Bali Artists & Galleries on BaliSpirit.com
Many artists & galleries offer traditional & contemporary Balinese Art
Bali's legendary painters have been creating for over a century. Complex
traditional canvasses capture the island's unique culture and are highly
collectible. Bali's many talented painters also work with contemporary themes
and styles. Bali features many shops and galleries where original art and
reproductions of famous vernacular art can be purchased in a variety of price
Pranoto – at Pranoto's Art Gallery, Tengkulak, Ubud, Bali
Pranoto was born in a small village outside Solo, Central Java in 1952. He was driven
to be an artist from an early age, so he moved to Ubud, Bali in 1974 to pursue his
Over the years he has collected his friends' work, which is what led to the establishment
of Pranoto's Art Gallery in 1996.
The model sessions running twice a week at the gallery have marked the most productive era of his artistic life.
Pranoto has always enjoyed experimenting with different techniques and media, constantly adding new skills to his repertoire.
In 2011, an exhibition of 80 charcoal drawings and 20 acrylic paintings was held in Gallery East and Midland Junction Arts Centre in Perth, Western Australia.
He was artist in residence and conducted master classes and model sessions.
Pranoto's work reflects his colour sensitivity and passion to capture the presentation of light,
which creates a luminous glow to his figures.
Contact Pranoto on 081353016899 See his work on Pranoto's Art Gallery site www.age.jp/~pranoto
Antoine Merger, A young French Artist
Antoine Merger is a young french Artist recently based in Bali. He is a multi talented painter and started his carrier decorating retaurants and night clubs with large scale murals. In the 90's and for 15 years he started an internationnal tour at music festivals displaying big fluorescent canvas and batik. He took the name PUNKADELIK. His main influence are Dali, Matta and Escher.
Antoine is a neo Surrealist, Visionary, in touch with Inter Species Realms. His works are complex: The paintings are vibrant in daylight and electric in ultra violet light. He uses Acrylic and Acrylic fluo (WildFire) paint, and brushes. 3 themes could define the impact one feels looking at his Art: Beautiful colors, amazing architectural perspective and physical impulse! He is now involve in artistic architectural design in Bali.
We present you one of his Bali inspired painting: Tiger and Buffalo
Check the full range of his Art at : www.punkadelik.com Contact: Isa@punkadelik.com
Asroel's drawing of a child
Asroel is a talented, 26 year old Javanese Muslim artist, specializing in
portrait painting. He recently moved to Bali and has become concerned about
what he personally can do to break down the atmosphere of mistrust between
people of different faiths. His own life has been an example of breaking down
prejudices and barriers: he was born with only one leg and one short arm but no
hands. He has throughout his life had to overcome many barriers and prejudices:
yet he attended school, trained as an artist and recently married.
For more information contact Asroel on 081337004385, Vern Cork on 08123995055,
7470944, email or visit our website
www.SenangHati.org to see more about his work.
Kikuo Mori – Artist and Teacher Mori Art Studio, Ubud, Bali
The paintings of Kikuo Mori are influenced by his fascination with the 1960s
American Pop and Op Art scenes. During his 20 years in Los Angeles he absorbed
the aesthetic and philosophical ideas of Modern and Post Modern American Art,
Surrealism and Natural Abstract Expressionism. He pays homage to Georgia
O'Keeffe, Mexican painter Diego Rivera and French painter Paul Gauguin.
Now living in Bali, he combines the products of his imagination with the
natural world via the medium of oil paint and canvas to create luminous
surfaces of vibrant, sensuous forms and patterns. His latest works focus on
lush landscapes, intimate depictions of flowers, psychic inner mindscapes and
local cafe scenes interwoven with psychological tension. Mori's paintings
reflect Bali's profound animistic energies and mysticism, his California
experience and his Japanese Samurai ancestry.
Mori's Cv and Artist credentials here
For more information contact Mori on Tel./Fax +62-361-975962,
Hp: 081-337 251349, email
Robert James Hacunda – Bali Based Painter
A Searching Circus
As a painter with classic roots in art history, and a focus on the study of
nature, traveling the past few years absorbing life, art, and culture has
profoundly changed not only my art, but myself as well.
I have now settled into spending a large part of the year living and painting
in Bali, Indonesia, with the remaining time working in New York. Travel has
always been a wonderful way to absorb new information and Bali has been an
experience that will forever be imprinted in my mind and in my work. The light,
atmosphere, architecture, local art, and lifestyle have become a new story with
a language unto its own for me to tell. I find an innocent humor in the life
and its people and at the same time a deep respect for its diversity and
For more information contact James at email or visit our website www.Hacunda.artroof.com
Anya N. Rosoff was born in New England Connecticut, and has spent half her life
traveling with family throughout South East Asia. After living in Kathmandu,
Nepal, Anya knew that photography was her true focus. After graduating
University in 2001, Anya began taking classes at the International Center
Photography in New York City, where she further developed her craft. Traveling
to Bali a few times a year, she began her freelance photography, focusing, at
first on what she calls “informal” children and family portraits.
Currently, Anya continues her family portraits, but has also begun taking
commercial photographs for clients. She spends as much time as she can in Bali,
where she finds her inspiration and energy.
For more information contact Anya at email, or visit about her work
Kerry Pendergrast – at Pranoto's Art Gallery, Tengkulak, Ubud, Bali
Kerry was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1963, studied Humanities at Curtin University and after graduating in1986, pursued a career in theatre and music.
A trip to Bali changed her fate, when she met her Indonesian artist husband, Pranoto.
She moved to Ubud, Bali in 1993 and has two children.
It has been during her time in Ubud that she developed as an artist herself and co- managing Pranoto's Art Gallery, organising and attending the model sessions there twice a week.
She has also developed a love for drawing in pastels, completing pieces outside in nature.
She has exhibited in Bali, Java, Australia, Thailand and South Korea.
Her work reflects her love of life in Bali-the lushness of the countryside, and the delicate
patterns and textiles of Indonesia that continue to fascinate her as an artist.
Contact Kerry on 082144884025
See her work on Pranoto's Art Gallery site www.age.jp/~pranoto
Bali Artist – Linda Buller – Ubud, Bali
Australian artist Linda Buller has been working and living in Bali for the last
six years. With its disproportionate number of artists Bali is a vortex of
creative energy which encourages people to recognize a little of themselves and
their talents. Much of her work expresses an intense delight in all that makes
us human: laughter, magic, celebration and relationships with all Gods
creatures and the planet. Her painting is a joyous celebration of life and
energy. She coaxes colours working with both tones and texture in her chosen:
acrylic and oils. She manipulates her medium with ease and expertise, blending
folding mixing, contrasting brilliants and pastels melting like a perfume in a
For more information contact Linda Tel. 0818550947, email or visit our website www.lindabuller.com
Yhuda – at Jayuda Art Gallery, Ubud, Bali
The original oils on canvas shown in the Jayuda Art Gallery are by Javanese
artist Yhuda, a self taught artist who has spent the last ten years living and
working in Bali. These stunning paintings capture the natural grace, poise,
spirit and beauty of Javanese and Balinese women in both contemporary and more
traditional settings. All of these paintings are signed by the artist and can
be shipped anywhere in the world. Contact us for information about our gallery
and how to purchase Yhuda's paintings.
For more information contact Yhuda Tel. +62 361 980177, email