Painting in Bali in the last three decades has veered toward abstraction. This abstraction is based on narrative and icons, including symbolic and non-symbolic elements, with the use of color as a major component. This development is rooted in Balinese-Hindu art and traditional culture. Philosophical aspects of the Balinese way […]

Cosmology in Balinese Abstract Painting

I am a real raven when it comes to searching out the little places that are so special wherever I travel in Indonesia. Walking down alleys (gangs) and finding the craftsmen who own small shops and those involved in cottage industries. Every town and city has them.

Ceramics at Teaport Studio: Yogyakarta, Central Java

Born a Balinese prince at the time of Dutch occupation, Anak Agung Made Djelantik (1919-2007) became a genuine Renaissance man who lived through the great changes that shaped our modern world today. His observations of those times and the arts of Bali are his gift to future generations.

Anak Agung Made Djelantik and Balinese Paintings

Contemporary artist Made Wianta unveiled another aesthetic surprise with an exhibition of razors, daggers and needles piercing a hole through the illusions of a hypocritical society. The work is meant to “slash through the thin veneer of civilized society that dulls us into submission” and “to pierce through our imbecile […]

Made Wianta Exhibition: Ubud, Bali

Indonesian art is without a doubt some of the most creative in the world as a well as being the most colourful and created with insight. The capital city of Jakarta has numerous galleries and if you are heading into this city over the next month then you are in […]

Exhibitions in Jakarta: West Java

Bali is blessed with beautiful beaches, stunning panoramas, high peaks, and, it’s a tourist paradise. Probably too touristy for my liking, but having said that, it’s a great place to go if you want to relax, shop and do a bit of sightseeing. As a great lover of the arts, […]

Museums and Galleries: Bali

Long before it will officially open its doors at Yogyakarta Cultural Park, a new children’s museum has been reaching out to the public with various events and displays. Kolong Tangga Museum, opening in January 2008, is named for a child welfare community grouping, itself an outgrowth of Yayasan Untuk Semua […]

Children’s Museum: Yogyakarta, Central Java

Images of apples, grapes, skies and horses dominate Erizal’s artwork, now on display at the Koong Gallery at The Darmawangsa Square, South Jakarta. Those objects are connected lavishly by lines. Erizal has 30 paintings in the exhibition appropriately called Lines Project.

Erizal’s Lines Project Exhibition: Jakarta, West Java