Ida Bagus Putu Purwa

Born October 31, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Works and lives in Bali, Indonesia

Indonesian High School of Art (STSI) Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

“Awak“, Artotel Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
“Vague Memories”, Santrian Art Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
“Imba Tubuh”, Dia.Lo.Gue Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Freedom”, Tobin Ohashi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“In Memories”,La Lanta Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
“Breakout”, Elcanna Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Signsession”, Tony Raka Art Gallery, Bali, Indonesia

“Balinesse Masters: Aesthetic DNA Trajectories of Balinese Visual Art”, AB • BC Building, Bali Collection, ITDC Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
“ART JAKARTA 2019”, LaLanta Fine art –Bangkok, JCC, Jakarta, Indonesia
“PASISI LANGO: Gate to transition”, Lv8 Brawa Beach Festival 2018, Bali, Indonesia
“Brush –Strokes Reflection Exhibition”, Latar Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
“September Art Project 2018”, Studio Jaring _ Batu Malang, Jatim, Indonesia
“Biennale Jateng: The Future of History “, Semarang, Jateng, Indonesia
“The Challenge of Contemporanity”, ARMA, Bali, Indonesia
“Unlimited”, Kaktus Art Space, Bali, Indonesia
“The Garden”, Cushcush Gallery”, The American Club Singapore
“Change”, Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
“Art-Tivities Now”, Breeze Art SPACE – Tangerang, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Grand Opening VIP Fine Art”, Vip Fa, Jakarta, Indonesia
“SENINJONG#2”, Pelataran Joko Pekik, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Art Sampoerna 2017”, The Atrium Sampoerna Strategic Square, Jakarta, Indonesia
Last Defense are three artworks that illustrate a self-defense after for almost three years I have been preoccupied with a variety of activities (of custom, culture, tradition) that are very time-consuming and unavoidable since I was fated to be born in a Brahmin family, being given the trust to lead my people (Kelian Banjar). Finally, in a contemplation I was awakened how the custom, culture, and tradition in Bali play a very strong role as the last bastion of the Balinese people in the face of the onslaught of the era of technological development.

These three works are born from the accumulation of contemplations for the last three years, taking the visual of Balinese paintings (inspired by Deblog) as the power of tradition; a visual of struggle with arrows or spears (as an onslaught of the times) and the head of an ox (Last Defense 1) as a symbol of Balinese beliefs.

With the progress of the times, along with the development of technology, the old society will shift to more individual societies. Only with a sense of confidence and trust, through lived customs and the preservation of culture and traditions as the last defense of the Balinese people, that we will make it.
Last Defense 1
3 panels; 300 x 200 cm each | Charcoal and oil on canvas | 2019

Last defense 2
300 x 200 cm | Charcoal and oil on canvas | 2019

Last defense 3
300 x 200 cm | Charcoal and oil on canvas | 2019