WAYAN YUSA DIRGANTARA
Wayan Yusa Dirgantara is an abstract visual artist from Bali who is currently based in Yogyakarta. Before embarking on his art degree, the artist discovered that he suffers from partial colour blindness, which led him to create monochrome works at the start of his practice. As he continued to study colour solely from reading theories and descriptions, he formed a strong sense of imagination and began creating his own tones that go beyond what the eye can see – associating it with meaning and emotion. Where we perceive tinted colours of the ocean and serendipitous pink strokes, Yusa views them as brown and earthy pigments. Throughout his work, colour is used to manifest memories, stories, feelings and our spirituality to a physical form.
On his first exhibition with us titled 'Towards Revival', Yusa reveals the memories he had in his hometown as he reflects on his experiences with local fishermen and notices the flow of nature. Through abstract works, he meditates on fishery depletion and the ways traditional fishing can be a more sustainable approach in preserving our ocean.