Lotus Art Print, by I Dewa Putu Gede Artha.
Lotus Art Print by I Dewa Putu Gede Artha is a Balinese painting. This original painting is in the Pengosekan Flora Fauna Style,. A style dominating the art market since the 1980’s. The Flora Fauna style of Balinese painting is a true hybrid, one of western and commercial influences on traditional schools of painting in Bali. This influence spread also to the wider Ubud areas. However, we can say it originated and was first recognised in Pengosekan.
‘I learned painting from my father. The method is traditional, the subject is flora fauna. You have to be very patient. Perhaps I am an impatient son.. I remember this lesson from my father the most.
To learn the traditional method, requires a lot of patience. There are many steps. Some of those steps: include sketching, nyawi, ngabur, colouring and finishing. In the traditional method, it is noteworthy to know that colouring and finishing are two separate stages pf the process.
I Dewa Putu Gede Artha
About the Artist
Dewa Putu Gede Artha is born and raised in Pengosekan Ubud. He has grown up in the traditional system. Like many working in the hotel industry, he observes the effects of tourism. Throughout his life, he has seen the influence and effects of tourism not only for Bali but specifically, the community in Ubud.
Traditional painting is part of his core identity. As someone from Pengosekan, the classical arts in music, dance and painting is part of the group identity. Pengosekan’s reputation in the arts enjoy a very high praise throughout Bali. Considered a leader in the areas of dance and music also. Refer to Gamelan Cudamani.
Sawidji Artists’ original artworks are available as art prints. Sawidji Art Prints are printed with archival grade ink on premium grade paper. Available in A3+.