UBUD, Aug. 12 (JDN.id) – Balinese artist Made Mahendra Mangku has transfefred his memories onto arts. Past experiences overlapping and settling in his subconscious mind are channeled and expressed through colors, lines, shapes, and compositions currently exhibited at Komaneka Fine Arts Gallery in Ubud, Bali.
Solo exhibition ‘Memorial Playing’ features Mangku’s 25 abstract paintings, a lot of which bring out a ‘poetic nuance of silence’, writer and art curator I Made Susanta Dwitanayasaid at the opening night on Sunday, Aug. 11.
“As an artist, Mahendra Mangku has been regarded as an abstract poetic painter,” Dwitanaya said.
“This is indeed (a collection of) poetic and romantic memories,” Mahendra Mangku told JDN.id.
Born in Sukawati, Gianyar, a regency in Bali, the 45-year-old artist graduated from the Indonesia Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta. He has achieved a number of awards for his artworks including from Indonesia’s Ministry of Art and Culture. His artworks have been showcased in both solo and group exhibitions.
Memorial Playing is part of a series of exhibitions called ‘Coming Home’ presenting artists who exhibited their works at the gallery in the beginning of their artistic journey, including Mangku.
“Komaneka Fine Art Gallery is like a birthplace for up-and-coming artists. We help present their works for them to venture into the world,” said owner of Komaneka Fine Arts Gallery Koman Wahyu Suteja.
“This exhibition, celebrating Mahendra Mangku’s recent work, symbolizes his journey back to his roots, a place he was born as an artist,” Suteja added.
COMING HOME series: ‘Memorial Playing’ by Made Mahendra Mangku
Aug. 11 – Sept. 11, 2018 at Komaneka Fine Arts Gallery
Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali.