Jerry Elizalde Navarro’s visual vocabulary has acquired a new depth which has resulted in work that celebrates the free spirit of art and the joy of life.
His Balinese sojourn started when he became the first Filipino artist at the Yayasan Dharma Seni Museum Neka, in Bali, Indonesia. Eventually Navarro was touched by the island’s Hindu based traditions and in the movements and form.
Navarro experienced in Bali seeing nature in terms of dynamic forces rather than as purely visual phenomena. With that Balinese spirit, Navarro brought to the oil medium a basically new style: painterly handling, full bodied color.