Darsana

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Darsana

Nationality Indonesia
Date of Birth 1970, Toho (West Kalimantan / Borneo)
Artistic Activity
Level Mid-Career Artists
Type of works Acrylic On Canvas
Studies ISI Denpasar (Art College)

Darsana was born in 1970, in Toho, a beautiful and pristine hamlet in West Kalimantan (Borneo). The purity and beauty of the environment in which he grew up stimulated young Darsana to become deeply interested in visual arts, especially drawing, a hobby that became deeply embedded in his life even in adulthood. He has had his share of oversea travels and adventures. In 1977, Darsana served as an apprentice to a painter who installed in the boy’s young mind a solid foundation that later became essential to his artistic development. Connection is the clearest way to describe Darsana’s art. You can see the colors and different techniques being connected. Creating unity, without boundaries of space and time. Connection is a combination of the Latin con (with) and ecti (action movement, dancing). His paintings are a celebration of the inner dancing movement within.

The movements are not part of a chaotic explosion, but every single detail is connected to the next color, to the next calligraphy, to the next collage. Darsana shows in his work different ways of communication between every thing and every being. Looking at Darsana’s paintings is like talking to him without a word. Words are rational and limited in expression; colors and forms are not. They open new interpretations and for the viewer to create his own dialogue. The process of creation is rooted at the beginning of our universe. When no words existed, where only vibrations, establishing light, colors, and forms mattered. This process continued through time and it is still present in the expansion of our universe and is in us. Darsana indicates in his work that we are part of this creation, inviting the viewer to connect with life beyond questions, fears and desires, and rediscover that we have always been connected.


Exhibitions :
    2007
  • "Object Art Project #1", Biasa Art Space, Bali
  • "Imaginned Affandi", Gedung Arsip Nasional, Jakarta
  • “Asia Contemporery-innaugural", Singapore
  • "Shade of Colours", Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta
    2006
  • “Sedulur Gempa", Goethe Institute, Jakarta
  • "Scene of (Wo) man", One Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • "Celebration of Colours", The Peak, Bandung
  • “Seribu satu sangut”, Taman Budaya Art Centre, Denpasar
    2005
  • “National Art Jamboree” Exhibition at Ancol, Jakarta
  • “Intermezzo”, Gallery Langgeng, Magelang
  • “Summit Binennale 2005”, Toni Raka Galllery, Ubud, Bali
  • "Still Life", Galeri Vanessa Art Link, Jakarta, Indonesia
    2004
  • “Tree of Life”, Sembilan Gallery, Ubud-Bali
  • “Termogram” di Museum Neka Gallery, Ubud, Bali
  • “Objectivity”, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta
  • "Dasa Muka", ARMA, Ubud, Bali
    2003
  • Group exhibition in Gedung Societet, Yogyakarta
  • “Trienal Seni Grafis Indonesia”, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta
  • “Indonesia Asean Art Award 2003”, Sekretariat Asean, Jakarta
  • "Ba7art" Festival Kesenian Yogyakarta, Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta
    2002
  • “Semeton Bali”, Puri Lukisan Museum, Ubud- Bali
  • “Bersatu dalam Rasa” di Edwin Gallery Jakarta
  • “Cultural Festival Art Exhibition”, Aman Jiwo Resort, Borobudur
  • “Abstract Narration”, Rare Angon Gallery, Sanur Bali
    2001
  • “Bali Contemporer”, Berntara Buadya Jakarta
  • “Colors of Bali”, Jenggala A rt Gallery, Jimbaran-Bali
  • “Osaka Triennial”, Osaka Cultural Foundation, Japan
  • “Indonesia Indofood Art Award”, Neka Art Gallery, Ubud, Bali
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