I Putu Adi – emerging Balinese talent from the village of Keliki

.    ‘Gempa Bumi’ 2015  –  Putu Adi Acrylic & ink on Paper, 33 x 18.5 cm  Bali is a dynamic, ever-changing environment where the past and present intersect, and the East and West collide. Art and cultural expressions, the foundations of the island’s first tourism boom 1930 -1942, continue to evolve. Over recent decades … Continue reading I Putu Adi – emerging Balinese talent from the village of Keliki

Overview of the Bali art infrastructure 2019

Overshadowed by the creative hubs of Java, Bandung, Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Bali is often disregarded by international art lovers and this may be due to the tourism-led commodification of art and culture.  However, in the past six years, there has been significant development in the fascinating and distinct Bali art infrastructure. Bali was not immune … Continue reading Overview of the Bali art infrastructure 2019

Satya Cipta – the rise of a unique female Balinese talent

                                  Fragrance, 2018 – Satya Cipta                        A beautiful, naked woman with long flowing hair sits legs raised, feet positioned above her head. In her left hand she is holding a red lotus flower concealing her groin. “Fragrance” an intimate, yet daring sketch by Balinese artist Satya Cipta ‘speaks’ of the feminine physical, and worldly … Continue reading Satya Cipta – the rise of a unique female Balinese talent

Balinese art patronage – now & then

                                          Balinese Kamasan Painiting Balinese painting has a rich and unique history dating back over 400 years. Originally the work of artisans from the East Javanese Majapahit Empire (13-16th Century), this special narrative style of painting expanded into Bali in 1343 when the Majapahit conquered Bali, introducing the Hindu culture, and institutions. The collapse of … Continue reading Balinese art patronage – now & then

Urip – Awakening: Pande I Made Dwi Artha

                         Bad Dream – Pande I Made Dwi Artha The goal of Yayasan TiTian Bali (YTB), a visionary foundation open January 2016, is to build a new eco system for Balinese art for the 21st Century. Situated at TiTian Art Space, Jalan Bisma, Ubud, it is a venue for developing and nurturing young artists from … Continue reading Urip – Awakening: Pande I Made Dwi Artha

Keliki Kawan Miniature Painting Exhibition: Werdi Jan Kerti Artist’s Association

                              Sejarah Perdaban Cina di Bali – I Putu Adi More 60 images of the reknown Balinese modern traditional style of the Keliki School of Miniature Painting went on display, 18 April at Ubud’s Museum Puri Lukisan. The Keliki Kawan Exhibition 2017, by the Werdi Jana Kerti Artist’s Association, continues until 3 June at Ubud’s … Continue reading Keliki Kawan Miniature Painting Exhibition: Werdi Jan Kerti Artist’s Association

Balinese Kamasan Paintings

“The Charming of Mandara Giri” 1605 Natural pigments on paper. Image courtesy of Museum Puri Lukisan Imagine you are a master Balinese painter, and your King has recently commissioned you to create a work. As you sit down in front of a large cloth stretched upon a wooden frame with a pencil in hand, for … Continue reading Balinese Kamasan Paintings