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 … Continue reading Remembering Balinese art maverick Wayan Sika (1949-2020)

“BALINESE MASTERS” exhibition presents significant insights into the development of Balinese painting

                           Essence of Void, 2019 – Wayan Sika   Balinese Masters: Aesthetic DNA Trajectories of Balinese Visual Art, an ongoing presentation in Bali of installations, paintings, sculptures, drawings and objects by thirty-four Balinese artists and communities has opened to the delight, as well as the scrutiny of many in the Bali and Indonesian art worlds. … Continue reading “BALINESE MASTERS” exhibition presents significant insights into the development of Balinese painting

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

The Legacy of Arie Smit 1916-2016

The Death of Dutch Colorist Arie Smit 23 March 2016 is an Enormous Loss to The Canon of Southeast Asian Art.   During an August seminar at Ubud’s Neka Art Museum, a gathering of over 100 members of the Balinese art community paid homage to the legacy of the Dutch post-modern colourist Arie Smit (1916-2016). … Continue reading The Legacy of Arie Smit 1916-2016

One Heart – the Sureal Art Group

                                     Mother & Daughter – Suryani   In the media we often hear about the plight of West Papua and its people striving for independence from the Indonesian occupation, its wealth of mineral resources, or deforestation that is threatening indigenous cultures. Modern and contemporary artists from this region, however rarely gain exposure. One Heart, an … Continue reading One Heart – the Sureal Art Group