TiTian Art Foundation online exhibition supports Balinese marginalised by Covid19

Tiny eyes peer out from enigmatic, otherworldly creatures. Their contorted bodies, shimmering in colorful metallic hues, endowed with appendages that defy description. Fascinated, yet perplexed, I wonder what I am observing. Are these oddities types of oversized  micro-organisms that dwell deep inside of me, or aliens from a distant galaxy? I first discovered the fantastic … Continue reading TiTian Art Foundation online exhibition supports Balinese marginalised by Covid19

Balinese traditional practices fuse with contemporary ideas in Wayan Arnata’s beautiful fibrous artworks

Balinese artist Wayan Arnata first came to my attention in June 2013 in the landmark exhibition ‘Irony in Paradise’ by the collective Sanggar Dewata Indonesia (SDI) at the Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) in Ubud, Bali.  ‘Nike Barong’ 2013, Arnata’s mixed media reflection upon the changing nature of the Balinese identity depicted the iconic … Continue reading Balinese traditional practices fuse with contemporary ideas in Wayan Arnata’s beautiful fibrous artworks

Traditional practices fuse with contemporary ideas in Wayan Arnata’s beautiful fibrous artworks

Balinese artist Wayan Arnata first came to my attention in June 2013 in the landmark exhibition ‘Irony in Paradise’ by the collective Sanggar Dewata Indonesia (SDI) at the Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) in Ubud, Bali.  ‘Nike Barong’ 2013, Arnata’s mixed media reflection upon the changing nature of the Balinese identity depicted the iconic … Continue reading Traditional practices fuse with contemporary ideas in Wayan Arnata’s beautiful fibrous artworks

Posthumous tribute to Balinese artist Sukari a highlight of Jogja Art Weeks

                                   Dialog, 2000 – Nyoman Sukari   Balinese Hindu ritual is a fascinating and potent fundamental of a distinct traditional culture that, through its philosophies seeks to embrace a universal sense of harmony between all people, the environment and the divine. It incorporates a belief system that places equal emphasis on both the physical and … Continue reading Posthumous tribute to Balinese artist Sukari a highlight of Jogja Art Weeks

Aswino Aji’s artistic observations of the ego in the face of the Balinese culture

Balinese contemporary artist Made Aswino Aji and his work “Doors of Perception”   An acute sense of observation is an essential talent for a contemporary artist. The ability to scrutinize and reflect on one’s own conduct and thoughts, along with that of the collective, is a doorway to art rich in meaning. For more than … Continue reading Aswino Aji’s artistic observations of the ego in the face of the Balinese culture

Afghan artist’s “Iron Cocoon” a highlight of Jogja Art Weeks

Exhibition view – Iron Cocoon – Amin Taasha, 22 May – 7 June, Galeri Fadar Sidik,  ISI Yogyakarta   Indonesian and international art audiences visiting Yogyakarta during Jogja Art Weeks (JAW), a month long program of art events held throughout the Central Java, have a unique opportunity to observe a new direction in Asian contemporary … Continue reading Afghan artist’s “Iron Cocoon” a highlight of Jogja Art Weeks

Opening Doors On Indonesian Art History Discourse – YOS 2016

Leading Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso shares with the audience about his creative journey at Black Goat Studio during the YOS 2016 Focus Tours.   As a platform for dialogue and collaboration the annual Yogyakarta Open Studio (YOS) program supports the development of new knowledge and documentation on contemporary art studio practice. It provides the public and … Continue reading Opening Doors On Indonesian Art History Discourse – YOS 2016