Between the World of Work and the Imagination. Can the world of the imagination become a job? This question seems naive if we look at the recent contemporary developments; established architects, respected musicians, successful painters, but still we want to ask the question of Made Djirna. According to him, painting is "Responsibility as a job and a benefit both now and in the future." What this means is that Djirna comprehends that his work is a total belief system for the adventure of his artistic endeavour, and a gamble on the post, present and future. Everyday reality tells us a lot and becomes the most concrete evidence. Djirna was born in Kedewatan, Gianyar in 1957. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Art, ISI Yogyakarta. He has participated in numerous exhibitions both in Indonesia and overseas, including Basel, Jakarta, Australia, Canada and Singapore.

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