IDA BAGUS PUTU PURWA
b. Indonesia, 1976
SPIRIT OF FREEDOM, 2013
Signed, dated and inscribed
Charcoal and oil on canvas
139cm x 210cm; triptych, 139cm x 70cm each
Private Collection, Indonesia.
Accompanied with cerificate from the artist
ESTIMATE RM 6,000 - 8,000
PRICE REALISED RM 7,840
A dynamic three panels featuring masculine male figures in energetic bodily movements painted in translucent gestural brush marks, this painting is executed swiftly accentuating muscular tones in darker hue by Indonesian figurative painter, Ida Bagus Putu Purwa. In a trance-like state of mind, the figures are depicted based on the ritual and spiritual being of the Hindu culture in Bali.
Native Balinese Ida Bagus Putu Purwa graduated from Indonesian High School of Art (STSI) Denpasar (1996 –1998). His solo exhibitions included Break Out held in Jakarta (2008) and Sign Session in Bali (2009). He has participated in numerous group shows since 1996 regionally and abroad namelyExhibition of Sanur Painters Association in Jimbaran, Bali (2001); Trouble in Krobokan, Bali (2002);TAI Black Dies Natalis STSI XXXVI in Denpasar, Bali (2003); Ten Fine Art at Hogart Collect Gallery, Australia (2005);Melbourne Affordable Art Show 2005 in Melbourne, Australia (2005); Intuitive Reflection in Singapore (2006); Rising Sons from the Archipelago in Dublin, Ireland (2009); Tease at Taksu Gallery, Bali (2013) and Legacy of Power at ARTJOG 14, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta (2014) among others. He won the Best Artwork of Painting Competition in Denpasar, Bali in 1989.