Tjokorda Bagus Wiratmaja

The Warriors, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas, 120 x 300 cm


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About the artwork

In this captivating painting by Tjokorda, a group of bulls appear to be charging full speed towards a point beyond the canvas. The horizontal composition of the work creates a sense of spirited movement, as it encourages the viewer’s eye to follow the group across the canvas. Tjokorda’s use of vivid red for the background imbues the painting with the intensity of the moment, and conveys the furious momentum of the bulls’ movements. The artist overlays this background with a myriad of vibrant colours such as blue and pink, creating an explosion colour that reflects this magnificent display of energy and life in the animal kingdom.

About the artist

Tjokorda Bagus Wiratmaja was born in 1984 in Gianyar, Bali and enrolled in SMK N1 High School Sukawati with a specialization in Art, going on to graduate from The Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) in Yogyakarta with a Masters in Fine Arts. Tjokorda creates artworks stemming from intense emotion and fearless color exploration, with layered and textured canvases that sometimes use elements such as sand and pigment powder to achieve their finishing. 

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