As reported on balidiscovery.com [The Very Bare Necessities of Art] Pronoto's Gallery on Ubud's Main Street hosts twice-weekly life drawing classes every Wednesday and Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m..Click images to enlarge
Tracing its roots to the weekly gatherings of local and expatriate artists, the two-man exhibition "Body Double" at Bali Mystique Hotel in Kerobokan exhibits the nude drawings of the Ubud gallery's Owner, Pranoto, and an English-born artist Tim Brown.
Born in London in 1954 and now resident in Bali, Tim Brown trained at Waterford and Exeter Art Colleges where he initially copied the works of old masters to understand their techniques. A professional artist for more than 20 years, Brown has exhibited in London, Bath, Los Angeles and Dubai. His commissioned works reside around the world in such locales as South Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Europe, New York and Tokyo.
Brown says of the current exhibition: "I am deeply indebted to Pranoto and Kerry Pendergrast for the wonderful opportunity to attend their excellent model sessions at Pranoto's Gallery in Ubud. Without them, and the models, this exhibition would not have been possible."
Born near Solo in Central Java in 1954, as a child he already aspired to become an artist, eventually relocating to Bali in 1974 in order to pursue an artistic vocation.
Becoming, over time, a mentor to many Indonesian and expatriate artists living in Bali, Pranoto established Pranoto Gallery in 1996 to exhibit and sell his own art and that of his friends, as well as provide a location for the weekly model sessions.
Pranoto's art reveals his playful engagement with a variety of techniques and medias, currently preferring charcoal and paper.
His work has been exhibited in Bali, Java, South Korea, Australia and Great Britian.
"Body Double" – Drawings by Pranoto and Tim Brown
An exhibition of colored pencil and charcoal figure drawings by Pranoto and Tim Brown:
Place: Bali Mystique Hotel, Jalan Petititenget 2000XX, Kerobokan, Bali
Dates: Daily from February 14 – March 14, 2007.
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