Press Release by Alila Ubud

The Dog, Acrylic on canvas, 100x110cm, 2009

The Bat, Acrylic on canvas, 100x110cm, 2009

The Owl, Acrylic on canvas, 100x100cm, 2009

The Cat, Acrylic on canvas, 110x100cm, 2009

The Jellyfish, Acrylic on canvas, 100x100cm, 2009

The Snake, Acrylic on canvas, 100x110cm, 2009

The Porcupine, Acrylic on canvas, 100x100cm, 2009

The Frog, Acrylic on canvas, 100x100cm, 2010

The Butterfly, Acrylic on canvas, 100x120cm, 2010

The Rabbit, Acrylic on canvas, 110x100cm, 2010

The Giraffe, Acrylic on canvas, 200x100cm, 2010

The Elephant, Acrylic on canvas, 120x160cm, 2010

The Whale, Acrylic on canvas, 100x200cm, 2010

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Naka Contemporary Art & Alila Ubud
are proud to present:

Art Exhibition by Yaviz Basalamah

Experience an exhibition of a wonderfully lyrical representation of unity between the human soul and the animal spirit.

On 13 canvases, the black backgrounds explode with strong and bold colors freely. Each piece conveys overlapping
human expressions in animal forms, depicting anthropomorphism- the idea that people often exhibit
behaviors, personalities, and physical traits, which resemble certain animals.

Through his paintings, Yaviz shows the duality of human soul: the two opposing forces that never meet. Light
and Shadow. Unconscious and Conscious. Masculine and Feminine. They laugh and talk, they cry and
are silenced, intertwined, but never coming together, like two people in a masquerade.
The day the two finally connect is a day when a person will be whole and
will know no fear, reaching a state of contentment and happiness.

"Capturing and expressing 'the essence of the being' in my paintings is of the utmost importance; in hopes
that the viewer will not only see the beauty of the animal portrayed, but will also
feel its undying spirit," expressed the talented artist.

Yaviz’s intense lines and striking colors are most likely inspired by tribal patterns of Papuans
and Aboriginal fabrics. When he was living in Australia he was exposed to
and fascinated by the indigenous peoples of the land.

- Hellen Sjuhada

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Naka Contemporary Art

Alila Ubud

Painting Photography
Eki Chaniago