WHOSE CANVAS: Aboedt

Kadek Rudiantara, or better known as Aboedt, is a self-taught Balinese artist who hails from the village of Mas in Ubud. It all started off as a ‘fad’, but he is now an active painter; all thanks to the power of social media which has helped him a lot in his journey.
How did it start?
When I was a kid, I liked to doodle and create arty things. However, it was only half a year ago that I started painting seriously. It all started from paper. As a result, I took the pictures and put them on my social media. There were many responses coming, and it gave me more reasons to create better works. And honestly, the virtual world is indeed what makes me feel more enthusiastic about creating art. I’m self-taught, so I never learned to create art, even after I found my own style. Since then, I have become more active in creating art. There is no day without painting.
What do you paint?
Most of my works focus on women. I like to paint women as they are beautiful, and they also have a strong appeal. I love to paint monsters or giants. Sometimes, I love to depict the symbols of divinity. I also love to create paintings that are based on signatures. From the signature of my friends, I would respond it with stripes, and that collection of signatures would then become a masterpiece.
What is your style?
My painting style is a kind of decorative expressionism. It is a development of the traditional Balinese style which is responded with my own style.
And what about the coloring?
There’s no special meanings in the colors I use. For me, those colors are part of decoration, and they enhance the beauty of my art.
What is your art characteristic?
My characteristics lie on the ornaments and decorations in my works. The Balinese touch looks thick, but it flows freely like water. They seem unbalanced, but they actually complement each other.
2016-05-26-PHOTO-00000089
2016-05-26-PHOTO-00000092
2016-05-26-PHOTO-00000096
 

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter

Recent Stories

Bali Nightlife – Update June ’22

Bali Nightlife is back and on track Since things are getting back to normal, and tourists are now coming...

Read More

North Bali Airport ready to open in 2024

Image: The mock-up design. Credit: bibuairport.com The construction of the North Bali International Airport (BIBU) initiated by PT BIBU...

Read More

Christmas New Year restrictions announced: Not so drastic

Image: Christmas in Bali. Credit: Air Asia. The government has announced a number of restrictions during the coming Christmas...

Read More

A Flying Taxi could be here in Bali soon

Image: The two seat unmanned EHang 216 in action. Credit: YouTube. Ehang.com An autonomous aerial vehicle, with a capacity...

Read More
X