Modern and Freestyle Paintings from Bali and Java(52 items)
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Anton Papo Original paintings
"I found Bali to be culturally rich, full of beautiful scenery and art."
"My parents wanted me to study medicine to have a better future, but I was more interested in drawing and art. That's where my spirit is. However, my parents said an artist didn't have a clear future. I... read more
Popular Modern and Freestyle Paintings from Bali and Java
Signed Modern Abstract Painting by a Javanese Artist, "Rare Portrait"$127.99
Working in a modern, abstract style, Javanese artist Reza Dwakiss paints this wonderful composition. Various colors and forms are painted in acrylic, while pictographs and writing are done in permanent marker, depicting intricate figures. Says the artist, "This work tells of a cow herder who was pulling his buffalo. This is a rare portrait of village."
Original Oil on Canvas Painting of a Javanese Mask Dancer, "Doyok Dance"$319.99
Wearing a or "mask," a man engages with another mask as he performs the a traditional Javanese mask dance with a comical theme. In this freestyle oil on canvas painting from Tales Suparman, the Indonesian artist employs rich tones of brown, yellow, red, green, and blue to portray the masked dancer against a black background; the performer wears decorated batik cloth and a traditional headdress called a The work suggests a surrealist influence, as the dancer appears with two elbows on his left arm, and depicts the duality of the characters of Bancak and Doyok, who usually appear in Indonesian theatrical performances as buffoons who are brothers.
Signed Modern Painting of a Dog from Bali, "Funny Doggy"$209.99
In this freestyle painting by Balinese artist Anton Papo, a cute brown dog plays with a paper lantern. An inscription reads "my little funny brown earth doggy's playing soccer," where "lampion" refers to the paper lanterns used to decorate during the Chinese New Year. Says the artist, "Many of my works are inspired by dogs, probably because of my interest in that cute animal. I have visualized many of their absurd poses, which I find interesting. "
Signed Modern Painting of a Traditional Dancer from Java, "Call Me Sinden"$174.99
Javanese artist Anton Papo works in his characteristic, modern style to offer the image of a traditional dancer. He works with acrylics, ink, and graphite, portraying the performer as she kneels in front of a microphone, captured in dark tones against a yellow background. Papo hopes that he can use his work to interest people in the traditions of his country. The painting is inscribed with "call me sinden."