'Two Bearded Men' by Pandi (I Nyoman Sutaria) (2013)
Fine Art •
'Two Bearded Men' by I Nyoman Sutaria, better known as Pandi (1980 - ), artist from Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Pandi is an inspiring self-taught artist with the flare of Picasso and the unrestrained creativity of Jean-Michel Basquiat. He paints birds in all his compositions as a symbol of freedom and peace and because of his family's relationship of trust with these creatures when he was growing up. Pandi's art is a manifestation of his freedom of expression with bright colours, lines, shapes and figures that know no bounds. His style and spirit reflect the innocence of a child with simple but elegant artworks that communicate a sense of joy and harmony.
This painting created in 2013 reminds us that sexuality is not something foreign to the art of Bali. Depictions of couples having sex are often inserted into Pandi's paintings and once taboo homosexual themes in this part of the world do not escape the artist's imagination. This painting is superbly executed and harmonious simultaneously representing the contrast of the warmth of love and affection versus the cold of loss and fear in vibrant reds and blues.
Acrylic on stretched canvas in a tray frame.
Dimensions with frame:
H 138.5 cm (54.5")
W 123.5 cm (48.6")
Dimensions without frame:
H 136.5 cm (53.7")
W 121.5 cm (47.8")