Monday, October 5, 2009

Dewa Batuan to hold painting exhibition in Spain

Dewa Nyoman Batuan (63), a well known artist born in Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar regency, Bali, will hold an international painting exhibition in Spain.

"A total of 15 paintings themed `Mandala`(shrine) and an the assistance of an old and close friend had been sent to Spain," said Dewa Nyoman Batuan in Ubud Sunday.

He said that the exhibition is scheduled in mid-October or early in November 2009.

"The sponsor will come to Bali soon for preparations to make a success of the exhibition," said Dewa Batuan.

He explained that the sponsor is also an artist and have lived tens of years in Ubud, a village of artists, and also planned to hold an exhibition in Bali.

The logistics for the exhibitions in Spain, would be prepared in an exhibition in Bali," Dewa Batuan who published "Mandala, Paintings and Writings" in English, said.

Dewa Nyoman Batuan had learnt from his grandfather Pita Maha, who had learnt from Rudof Bonnet, a well known Dutch artist who had also lived in Ubud for quite a long time.

Bonnet and the late Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati, born in Ubud in 1910 along with a local artist, the late I Gusti Nyoman Lempad established the "Pita Maha" in 1936 which had inspired the art of painting and Balinese culture globally.

The main purpose of "Pita Maha" organization was save and preserve works of art by gathering dance and painting artists.

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