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  • Artist Background

  • About the Artist
    Ida Bagus Putu Purwa’s (or shortly Purwa) concept of art works is his continuous search of freedom. His paintings speak about human bodies in a true search and longing for freedom, realizing that human existence or ones’ due rights was given to them since birth. Although the subjects in the paintings sometime take different shape or posture, they are in fact an expression of himself. For this reason they are not really different subjects, but merely bodies; embodiments of the same ultimate subject, the very artist himself. His works are expression of this quest to freedom and a reflection of movements and suffering of this urge to find his dream.

    Wearing mask or painted face to hide his agony, these bodies move till the edge of the canvas (or paper) as if they are looking to break out of the frame, looking for freedom outside its confined edges. Jumping high or almost disappear to the side while running, trying to break out. Many times they dance with vigorous movements, inspired by the traditional Balinese dance, they pose anger, frustration but also happiness and acceptance. Graceful composition showing vulnerable strength and light-footed postures bear the weigh of his mental burden.

    Sometime those bodies stand critically at the edge of an imaginary cliff with unknown depth, though at the same time they do not appear to be suicidal or wanting to leave this world and irresponsibly neglect his burden. They seem to realize that the burden of the limitation of ones body. A struggle for acceptance. Abounding with heightened emotions and rich cultural traditions, Purwa’s stylized figures draw upon the diversity and vibrancy of his background.
  • Artworks Type
    Paintings
  • Artist Style

    Ida Bagus Putu Purwa’s (or shortly Purwa) concept of art works is his continuous search of freedom. His paintings speak about human bodies in a true search and longing for freedom, realizing that human existence or ones’ due rights was given to them since birth. Although the subjects in the paintings sometime take different shape or posture, they are in fact an expression of himself. For this reason they are not really different subjects, but merely bodies; embodiments of the same ultimate subject, the very artist himself. His works are expression of this quest to freedom and a reflection of movements and suffering of this urge to find his dream.
  • Artist Education
    STSI, Denpasar, Bali
  • Exhibitions
    Solo exhibition :

    2008
    • “BREAKOUT” ,@ Elcanna Art Gallery, Jakarta
    2009
    • “SIGNsession”,@Tony Raka Art Gallery,Bali
    2012
    • “FREEDOM” @ Tobin Ohashi Gallery – Tokyo –Japan
    • “IN MEMORIES” @ LA LANTA Gallery – BANGKOK – Thailand
    2013
    • “IMBA TUBUH” @ DIA.LO.GUE ART SPACE – Jakarta
    2017
    • “VAGUE MEMORIES” @ Santrian Gallery - BALI



    Group exhibition :

    1996
    • Gebyar SMK se-Indonesia, di SMSR N Denpasar
    1997
    • Exhibition Karya Dalam Rangka Penyambutan Tamu Pertamina, di STSI Denpasar
    • Exhibition HUT III Kamasra STSI, di STSI Denpasar
    2001
    • Himpunan Pelukis Sanur, di Balairung Dewi Sri Exhibition Hall Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Jimbaran
    • Exhibition Gelar Dua Budaya Indonesia – Jepang bersama Bunga – Bunga Bali, di Kuta Centre Bali
    2002
    • Exhibition Trouble, di Padang Linjong Krobokan Bali
    • Exhibition Himpunan Pelukis Sanur – Soft Opening Santrian Gallery, di Santrian Gallery Sanur
    • Exhibition dan Demontrasi, di Apache Bar Kuta
    • Exhibition Perupa Dalam 16, di Gabrig Art Gallery Sanur
    • Exhibition Paradise Youth Activity for Humanity Sangga Bhuana, di RRI Denpasar
    2003
    • “TAIBlack” Dies Natalis STSI XXXVI, di STSI Denpasar
    • “BIG” Perupa Dalam 16, di Art Center Denpasar & Santrian Gallery Sanur
    • ” LELAKUT”, di persawahan Peguyangan Denpasar
    • “NEW HARMONY”, di Rare Angon Gallery Sanur
    • Pesta Kesenian Bali XXV, di Art Center Denpasar
    • “SARASWATI DALAM IMAGE”, di Nandya Gallery Ubud
    • “RENUNGAN MERAH PUTIH”, di Monumen Nasional Margarana – Tabanan

