"My name is Odong Junaedi and I was born on June 16, 1959 in Medan, North Sumatra. When I was eight years old I started teaching myself to paint. Learning art by comparative study at an institution of higher education helped me a lot to broaden and improve my creativity. Here in Bali, an island of paradise, an artist can peacefully work and develop his art, so I decided to move to Bali in 1976.
"Everyday happenings in society and news from the mass media are important sources of inspiration, besides some art books. Most of the works I created are multiple aspects of human life in the community, mostly from a philosophical point of view. Freedom holding an artist's hand can help to create art based on the esthetical self-genuine principle. Art has to be a result of the heart. The creativity process takes place spontaneously without any plan or force."
In a city that could be in any country in any continent, Made Pasek Kusuma Wijaya depicts a busy road where among the fancy cars the most humble of street sellers smile as they face their daily... Read More
A shopper bargains for tiny bananas from a man who also sells ripe guavas from a basket. In the background, steps lead toward the temple. Strong young men offer their services to carry bags and boxes.... Read More
A serenely beautiful Indonesian women muses by the sea in this evocative oil painting by Ida Ratna Ningrum. We are left to wonder at the nature of her thoughts...is she thinking of a faraway love, or... Read More
Athletes leap, dodge and run to control the ball. A rugby fan, Odong Junaidi takes his inspiration from the game, conveying its excitement in sepia. He focuses his gaze on only two players in a superb... Read More