Citra Sasmita

Spiritus Sancti

2023

CZ-CI-SA-2023-01

Percha antigua tallada en madera, tela, acrílico sobre lienzo tradicional Kamasan / Antique wood carving hanger, fabric, acrylic on traditional Kamasan canvas

159 x 117 cm / 62.5 x 46 in

Photo by Nuhayd Naufal, Image courtesy of Yeo Workshop

Is a contemporary artist from Bali whose work focuses on unravelling the myths and misconceptions of Balinese art and culture. She is deeply invested in questioning a woman’s place in the social hierarchy and seeks to upend the normative construct of gender. Her whimsical compositions representing geographies of female figures and various natural elements are executed in the Kamasan Balinese painterly language that Sasmita has been developing in her practice. While rooted in mythological thinking with Hindu and Balinese-specific references, the scenes are equally part of the contemporary process of imagining a secular and empowered mythology for a post-patriarchal future.

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