Tjokorda Bagus Wiratmaja

Piercing The Fog, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas, 150 x 200 cm

USD 5,500 – 7,800


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About the artwork

This evocative piece by Indonesian artist Tjokorda Bagus Wirtamaja depicts three bulls charging at full speed. The vivid red used by the artist to paint the background conveys the intensity of the moment, and reflects the ferocity of the animals’ movements. On the left of the canvas, the artist uses long and quick brushstrokes that stretch horizontally across it, engulfing the bulls’ bodies in a blur of grey. This nuanced technique vividly illustrates the speed they are charging it, further heightening the intensity of the scene conveyed. This powerful work highlights Tjokorda’s skillful ability to capture riveting scenes of the animal kingdom through fearless colour exploration.

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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