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 non-physical … 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 a … Continue reading Aswino Aji’s artistic observations of the ego in the face of the Balinese culture

Paradise lost & new frontiers: Gede Mahendra Yasa’s landmark investigation into Balinese painting

Tamiang, 2011, 150 x 200cm – Gede Mahendra Yasa. Exhibited in “Post Bali” After the fall of President Suharto and the New Order Regime in 1998 Indonesian artists enjoyed new liberties, and their art became increasingly social and political in content. Representing a new generation of the Balinese avant-garde, Gede Mahendra Yasa was inspired by … Continue reading Paradise lost & new frontiers: Gede Mahendra Yasa’s landmark investigation into Balinese painting

Nyoman Gunarsa (1944 – 2017) a pioneering Balinese art modernist

             RIP Nyoman Gunarsa – One of Bali’s pioneering modern artist With the recent passing of Balinese artist Nyoman Gunarsa on the 10th September 2017 an important chapter of Balinese art comes to a close. His legacy as an artist, art lecturer, art collective leader and museum owner, however, will be long lasting. Born in … Continue reading Nyoman Gunarsa (1944 – 2017) a pioneering Balinese art modernist

Walking a Unique Path – Wayan Sika

Wayan Sika smiles as he contemplates his new-found freedom. “On Friday 1st October 2010, after a 34 year association lecturing part-time at ISI (Institute of Fine Arts) Denpasar, I have decided to retire.” Like many others Sika dedicates himself to his family and community; however, the breadth of his accomplishments defines him as truly unique … Continue reading Walking a Unique Path – Wayan Sika