    2004
    • ” MOZAIK Himpunan Pelukis Sanur”, di Santrian Gallery Sanur.
    • ” DRAWING NEW HARMONY II”, di Rare Angon Gallery Sanur
    • 3 artists” OH”, di Sudana Gallery Ubud
    • @ Guet Gallery Sanur
    • ” 10 ARTISTS INTRODUCE THEMSELVES”, di 10 Fine Art Sanur, Bali
    • , di Swissotel the Stamford Singapore
    • ” MERAH - Kelompok Hitam Putih”, di Tama Gallery Ubud
    • “THE JOURNEY” Himpunan Pelukis Sanur, di Museum Puri Lukisan Ubud
    2005
    • MELBOURNE ART SHOW 2005, di Royal Exhibition Building , Carlton Melbourne Australia
    • Ten Fine Art, di Hogart Collect Gallery Australia
    • Berdua “ ART AS SELF EXPRESION” (dengan Ketut Teja Astawa), di Santrian Art Gallery
    • ” BRICOLASE”, di Ten Fine Art Sanur
    • “HIBRIDITAS “Kelompok Hitam Putih, di Pilar Batu Gallery Ubud
    2006
    • “JAGO”, di Niki Gallery Ubud
    • “MASKULIN”, di Danes Art Veranda Bali
    • ” BALI IN CONTEMPLATION”, di O House Gallery Jakarta
    • “EKSFRESI RUPA TAMAN BUDAYA BALI”, di Art Centre Denpasar
    • Sanur Village Festival, di Santrian Gallery
    • ” UNLIMITED TEN FINE ART”, di Danes Art Veranda Bali
    • “ PANORAMA TEN FINE ART”, di Ganesha Gallery Jimbaran Bali
    2007
    • di Montiq Gallery Jakarta
    • “QUESTION OF DISTANCE”,Elcanna art gallery,Jakarta
    • SANUR VILLAGE FESTIVAL, Darga gallery Bali
    2008
    • “LE MAYUR,S LUNCHBREAK” Santrian Art Gallery Bali
    • “GREEN” Sanur Village Festival, Sanur - Bali
    2009
    • “NEW + NEWS” Gracia art gallery, Surabaya
    • “ RISING SONS OF THE ARCHIPELAGO” Gallery Lukisan,Dublin-ireland
    • ” POLITICAL JUNCTURES” La lanta fine art, Bangkok-Thailand
    • ” HIPERLINK” tujuh bintang gallery, jogjakarta
    • ”NAMAKU TANAH THO” Tanah Tho Gallery –Ubud
    • ” ILLUMINATION” Sampoerna Strategic Square –Jakarta
    • Indonesian artists, MBC Gallery- Korea
    • @ DAEGU Art Fair, Daegu – Korea

    2010
    • ” EDGE OF INDONESIA”,8 indonesian artists,EDGE Gallery –
    Hong Kong
    • ” TENmade” kelompok TEN, Tujuh Bintang Gllry – jogyakarta
    • “ Art Kampoeng” Sanur Village Festival – Sanur –BALI
    • “lukisan kecil” Ten Fine art – Sanur - BALI
    • ” CARPE DIEM” Philo Art Space –Jakarta
    • with Tony raka Gllry @ BAZAAR ART JAKARTA 2010
    • “INTEGRITAS JIWA TAMPAK” Bentara Budaya Bali
    • opening Tony Raka Gllry @JAD -jakarta
    • 10+1=LAWAN bersama 10 fa di Paros art Gallry- Bali

    2011
    • “ re-FRESH” TEN fa _Raos Gallry – Batu, malang
    • “ TIDAK TAKUT! – NEW BALINESE ART” @ Willem Kerseboom gllry –Amsterdam
    • “ BEYOND YOUR EMAGINATION” 5 indonesian artists @ Tobin Ohashi Gallery ¬– Tokyo _japan
    • “ SCOPE Basel 2011” @ Basel
    • “ OUR TESTIMONY” 5 perupa HPS @ Santrian gllry – BALI
    • “SAWEN AWAK Cross- Culture of Balinese and Foreign Contemporary Artists “ @ Jakarta Art District – Jakarta
    • with APIK GLLRY @ BAZAAR ART JAKARTA 2011 : indonesian art fair The Ritz Carlton Hotel Ballroom, pacific Place SCBD – JAKARTA
    • “ CELEBRATING THE BODY” @ GAYA Fushion art space- BALI
    • ” IN THE NAME OF IDENTITY” @ TANAH THO Gllry – BALI
    • “ENTITAS NURANI 2” @ Art Centre – BALI

