Balinese artist Putu Edy Asmara’s beautiful allegory of deception

Balinese artist Putu Edy Asmara first came to my attention about twelve years ago in an exhibition of contemporary artworks in Ubud. The technical standard and ideas within the work set him apart from his peers. For then on I have observed his growth. During the past few years, he has been prolific, his work … Continue reading Balinese artist Putu Edy Asmara’s beautiful allegory of deception

Remembering Balinese art maverick Wayan Sika (1949-2020)

                                          I Wayan Sika (1949-2020) On Saturday 4 January 2020 at 11 pm Balinese artist I Wayan Sika lay down upon his bed at his home above his gallery, the Sika Contemporary Art Gallery in … Continue reading Remembering Balinese art maverick Wayan Sika (1949-2020)

Wayan Karja: From a ‘Young Artist’ to Balinese Visionary

                                                       Wayan Karja Within every Balinese village there is a tale or two to be told. The association between the master and pupil has played a vital role in the development of Balinese traditional art. The bonds amid teacher and student, father and son, or among relatives have enabled the sharing of ideas, support and … Continue reading Wayan Karja: From a ‘Young Artist’ to Balinese Visionary