food in a Single Locale
Too Good Not to Share: Bali Update Editor Discovers that Sarong’s Love Affair with Indonesian Cuisine Continues to Blossom and Bloom
(11/23/2014)
Saved from the Satay Grill
Bali Water Police Rescue 51 Endangered Green Turtles
(11/23/2014)
Man of the People
President Joko Widodo Flies Economy to Attend Son’s Graduation in Singapore
(11/23/2014)
A Dozen Years for Homicide
19 Year-Old Male Prostitute who Killed American Paul Latourell Sentenced to 12 Years Prison
(11/23/2014)
Fire in Ubud
Massive Fire Destroys Clear Café and Five Nearby Homes in Ubud, Bali
(11/23/2014)
All [News]!