    2012
    • “PAINTING @ DRAWING “@ Tony Raka Gllry – BALI
    • ”Hello,Goodbye’,It is all about East and West” @Willem Kerseboom gllry-Amsterdam
    • “FACE FACE FACE” @ Tobin Ohashi Gllry – Tokyo – Japan
    • “The Cocks are Still Fighting” @ Syang Art Gallery – Magelang
    • “Sudamala: An Artistic Journey” @ SUDAKARA Art Space – BALI
    • " QUIET PLEASE " @ Tobin Ohashi Gllry – Tokyo – Japan
    • ”HE HE (Here we art, Here we are the same)” @ Maha Art Gllry- BALI
    2013
    • “TRANS AVANT GARDE” @AJBS Gllry- Surabaya
    • “TEASE” @ TAKSU Gllry – BALI
    • “FACINATION” @ Berlin Avantgarde gllry- Berlin –Germany
    • “LANGIT GUMINTANG” with 10 fa @ SAND Gllry- BALI
    • “LANGIT GEMILANG” with 10 fa @ Sangkring Art Project – JOGYAKARTA
    • “ONE MOMENT OF JOURNEY” @ Seniwati Art Space – BALI
    • “STOP VIOLENCE” with 10 fa @ @ Seniwati Art Space – BALI
    • “BALI ON THE MOVE” @ TONY RAKA Gllry –BALI
    • “SEA+TRIENNALE 2013”@ NATIONAL GALLERY – JAKARTA
    • “ IMAGINNING INDONESIA, TRIBUTE TO S.SUDJOJONO” @ TONY RAKA Gllry –BALI
    2014
    • “LEGACY OF POWER” ARTJOG 14 @ Taman Budaya Jogyakarta
    • “Asah Asih Asuh” @ Sika Contemporary Gallry – Bali
    • “LOCAFORE 2014” @ Bale Pare Hall Exhibition, kota Baru Parahyangan- Bandung
    • “Rel(ART)ionship” @ Sangkring Art Space – Yogyakarta
    • “ETHNICPOWER#1” Taman Budaya “Art Centre” BALI
    2015
    • “ PAPER POWER” Duo Indonesian- Dutch @ Danes Art Veranda – BALI
    • “ BALANCE: In perfect Soul “ House Of Sampoerna - SURABAYA
    • “ULU TEBEN” Militan Art @ Bentara Budaya Bali
    • “ACT MOMENT#2” SPRITES BALI 2015 @ Sanur Beach – BALI
    • “LOST IN COLOUR#1” with Jago Tarung jogyakarta @ AR+OTEL SURABAYA
    • “Sanur Village Festival “ with Himpunan Pelukis Sanur @ Maya Hotel – Sanur -BALI
    • ”LEGACY OF JAVA CULTURE” in commemoration of 100th birthday of Basoeki Abdullah @ Rumah Jawa Gllry – JAKARTA
    • “ConFIGURAtion”The Celebration of Human @ G13 GLLRY –Kualalumpur- MALAYSIA
    • “AFTER 10 YEARS “ by 10 fa @ Santrian Gallery – sanur –BALI
    • ”VIOLENT BALI” Bali Art Intervention#1 @ Tony Raka Gllry – BALI
    • “ART AS PERSPECTIVE” @ CLC – BALI
    2016

    • “RWA BHINEDA” Exhibtion with TITIAN ART SPACE @Bentara Budaya BALI
    • “MILLITANT FOR HAPPINESS” @ CLC - BALI
    • “MANIDRI ART CHARITY 2016, MANDIRI SAHABAT NEGERI” @ grha bimasena – JAKARTA
    • “LOREM IPSUM:SISYPHUS AND THE STONE” @ Sangkring Art Project -JOGYAKARTA
    • “HERITAGE NOTE” @ Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel – BALI
    • “ART DENPASAR “ @ Denpasar Art Space – Denpasar –BALI
    • “TAT TWAM ASI” Ubud Writer Art Festival – Ubud –BALI
    • “ IMAGO MUNDI”, Indonesia: The Art Of Humanity @ BENTARA BUDAYA BALI
    • “DIALOGUE WITH AN ANGEL” with 10 fa @ BIDADARI Art Space – MAS Ubud- BALI
    • ” MILLITANT FOR EDUCATION” @ CLC – BALI
    2017
    • “CHANGE” Group exhibition @ Museum Puri Lukisan UBUD – BALI
    • “ART-TIVITIES NOW” @ BREEZE ART SPACE –Tanggerang
    • Grand Opening VIP Fine Art @ VIP Fine Art JAKARTA
    • “SENINJONG2 “ Pelataran Joko Pekik – JOGYAKARTA
    • “ART SAMPOERNA 2017” The Atrium Sampoerna Strategic Square - JAKARTA
  • Awards & Merits
    1989
    The Best Artwork of Painting Competition, Denpasar Bali

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