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Balinese Moments An Exhibition by Ventje

Paintings from Balinese Life at Casa Iseabo December 15, 2007 January 31, 2008.

(12/17/2007) Bali's Casa Iseabo Gallery of Contemporary Art will host an exhibition of paintings depicting Balinese life by Ventje S.

With inspiration drawn from the daily life and spiritual practice of the Balinese, Ventje's paintings reflect his deep love of the Island and its people. Colorful, realistic and rich in detail - Ventje's works reveal a spiritual understanding of the Balinese drawn from months dedicated to sitting and careful observation in a Denpasar market or roaming the rice fields of Bali.

Born in Jakarta of Manadonese parentage, Ventje has spent the past 42 years living and painting in Bali.

Despite enjoying a world wide audience for his artwork, the current exhibition will be Ventje's first solo exhibition in Bali and only his second internationally, the first of which held in the Maison de France, Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1971. Working traditionally with oil paints on canvas for his larger composition, Ventje employs a special technique of layering oils, creating an exciting visual effect in his smaller works. The exhibition also includes a number of large black pen sketches on paper that depict daily life in Bali.

Casa Iseabo

Casa Iseabo is located in Seminyak in Bali and was established to provide an international platform for Balinese and Indonesian artists. The gallery works with artists who share a fierce commitment to their artistic vision, whatever the medium; whether hand-sculptured stone or wood, glass, painting, bronze and iron, marble, weaving, batik design, paintings or drawings.

The exhibition, "Balinese Moments" runs until January 31, 2008.

For more information contact Susana Archibald at telephone ++62-(0) 81805503193.

[Casa Iseabo Website]

Casa Iseabo

Jalan Laksmana 22A, Seminyak, Bali

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 1:00 p.m. 9: 00 p.m.