A visit to Made Wianta’s Studio

Art In Bali | Written By, NOW! BALI | August 11th, 2014

I’m personally always captivated by the topic of Balinese painters and their palettes. From the first time I visited a painter’s studio years ago, I have been floored by the variety of materials these artists use, and have also been seduced by the allure of their creative spaces. To me, looking into an artist’s studio is a bit like opening a friend’s refrigerator: I’m going to learn a lot about them very quickly.

Text by Namhar Hernanto

I’m personally always captivated by the topic of Balinese painters and their palettes. From the first time I visited a painter’s studio years ago, I have been floored by the variety of materials these artists use, and have also been seduced by the allure of their creative spaces. To me, looking into an artist’s studio is a bit like opening a friend’s refrigerator: I’m going to learn a lot about them very quickly.

Now, if you’ve ever wondered how artists or painters organize their studios or painting spaces, where they store their canvases, how they keep their brushes, and how tidy they are, then you should join the newly-launched Artpreciation, an art program that will take you to the private homes and studios of some of Bali’s most prominent artists such as Made Wianta.

Opening the doors of his home and studio, Wianta will take questions from Artpreciation participants and talk about his work – he may also be doing demonstrations to give you a more in-depth observation on the elements, media, and methods he uses in the creative process and thought. You will be amazed by how Wianta’s constantly active brain works – Japanese researchers were so intrigued by this that they flew Wianta to Japan to study his brain.

Wianta is a multi-modal artist. His mastery of color and form on canvas is matched by his mastery of words in poetry; body movement in dance and sense of rhythm in music.

Made Wianta was born in the Apuan village, Tabanan. Possessed of an intense concentration of energy, he is bubbling and constantly moving. His creation flows from the depth of his psyche. Over two decades, some 14,000 works of art have emerged from his energy and creativity. Those art works are widely known and have been exhibited nationally as well as internationally at prestigious galleries and museums.

On a few occasions during the visit to his studio, you’ll find yourself tongue-tied, amused and even flabbergasted.

Made Wianta studio visit is part of Artpreciation program. For further details and bookings contact:

Artpreciation
Komplek Pertokoan Nakula Megah 5 Unit J
Jalan Nakula Timur, Kuta
Phone: 823 6733
Email: emelia@phoenix.co.id

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