“I believe in this world there’s no deadline except the Death itself.  Life is short, Let’s try the best we can do with ‘weapon’ that we have. ”
(Made Bayak)

Who I am

Bayak, born 1980 in Tampaksiring, Gianyar showed promising artistic and musical talent from an early age and went on to study at the Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Denpasar, 1999-2006. It was here that he met his future wife, Komang Kartika Dewi who also is a graduate from ISI and teaches art at Sukawati Junior High School. They have one son, Damar Langit Timur, another gifted artist who began creating figurative representations on his own as early as two years of age.

Projects

madebayak-icon-painting PAINTINGS
Here you can find all of my 2D artwork, from study process, notes, and sketch on paper, paint on canvas.

madebayak-icon-objectsOBJECT ART
Using found materials, toys part and other materials, I create lot of small artistic object that still has critical comments.

madebayak-icon-installationINSTALLATION
Look my installation art, from static until kinetic art. I used lot of kind of materials, today fact that we live among natural and synthetic, sometime I mixed that things become artwork.

madebayak-icon-plasticologyPLASTICOLOGY
A trash art project, using waste plastic as main medium to create artwork. This project also I brought it to school and communities around to share simple trash management using art as medium and fun activity.

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Overheard

  • Made Bayak's work and his ability to respect and break with traditional art forms allows him to not only create art that is provocative and visually stimulating but to produce work of fine quality and artistic merit. I have worked on a number of community and school projects with Bayak and admire the way he can impart his knowledge across age and interest groups in ways that engage and stimulate the participants. His work with the older students in their International Baccalaureate program was high standard teaching and allowed them to discover aspects of Balinese culture along with the history of art. What I enjoy the most is the art he produces that offers an insight into the lives of contemporary Balinese and their struggle to find balance between tradition and the modern world. The work is full of clever twists and a sense of humor that offers the opportunity for reflection on what it means to be a 'Balinese Artist' .

    Kayti DenhamCAS coordinator Canggu Community School , Bali
  • Bayak, salah seorang seniman yg teguh pada komitmen, menginstruksi kesenian untuk dirinya dan orang lain...

    Wayan RedikaSenior Balinese Artist
  • Bicara seni dan aktivisme dalam konteks seni (rupa) Bali, maka akan sangat berdosa jika tak menyebut nama Made Muliana Bayak. Perupa kelahiran Tampaksiring ini memulai jejak kesenimananya pada era transisi dari rezim otoritarian soeharto ke era reformasi. Kondisi era transisi tersebut mungkin saja adalah salah salah satu faktor yang membentuk visi kesenian Bayak yang tetap konsisten sampai detik ini mengusung kritisisme dalam setiap karya karyanya. Bayak juga adalah salah satu eksponen gerakan perupa muda progresif Bali di era 2000an awal. Bayak dimata saya adalah tipikal perupa yang tak hanya puas suntuk pada salah satu medium saja. Ia melakukan berbagai jelajah eksplorasi lintas medium, mulai dari dua dimensi ( lukisan, drawing, stensil, dll) hingga pada karya tiga dimensional, patung, instalasi, hingga kinetik, pada beberapa karya ia juga mulai memasukkan unsur unsur seni video. Disamping sebagai perupa Bayak adalah seorang musisi dari grup band cadas geeksmile yang dalam lagu lagunya juga mengusung spirit kritisisme baik isu sosial, lingkungan, politik, dan berabagi isu isu global lainnya. Dalam kerja kerja aktivisme seni yang ia lakukan, Bayak mampu memakai berbagai macam bentuk bentuk aksi yang partisipatif, semisal ia datang ke berbagai sekolah sekolah di bali, mengkampanyekan isu isu seputar pebyelamatan lingkuangan, melalui workshop worksop pembuatan karya seni dengan memanfaatkan limbah plastik, sebuah medium yang menjadi konsentrasi bayak sejak beberapa tahun terakhir. Pendek kata, bagi saya, Bayak adalah salah satu perupa Bali yang memiliki visi yang kuat pada pilihan jalur ideologi artistik yanf ia pilih dan yakini.

    Made Susanta DwitanayaKurator
  • At an elementary school in Badung, Bali, 20 pre-teens heated an iron before tearing up old snack wrappers and plastic bags. Made Bayak Muliana, who was overseeing the children, spread the torn plastic over a carton. Then he covered it with a newspaper and ran the iron over it. The plastic emitted a hissing sound from the heat. Bayak was teaching the children how to make canvas from plastic

    Yudha BantonoArt Lover
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