Wednesday, September 10, 2008

tangkas gallery, ubud - bali presents

title : mini art
artists :
anggara putra, diah ardanaresuari, guna tiana, i dewa arinata, i gede merta sukarya, i gede suryawan eka putra, i gusti lanang gede miasa, i gusti made kurniawan, i gusti made wisatawan, i komang purwita, i komang rai sukanta, i made agus merta, i made astika yasa, i made bayu yasana, i made gita, i made parma, i made rudita, i made suartama, i made sudyatmika, i made sugianta, i nengah murjana, i nyoman jasawan, i nyoman suartawan, i putu karang adi saputra, i putu sinar wijaya, i putu sukertiasa, i rai nopi ciptanadi, i wayan januariawan, i wayan mardana, i wayan suardana, i wayan sudiarta, i wayan sugita, i wayan yuliana, komang sudanta, mank gen, mariasa, miranti kusuma putri, muliarta, oktaravianus bakara, raden bagus suryaninggrat,
period : september 7th – october 7th, 2008
venue : tangkas gallery, jl raya ubud, ubud, bali, indonesia
opening reception : sunday, september 7th, 2008

By reading the title mini art, you may have guessed directly that you will see in the exhibition, artworks in mini or small sizes, on display. You are not wrong there, as they are mostly two dimensions with round about 10 x 10 cm in size.

Nowadays we often see Indonesian artists especially, pouring and expressing out their ideas on big size canvases. As some have their own perception that their work would be easier to sell and worth more, by making a bigger piece. Though, it really depends. In art, there is no limitation issue. Even tiny works could still be enjoyed and appreciated.

by i nyoman jasawan, "resah", variable dimensions, mixed medias, 2008

by muliarta, "perbedaan", 10 x 10 cm, mixed medias, 2008

Art is about freedom and has no boundaries. The freedom of thinking, creativity, expression, and exploration. Art is within the soul of every human being and connected with people’s everyday life. Therefore no need to square up ourselves in boxes of social elements. Life is a cycle and goes around in a circle, until the end of time. As told in the story of an art performance, presented in the exhibition’s opening.

bpk wahyu, bpk ida bagus alit, and bpk made djirna

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

tonyraka art gallery, ubud - bali presents

artists :
a.a. putu oka astika, agus putu suyadnya, at sitompul,, gede arta, ida bagus purnia atmaja, ida bagus santana putra, i dewa wirya oka putra, i gede arya sucitra,, i gede putu anta susila, i g m adi kurniawan, i gusti ngurah arya udianata, i ketut gede arya parwita,, i komang sedana putra, i made suartama, i made wirata, i nyoman gd darmawan, i putu aan juniartha, i putu eddy asmara p., i putu suarjana, i wayan gede budayana, i wayan joni, i wayan mardana, komang edy sastrawan, komang purwita, k. agus mediana adi putra, ni luh listya wahyuni, oktaravianus bakara, rio saren, tien hong
period : september 7th – october 7th, 2008
venue : tonyraka art gallery, jl raya mas no. 86, ubud, bali, indonesia opening reception : sunday, september 7th, 2008

RADAR Bali is a local newspaper owned by the Jawa Pos group. For the first time this year (2008), they have organized an art award titled RADAR BALI ART AWARD (RBAA).

by ni luh listya wahyuni, "dimanakah tempat itu", 140 x 200 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2008

RBAA received positive response and participated by many young artists with limited age of 30 years old, residing in and outside Bali. 74 participants sent a shot of their artwork and CV, which later went through selections, where 29 artists were announced as nominees of the award. Selections were scored by Wayan Sujana Suklu S.Sn., Wayan Kun Adnyana S.Sn, Msi, Putu Wirata Dwikora, and art lecturers of ISI Denpasar.

Sunday evening, September 7th, 2008 was the ceremonial opening of this event, and took place at Tonyraka Art Gallery in Ubud, Bali owned by Anak Agung Tony Hartawan. RBAA was officiated by Gianyar Regent ; Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, known as Cok Ace, who has deep interests in art.

By seeing the actual artworks of this competition, it really opens our eyes that especially Balinese artists has developed their works with quality. Infact they are on the way of becoming next generation’s maestros.

by i putu edy asmara p., "i am the super"

by i putu aan juniartha, "populasi", 130 x 200 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2008

Last but not least, 5 winners of RBAA 2008 were announced, in that evening. This event was certainly a success, and we are hoping that RBAA will become a regular art award which will be conducted annually, in years to come.

bpk A.A. Tony Hartawan, the winners, and bpk Cok Ace

by i nyoman gede darmawan, "selamatkan masa depan", 150 x 160 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2008

by i gusti made adi kurniawan, 140 x 140 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2008

by i gusti ngurah udianata, "proses II", 145 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2008