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[Artwork Painting] Selamat Tinggal (Goodbye) – I Nyoman Sudiasa


I Nyoman Sudiasa

Selamat Tinggal (Goodbye)

2019 | Acrylic on Canvas | 80 x 60 cm

IDR 5,500,000



” For me, art is not only an object of beauty. There is also an overflow of emotions, a medium to release all kinds of problems and burdens in this life. For me, who is an ODS (Person with Schizophrenia), art activities are one of the therapies for recovery and reducing the risk of possible recurrence of my mental illness. The objects I present in my paintings are explorations of facial expressions that are sometimes irregular in composition. These faces with various expressions represent the feelings that suffocate and fill my brain. The hallucinations, visions and delusions that I experience pour out in various facial expressions such as sane, sad, gloomy, laughing, screaming and also crying. ”

Nyoman Sudiasa, also known by the nickname Pak Nyoman, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2001. He started to paint through our workshop and with our founder, Kabul’s direction and guidance, Pak Nyoman’s works have been exhibited at Cata Odata (2017), Rumah Berdaya (2018) and Momentary Museum in Tokyo, Japan (2019). Now, he is active in managing the community of KPSI Bali and is part in our member of Schizofriends Art Movement by Ketemu Project.